Phoenix: Jason Leffler preview

* SEEING DOUBLE? Two Great Clips Camrys on the track this weekend! Two Great Clips Camrys will take to the track at Phoenix International Raceway in this weekend's Nationwide race. In addition to Leffler's black No. 38 Camry, Braun Racing's No....

* SEEING DOUBLE? Two Great Clips Camrys on the track this weekend!

Two Great Clips Camrys will take to the track at Phoenix International Raceway in this weekend's Nationwide race. In addition to Leffler's black No. 38 Camry, Braun Racing's No. 32 Toyota to be driven by James Buescher in his series debut, will feature a reverse Great Clips paint scheme.

* Leffler's Phoenix Nationwide Series Highlights

In seven Nationwide starts at the one-mile track, Leffler has two poles (2000 and 2006) one top-five (2nd in 2000) and three top-10 finishes. He has finished outside the top-20 only once. In addition, Leffler has completed all possible laps at PIR (1393/1393), with 121 laps led.

* Leffler currently 8th in the Nationwide Series point standings

Leffler is currently 8th in the very tight Nationwide Series points chase, just 47 points out of 5th place.

LEFFLER ON PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

"If I had to pick one race track as my favorite, it would be Phoenix. I spent a lot of time out there as a kid and ran the Copper Classic for a number of years. It's a slick old race track and unique in that both ends are so different and the surface is so wore out. You slide around a lot but I like that kind of racing. This is a challenging race since you start late afternoon and end under the lights. You start out a little loose and as the night comes you have to adjust for it. You really have to keep up with the changing conditions. We always seem to be pretty strong at Phoenix. Of course we go into every race feeling that we can be a contender but we definitely go out there with a little more confidence given our previous performances there. It's definitely one of those tracks that we look forward to going to for sure!"

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION

The No. 38 Great Clips team will unload chassis #17 in this weekend's Bashas' Supermarkets 200. This will be the first time #17 has seen track time this season. Last year, Leffler drove this car to his second career victory at ORP in addition to a fifth place finish at Memphis, third place finish at The Milwaukee Mile and a 12th place finish at New Hampshire. In 2006, he captured two poles and led a total of 180 laps in #17, 76 of those laps occurring in the Phoenix spring race.

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jason Leffler