Talladega: Jason Leffler preview

* LEFFLER MAKING GAINS IN THE POINT STANDINGS In the last three races, Leffler has gained nine spots in the NASCAR Busch Series driver points standings, moving from 23rd after Bristol to 14th following last weekend's race at Phoenix. * LEFFLER...

* LEFFLER MAKING GAINS IN THE POINT STANDINGS

In the last three races, Leffler has gained nine spots in the NASCAR Busch Series driver points standings, moving from 23rd after Bristol to 14th following last weekend's race at Phoenix.

* LEFFLER SHOWS STRENGTH IN RESTRICTOR PLATE RACING

In ten NASCAR Busch Series restrictor-plate races, Leffler has finished in the top-10 four times. His career best finish in a NBS restrictor-plate race came with a 5th place finish at Talladega in 2004 -- he started from the 6th spot. His best career start in a restrictor-plate race came in this year's season opener at Daytona when he started from the outside pole.

* 6 CAREER STARTS AT TALLADEGA

Leffler has a total of six career starts at Talladega Superspeedway, with three (3) in the NASCAR Busch Series and three (3) in the NASCAR Nextel Cup Series.

* LEFFLER'S NBS TALLADEGA HIGHLIGHTS

Leffler has three NBS starts at Talladega with a best start of 6th and best finish of 5th from the 2004 event. He has completed 343/347 laps (98.8%) and has 0 DNF's

* LEFFLER'S LOOP STATS

In loop data stats for Talladega, Leffler has an Average Running Position of 14.094 (13th-best) and a Driver Rating of 89.8 (13th-best).

LEFFLER ON TALLADEGA SUPERSPEEDWAY:

"I'm a big fan of restrictor-plate racing and think it's a great way to shake things up a couple of times a year. We had a good run in Daytona with a strong qualifying effort starting from the outside pole, but we got caught up in a typical Daytona crash that didn't allow us to contend for the win. Still, even with some damage, we were able to stay on the lead lap and finish 22nd. We are taking the same car we ran in Daytona with very few adjustments which will give us the advantage of being pretty close to where we need to be when we unload for practice on Thursday. If we can repeat with another strong qualifying run, find a good group of guys to draft with and avoid the "big one" there is no reason we shouldn't be up front battling for the win on Saturday."

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION:

The No. 38 Great Clips team will compete with chassis # 04 in this weekend's Aaron's 312. This is the same chassis Leffler drove in this year's season-opener at Daytona where he started from the outside pole and finished 22nd.

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jason Leffler