Keller to Make 350th Career Start at Kansas...Keller has come a long way since his first NBS race at Lanier Speedway in 1991; taking home a mere $575 after finishing 29th. This weekend Keller will be making his 350th career start after 13 years...
Keller to Make 350th Career Start at Kansas...Keller has come a long way since his first NBS race at Lanier Speedway in 1991; taking home a mere $575 after finishing 29th. This weekend Keller will be making his 350th career start after 13 years in the NBS. You'd think a guy with that kind of milestone would be an "old man", right? But that's not the case with this series veteran. Although Keller ranks third on the list of drivers with the most series starts, Elton Sawyer (2nd) and Tommy Houston (1st), Keller is still a "young gun" in the eyes of many at the ripe age of 34. The South Carolina native is working on finishing in the top-five in points for his fifth consecutive year in the NBS standings. He currently sits seventh going into the race this weekend at Kansas, trying to bring his team their seventh top-five finish of the 2004 season.
High Life Light Returns--Keller will be seen in the blue and white No.22 Miller High Life Light Ford for the remainder of the events on the 2004 schedule. The paint scheme debuted at the Chicago race in an effort to create awareness for High Life's new packaging that debuted in stores in July.
The Car--The Miller High Life crew will be bringing car No. 10-17 to the track this weekend in Kansas. This is the same car that Keller tested with at Lowe's Motor Speedway last week in preparation for the SpongeBob Squarepants 300 on Oct. 15th. Keller also ran this car at Chicago this year where he finished second, and Kentucky where he posted his fourth top-five finish of the season coming home fifth.
Keller on his 350th Career Start--"Well I don't really think of it as a milestone, I guess. It's nice to have such a long and successful career in the Busch Series but I feel like there are many more of these to come. I guess because I started racing in this series at such a young age, it seems like I'm a lot older than I really am, but gosh, I'm only 34."
Keller on his first race in the Grand National Series--"I remember back to that first race at Lanier Speedway in 1991. I remember finding out how much money I won that first race and then walking over to pay my first tire bill for $2,000.00; I just about cried handing it over."