BUSCH: Nazareth: Jason Keller preview

Keller to make 300th NASCAR Busch Series start * Jason Keller returns to Nazareth Speedway to become one of only five drivers to make 300 starts in the NASCAR Busch Series. Keller has accumulated nine wins, nine poles, 67 top-five and 128...

Keller to make 300th NASCAR Busch Series start

* Jason Keller returns to Nazareth Speedway to become one of only five drivers to make 300 starts in the NASCAR Busch Series. Keller has accumulated nine wins, nine poles, 67 top-five and 128 top-10 finishes in his Busch Series career.

* Keller and the Albertsons team will be defending their Nazareth race title from 2002, the last win for the team.

* Keller is the all-time money leader in the NASCAR Busch Series, with over $6.9 million in earnings.

* Keller has not used a provisional since May 2000 at Lowe's Motor Speedway and is averaging a seventh-place starting spot this season.

Jason Keller Quotes:

300th Start... Keller becomes only the fifth driver in NASCAR Busch Series history to make 300 starts. Tommy Houston, Elton Sawyer, Randy Lajoie and 1999 Winston Cup Champion Dale Jarrett have also reached the milestone.

"I am extremely proud of running this long in the NASCAR Busch Series and remaining so competitive," said Keller. "When you look at how many drivers have competed in the Busch Series, it is pretty elite company that I'm joining this weekend. I recently pulled out old photos and saw how many different cars and sponsors I have had the privilege of working with over the years. The Busch Series has been a great home to me over the past 10 years."

Returning to Nazareth... Keller has seen a tremendous amount of success at Nazareth Speedway including three straight top-five finishes. In nine starts at Nazareth, Keller has amassed one win, four top fives and seven top 10s. Coming off a top-five finish at St. Louis, Keller is looking forward to Nazareth more than ever.

"Nazareth is just a fun track," said Keller. "It doesn't compare to any track on the circuit. You have to go in with an open mind or you're in for a very long day. You can't set your car up for any particular corner or straightaway. We just make sure the car is loose with plenty of adjustability and I adjust as a driver. To be successful you almost have to be uncomfortable in the car.

"We really needed a top finish at St. Louis. It's really the first time we have put ourselves in a position to be competitive. As a driver that is all I can ask out of the Albertsons team. The guys took a top-10 car and turned it into a top-five car. We know we can be competitive at Nazareth. We dominated the race last year and look to do the same this weekend."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Dale Jarrett , Jason Keller , Elton Sawyer