BUSCH: Fontana II: Jason Leffler preview

IT'S "HOME SWEET HOME" FOR JASON LEFFLER AT CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY * A Long Beach, CA native, Jason Leffler will return to the west coast for racing at his home track California Speedway for Saturday night's NASCAR Busch Series race this...

IT'S "HOME SWEET HOME" FOR JASON LEFFLER AT CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY

* A Long Beach, CA native, Jason Leffler will return to the west coast for racing at his home track California Speedway for Saturday night's NASCAR Busch Series race this weekend.

* The last month has been a big one for Leffler who in the last four weeks, captured his second career Busch Series win at ORP (first win for Toyota), worked his way into the fourth spot in the NASCAR Busch Series driver point standings and became a first-time father (Charlie Dean Leffler was born August 16th). Last weekend in Bristol, Leffler captured the pole and finished runner-up to Kasey Kahne.

* In (7) career NASCAR Busch Series starts at California, Leffler has one pole (2004) and two top-10 finishes to his credit. His best performance at his hometown track came in 2005 when he started and finished 7th.

* In his only Craftsman Truck Series start at California, Leffler finished in the runner up spot after starting eighth.

LEFFLER ON FATHERHOOD AND RETURNING HOME TO CALIFORNIA:

"I always look forward to the chance to get back to the west coast and to have the opportunity to catch up with old friends and family. This trip back will be even more special for me because even though everyone won't get to meet Charlie, I'll be able to show off new pictures of him. Fatherhood is something that is so amazing it's impossible to explain. I keep telling all of my friends they need to go ahead and do it because there is just nothing else like it. Everyone keeps asking how much sleep we are getting during the nights and while the answer is, not a whole lot, Alison and I are enjoying every second of being parents."

LEFFLER ON RACING AT CALIFORNIA SPEEDWAY

"This year we have struggled somewhat on the superspeedways but we have gone back and really tried to understand areas that needed to be improved upon. We have learned a lot by doing that and put a lot of effort into correcting in those areas. I think we are in much better shape than we were just a couple of weeks ago in Michigan. I feel like are going into this race smarter and better equipped and I am hoping that that will show in our performance this weekend."

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION:

The No. 38 Great Clips team will unload chassis # 25 in this weekend's Camping World 300 at California Speedway. Chassis # 25 was last raced at Atlanta where a blown tire ended the team's day after just 62 laps.

-credit: braun racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler , Kasey Kahne