KESELOWSKI LOOKING TO SCORE FOURTH TOP-10 FOR NAVY AT KANSAS * Brad Keselowski will drive the No. 88 Navy Accelerate Your Life Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS in Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series Yellow Transportation 300 at Kansas Speedway. * ...
KESELOWSKI LOOKING TO SCORE FOURTH TOP-10 FOR NAVY AT KANSAS
* Brad Keselowski will drive the No. 88 Navy Accelerate Your Life Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS in Saturday's NASCAR Busch Series Yellow Transportation 300 at Kansas Speedway.
* Saturday will be Keselowski's second Busch Series start at Kansas Speedway. In last year's Yellow Transportation 300, he finished 26th in the No. 23 Chevy for another team.
* In last year's Busch race at Kansas Speedway, the No. 88 Navy team finished 21st.
* So far this year the No. 88 team has scored two top-10 finishes at 1.5-mile tracks, including a fifth-place run at Kentucky in June. A rookie in the Busch Series with just 27 starts to his credit, Keselowski's best finish at a 1.5-mile track is 14th (Chicagoland, 2007).
* The JR Motorsports team will run Chassis No. JRM 028 this weekend at Kansas. The team raced this car in the spring race at California Speedway, at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Texas Motor Speedway.
* Last weekend at Dover International Speedway, Keselowski scored a seventh-place finish in the No. 88 Navy Chevy after starting the race from 23rd position.
* In eight races for JR Motorsports, Keselowski has scored three top-10s and five top-15 finishes. He has also captured Raybestos Rookie of the Race honors four times in that eight-race span.
* With just six races remaining in the 2007 season, the JR Motorsports team has scored one top-five and seven top-10 finishes. The No. 88 team is currently 17th in the owner point standings.
Brad Keselowski, Driver, No. 88 Navy Accelerate Your Life Chevrolet Monte Carlo
"Kansas is a lot like some of the other mile-and-a-half tracks we race on -- especially Chicago. We scored a top-15 finish in my first run for JR Motorsports at Chicago, and we've come a long way with our communication since then, so I expect we'll be even better at Kansas.
"We had a pretty good run last weekend at Dover and I plan to carry that momentum into the race this weekend. I've scored three top-10s so far in the U.S. Navy Chevy and I'm ready to go for the fourth in Kansas.
"I'd like to score a couple top-five finishes before the season is out and try to get the JR Motorsports team a little higher in the owner point standings. There are some pretty good tracks coming up on the schedule, so I feel pretty confident about running well in the last handful of races."
Wes Ward, Crew Chief, No. 88 Navy Accelerate Your Life Chevrolet Monte Carlo
"Kansas is a cookie-cutter track. It's a lot like the other mile-and-a-half tracks we go to. Brad has done a pretty good job for us this year, and I look for that to continue at Kansas."
The fleet honoree for Saturday's race at Kansas Speedway is the Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Kansas City, Missouri. The NOSC is located in the Brush Creek area, three miles east of the Country Club Plaza. The NOSC is home to 13 Navy Reserve Units, serving active duty commands throughout the United States as well as South Korea, Japan, Europe, and Bahrain. Our primary mission is to prepare, train, and provide fully ready and integrated Reserve personnel to their gaining Operational Commands and ultimately, service on Active Duty. The NOSC also provides training, administration and logistical support to the local Reserve Sailors stationed throughout the central Mid-west but predominantly central Kansas and Missouri.