BUSCH: Nazareth: Jason Keller preview

Jason Keller Notes: · Jason Keller has had tremendous success at Nazareth Speedway. Although he has not won at the one-mile flat track, he's accumulated three top-five and six top-10 finishes in eight starts. · Keller dropped only one spot...

Jason Keller Notes:

· Jason Keller has had tremendous success at Nazareth Speedway. Although he has not won at the one-mile flat track, he's accumulated three top-five and six top-10 finishes in eight starts.

· Keller dropped only one spot in the championship standings with his 32nd-place finish at Loudon last weekend. He currently sits second in the points, 64 behind leader Jack Sprague.

· This weekend at Nazareth Speedway, Keller will drive the same Albertson's Ford that captured the checkered flag at Richmond International Raceway on May 3.

Jason Keller Quotes:

Continuing Success At Nazareth... In eight starts at Nazareth Speedway, Keller has six top 10s. He also has two top-five finishes in the past two years and is looking for his first victory at the track.

"Nazareth is such a unique track that the only way to be successful there is to have fun with it," said Keller. "Some people hate that each corner is entirely different because it makes it difficult to set up the car. We have never set the car up for a particular corner, instead we make the car extremely loose and I adapt as a driver. I actually have to be uncomfortable in the car, but it's worked so far.

"I'm going to go to Nazareth and just have fun. We're taking a car that was a proven winner just a few weeks ago. Anytime you run the same car within a short period of time, you become extremely comfortable within the car and confident in its ability as well at the team's ability."

A Rough Day At Loudon... Keller and the Albertson's team's chance at becoming the first two-time winner at Loudon were extinguished on lap 10 this past Saturday when Keller was involved in an incident during a restart on lap six. The Albertson's Ford suffered severe damage to the left front - including the radiator - and cosmetic damage to the rear. Keller was only able to finish 76 of 200 laps to finish 32nd.

"The cars in front of me took off then just stopped," Keller said of the incident. "I tried to slow down and got hit from behind. That sent me in to the back of the No. 92 car where we suffered the most damage. It was disappointing because we really had a good car.

"The team worked hard throughout the entire race to keep me on the track to try and gain positions. It seems every time we take the points lead, we lose it the next week. This team doesn't give up, we'll be back in championship form next week."

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Keller , Jack Sprague