BUSCH: Milwaukee: Keller race press conference

JASON KELLER -22-Miller High Life Ford Taurus (Finished 3rd) "I got in the back of the 38 car. Unfortunately, he checked way up and I wasn't expecting it. It's kind of one of those deals, I didn't mean to, if you hit somebody in the back on...

JASON KELLER -22-Miller High Life Ford Taurus (Finished 3rd)

"I got in the back of the 38 car. Unfortunately, he checked way up and I wasn't expecting it. It's kind of one of those deals, I didn't mean to, if you hit somebody in the back on the freeway it's your fault. I'm sure he's upset, but he checked up a whole lot more than I anticipated and unfortunately I got in the back of him."

"He was maintaining racing speed, but his last corner and his car had gone away a little bit, he checked way up and I was, in my mind, I was thinking all I needed to do was get off the corner good and beat him back to the line. When he got out of the gas and I got in the gas, we met in the middle."

"The car wasn't quite as good in the beginning as we had hoped. We made some changes on that first pit stop and the guys flew up from third to first coming out of the pits. The car was a lot better at that point, so I felt like we made our car better in the middle part of the race and not quite so good the second set. And the third set, I felt like we were back as good as we were when we led. Just a little free on entry was one of my biggest problems all night, and that showed when I was battling the 38 car for the lead. I really couldn't drive in the corner like I needed to to really accelerate off. I knew the car was good today, I just hoped it wouldn't change because of the practice in the daylight and race in the night. Fortunately for us, we're in Miller High Life country and we put on a good show for the Miller fans."

"It being at night and being about 30 degrees cooler if I remember. This tire is not allowing us to run last year's setups. Although we won last year, we have nowhere close to the same setup. We brought the same race car back, so you'd think bringing the same race car back to the same race track that we won that we would run close to the same setup, but we were way different. We tried that setup today, but it really didn't work for us. We adapted our own setup, and at times, I felt like we had as good a race car as any. Our car wasn't quite as good on long runs and it seemed like a couple of them were better on long runs."

"I've been here since Wednesday. You're not racing two races. Usually we race to qualify and then we race to race. I like them. It's better on the crew guys. It usually allows us more time at home, but because I had a lot of sponsor obligations with Miller High Life, I didn't get to do that. Especially at the short tracks, like here and we did it at St. Louis and IRP, I'm all for it."

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