BUSCH: Nashville: Jason Keller preview

Jason Keller will drive the ...

Jason Keller will drive the #27 Cottonelle Aloe & E Ford Fusion in the Pepsi 300 this weekend. It will be the first of five Busch Series events for Keller in the #27 this season. Keller will also race at Kentucky (6-16), Milwaukee (6-23), Gateway (7-21), and Indianapolis (7-28).

Jason Keller has made ten Busch Series starts at Nashville Superspeedway. In his ten races, Keller has 3 top 5 and 4 top 10 finishes. His best finish was 2nd -- twice (June, '02 and April '01). Keller has qualified 2nd twice at Nashville, and started in the top ten six times. His average finish is 13.4; average start 10.4. The Pepsi 400 will be Keller's first Busch Series race of 2007 and his 402nd career start -- ranks 2nd in career Busch races to the 417 by Tommy Houston.

The #27 Brewco Motorsports Team has competed in 11 Busch races at Nashville Superspeedway. Their best finish was 2nd; best start 5th - both by Johnny Sauter in April, 2004.

Brewco Motorsports will display a custom paint scheme for the Pepsi 300. The #27 Cottonelle Aloe & E Ford Fusion will race at Nashville, Texas, and Talladega. Dollar General will be the retail customer displayed on the quarter panels at Nashville.

A "Home Track" Advantage ... The Pepsi 300 this week at Nashville will be a "home game" for three members of the #27 Cottonelle Aloe & E Team. Crew Chief Stewart Cooper and Car Chief / Jackman John Reese are from Mt. Juliet, Tennessee, and Rear Tire Carrier Butch Waugh is from Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Jason Keller on Nashville Superspeedway and the Pepsi 300:

"The excitement level to get back behind the wheel has really been high. I've been anxious and looking forward to this race all year. The Brewco cars were very competitive when I drove them last year, so I'm really excited about climbing aboard the Cottonelle Aloe & E Ford this week. I've been chasing that guitar at Nashville for many years, and I'd love to win the Pepsi 300 for a lot of reasons. Nashville is actually the only concrete track on the Busch circuit now where I haven't won. (Keller has Busch wins at Dover and Bristol -- the other two concrete tracks). I don't know what it is, but I really like concrete tracks."

"Several guys on the Brewco team grew up near the Nashville Superspeedway, so I could tell there's a 'special emphasis' on this race. Of course, when you race at your 'home track', you'll have lots of family and friends there cheering for you. Everybody wants to do well when you race at 'home'."

"I'm really excited about driving the Cottonelle Aloe & E Ford this week. Some of the guys thought a green race car might be bad luck, but I told them all my cars in my early career in Late Models were green and black. Green is the color for my Dad's company, Kel Chemicals, and the first Busch car I drove was green. I've had some success driving green race cars, so I'm looking forward to this weekend."

Crew Chief Stewart Cooper on the Nashville Superspeedway and the Pepsi 300:

"Nashville is home to me. I always enjoy coming here to race. Our team has had some success at the new Nashville Superspeedway. It is one of my favorite tracks, and one that we have a pretty good handle on. With Jason (Keller) coming on board this week, I am really looking forward to the Pepsi 300. Jason is a 'driven racer' and has been for a long time. I really respect Jason and know that he is hungry and ready to get back to Victory Lane."

-credit: brewco

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Drivers Jason Keller , Johnny Sauter