BUSCH: Nashville: Jason Keller preview

Albertson's/Jason Keller Nashville Superspeedway NASCAR Busch Series Jason Keller Notes: * Jason Keller's average qualifying effort is 10th after the first six races in 2002. His average start was 26th after Texas in 2001, cutting his average...

Albertson's/Jason Keller
Nashville Superspeedway
NASCAR Busch Series

Jason Keller Notes:

* Jason Keller's average qualifying effort is 10th after the first six races in 2002. His average start was 26th after Texas in 2001, cutting his average in over half compared to this time last year.

* Keller is still looking to capture his 50th career top-five finish in the Busch Series. He currently sits at 49 top fives.

* Keller hopes to capture the "NASCAR Concrete Triple Crown" this weekend in Nashville. Keller has won at two out of three the concrete tracks at which the Busch Series competes, Bristol and Dover.

* Keller is currently fifth in the championship standings, 96 points behind leader Jeff Green.

Jason Keller Quotes:

Getting Back On Track... Keller and the Albertson's team, who have three top fives this season, are looking toward Nashville to get back on track and regain the points lead.

"Our performance on the racetrack has been great," said Keller. "The Albertson's team has given me top-five cars all season, but we've also made a few mistakes. It's comforting to know that I am going to a track where I ran extremely well last year, so I don't have too many hurdles to overcome to finish well.

"The points race is going to come down to a few teams. Every team within 100 points of the leader has made mistakes and we are all fortunate to be where we are. I think within the next few races, one or two teams are going to get their act together and pull away. My team is definitely in a position to do that, but we have to be consistent on our set-ups, on the track and in the pits."

Keller Looking To Join The Band... For the past seven seasons, Keller has watched drivers like Randy Lajoie and Greg Biffle collect the most unique trophy in NASCAR Busch Series racing, a Gibson guitar. The Nashville track, located in the heart of country music, gives away the specially designed guitar to the winner of its three NASCAR events. Keller finished second last year at the inaugural race at Nashville Superspeedway and is ready to return to the concrete track to join the band.

"I've made it no secret that I love concrete racetracks," said Keller. "I have won at two out of three concrete tracks where the Busch Series competes, and Nashville is the only trophy missing. I want that guitar bad. The Gibson guitar is a symbol that speaks for itself. No one has to look at the name on the trophy to figure out where you won, they know you've won in Nashville."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Keller , Randy Lajoie , Greg Biffle , Jeff Green