BUSCH: Las Vegas: Jason Keller preview

Jason Keller Notes: * Jason Keller begins the countdown to his 300th-career start in the NASCAR Busch Series. Keller is just 10 starts away from becoming one of only five drivers to reach the career mark in the series. Keller will also be...

Jason Keller Notes:

* Jason Keller begins the countdown to his 300th-career start in the NASCAR Busch Series. Keller is just 10 starts away from becoming one of only five drivers to reach the career mark in the series. Keller will also be defending his race title at Nazareth when he takes the green flag for the 300th time.

* Keller will be driving the Albertsons Ford that finished fifth at California in 2002 this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the attempt to capture his first win at the 1.5-mile track. Keller's best finish at Las Vegas was third in 2001.

Jason Keller Quotes:

Lovin' Las Vegas... Keller was running second at Las Vegas Motor Speedway when a $1 lugnut was the difference between a top-five finish and a 22nd-place finish. NASCAR black-flagged Keller after a lugnut was left off the No. 57 Albertsons Ford on the team's final stop. Keller is still looking forward to Las Vegas and running strong again.

"I really enjoy racing at Las Vegas," said Keller. "The city and track are so fan friendly. You have an abundance of hotels to stay at, the races are usually exciting and you can find a little something to do for everyone. I admit I enjoy gambling on occasion, so I get excited about the entire Las Vegas weekend.

"I also like the layout of the track. I typically like flat tracks and have run very well at them over the past few years. When you go into turns one and two, there are two grooves so you are able to pass slower cars. It is the type of track where the fastest cars can work their way to the front. We were running really well there last year before we had a mix up on pit road that cost us. I am definitely looking forward to heading back out west and running strong again."

Rebounding From Daytona... Keller rebounded from the wreck at Daytona by capturing his first top five of the season at Rockingham. Keller admits he is still sore, but success is the best medicine.

"I'm not 100 percent, but the best medicine is a good race," said Keller. "To get a top five at Rockingham is what this team needed. I can't say enough about this Albertsons team. They worked hard to try and make me as comfortable as possible in the car. We needed to rebound from Daytona if we want to contend for the championship, because we can't afford to get too far behind."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
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