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Sprint Car Series Champion Keith Butler and the KJ Motorsports Team

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Third-generation sprint car racer Keith Butler
Third-generation sprint car racer Keith Butler
The term "racing is in his blood" is thrown around loosely in the racing community, but for one driver, the phrase actually seems appropriate.
Butler's KJ Motorsports Sprint Car
Butler's KJ Motorsports Sprint Car


Enter Keith Butler, a third-generation sprint car racer from Tampa, Florida. Since the age of 5, Butler has been competing in open-wheel racing, first in karting, then in quarter-midgets, and finally in sprints, where he has enjoyed one of the most successful careers of any regional racer in the southeast United States.

"It's been a dream," said Butler, the back-to-back, defending Checkered Flag Sprint Series Champion. "This season hasn't quite been what we were looking for. We've had some engine problems, and we've been in the wrong place at the wrong time. But we are still in the points race."

Butler was also the 2003 Tampa Bay Area Racing Association's Owners Champion. In addition to those two series, he also runs in the Top Gun series. Butler currently sits fourth in points in the CFSS with two race weekends remaining in 2010. He has tasted bitterness of defeat and the sweet taste of victory this year.

"This season has had its ups and downs. From winning, to engine problems, to crashes, it's just been a roller coaster."

Butler's KJ Motorsports team, named for himself and his wife Jennifer, found a way to take racing and put it to good use. In 2008, the founded Operation: Race For Freedom. The team collects and distributes items needed by United States Military members throughout the world.

KJ Motorsports has long used K&N products to get them in victory lane, and Butler said the reason is simple. "K&N products are high quality and consistent. They allow us to standardize our maintenance intervals. The people at K&N have also been such a pleasure to work with, and have gone above and beyond to help with giveaways for Operation: Race For Freedom."

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