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Contact: SEARS AUTO CENTER 250 Dick Conway July 4-6, 1997 804-560-0044 Milwaukee, WI FAX: 804-560-0040 E-mail: dcrva@aol.com FLAT TRACKS AND FAVORITE CAR Two things have...

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SEARS AUTO CENTER 250 Dick Conway July 4-6, 1997 804-560-0044 Milwaukee, WI FAX: 804-560-0040 E-mail: dcrva@aol.com

FLAT TRACKS AND FAVORITE CAR

Two things have Slim Jim #57 driver Jason Keller excited about The Milwaukee Mile, it's a flat race track and he's running his favorite race car. The car, with some design features by crew chief Kenneth Campbell, was previously run this year at Richmond, Las Vegas and New Hampshire, and had a shot at winning in each event. "It's a Laughlin low snout chassis and it incorporates some ideas that my crew chief Kenneth Campbell has been thinking about for some time", said Keller. "The car has a special geometry and steering arm combination that really seems to fit my driving style and hook up well on a flat race track. It's run in the top five in all three of it's races." Campbell worked for Laughlin Racing Products for twelve years building cars. "Jason said the car had that feel he's been looking for through the middle of the corner," said Campbell. "It's a short track chassis but we hung the body on the car with the thought of using it at tracks like Las Vegas, New Hampshire and Milwaukee. He likes the car so much we are building another one just like it." Keller is not sure why the so called "flat tracks" suit him so well but the statistics bear this out. His Busch Series victory came at Indianapolis Raceway Park, as flat a race track as you can find. He holds the Busch Series qualifying record at Richmond International Raceway, also in the flat track category. "I've always seemed to run best on the flat tracks and now with this car Kenneth has built I'm running them even better," said Keller. "I think that Milwaukee and the New Hampshire tracks are very similar and I've never had a car drive as good at New Hampshire as this car did. If that holds true at Milwaukee, it's liable to make for a 4th of July hang over extension for the rest of the field."

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