Mechanical Problems Halt Keller's Milwaukee March @KleenexÂ® Racing Team Hangs on For 11th Top-20 Finish of the Season NASHVILLE, Tenn., June, 22, 2009 - Jason Keller started from the 27th position in Saturday's NorthernTool.com 250 at the ...
Mechanical Problems Halt Keller's Milwaukee March @Kleenex® Racing Team Hangs on For 11th Top-20 Finish of the Season
NASHVILLE, Tenn., June, 22, 2009 - Jason Keller started from the 27th position in Saturday's NorthernTool.com 250 at the Milwaukee Mile and made a march toward the front of the pack during the early stages of the race. By lap 41 Keller, in the No. 27 Scott® Tissue Ford, had picked up ten positions and continued the climb into the top 10 by lap 82.
The good news was that Keller was right where he ranked in both practice sessions, the top 10. The bad news was that on lap 15 Keller had radioed to crew chief Todd Gordon that he was experiencing high temperatures, a low voltage meter reading and the engine was skipping. As the problems heightened Keller fell to 14th and went a lap down on lap 106 and eventually finished the race 20th.
"It was a very long day at Milwaukee, we didn't qualify where we expected and although we had a fast car in the early part of the race we didn't finish where we expected to either," Keller said. "It's disappointing not only for our race team, but our sponsor Kimberly-Clark that has offices in nearby Neenah, Wisconsin and we had a lot of their employees out here today supporting us."
Keller now ranks ninth in the NASCAR Nationwide points but is just 29 points behind Mike Bliss in the sixth position as the series heads to New Hampshire Motor Speedway Saturday for the running of the Camping World RV Sales 200 presented by Turtle Wax at 2:30 p.m. EST on ABC.