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LEFFLER, WINFUEL TEAM LOOKING FOR BETTER LUCK IN LOUDON MOORESVILLE, NC (July 12, 2005) - After the rollercoaster weekend that the ...

LEFFLER, WINFUEL TEAM LOOKING FOR BETTER LUCK IN LOUDON

MOORESVILLE, NC (July 12, 2005) - After the rollercoaster weekend that the #32 WINFUEL Chevy endured in Chicago, Jason Leffler and the Braun Racing team are hoping to have better luck in Loudon this weekend. With less than 50 laps to go in the USG Durock 300 at Chicagoland Speedway, Leffler was running in third position, in contention for the win, when a flat tire forced him to come to pit road for an unscheduled green-flag pit stop. The bad luck trapped Leffler one-lap down to the race leaders and ended his hopes of securing a solid finish.

"It was really disappointing to have such a great car and to not be able to be there at the end to compete for the win," Leffler explained. "The WINFUEL guys gave me one of the best cars that I have ever driven, but unfortunately we had to come to pit road for an unscheduled stop close to the end of the race and that trapped us a lap down. At the time that we got the flat tire, we were running third and had already made our last pit stop, which put us in perfect position to compete for the win."

In 2004, Jason Leffler started  third and competed for the win throughout the
Busch Series race at New Hampshire  International Raceway, before eventually
bringing home a solid third place  finish. Leffler and the Braun Racing team
hope to use the information that they  have learned while working together
during the past two races to improve upon  Leffler's 2004 finish.

"I am really looking forward to going back to New Hampshire, especially after finishing third there last year in the Busch Series race," Leffler said. "Loudon is a fast, flat track where you need a good handling car that allows you to get into a rhythm and click off laps until the end of the race. The WINFUEL/Braun Racing guys have been working hard during the week to prepare the car, and at the track they have been working to adjust the #32 Chevy to my driving style. Between their equipment and my past success, I feel like we have everything necessary to win this weekend."

This weekend the Braun Racing/WINFUEL team will again head north, this time to Loudon, New Hampshire. Live coverage of the New England 200 from New Hampshire International Speedway begins this Saturday, July 16 at 3:00 p.m. ET on TNT.

Jason Leffler Quick Facts:

Jason Leffler has two starts for Braun Racing, finishing 9th at Daytona and 23rd at Chicago.

Leffler has competed in six NASCAR events at New Hampshire (1 NCTS, 2 NBS, and 3 NNCS)

In 2004, Leffler started 3rd and finished 3rd for HAAS Racing in the Busch Series race at Loudon

Jason started on the pole and lead the NCTS race at NHIS in 2002, before a late race incident with 15 laps to go resulted in a disappointing 27th place finish

Braun Racing Quick Facts:

BR21 made its debut earlier this season at Milwaukee, where Ron Hornaday led 35 laps and finished 15th in the rain shortened SBC 250

In 2004, David Stremme started 15th and finished 28th in the #32 TrimSpa Dodge at NHIS

Jason Leffler's thoughts on New Hampshire International Speedway:

"I am really looking forward to going back to New Hampshire, especially after finishing third there last year in the Busch Series race. Loudon is a fast, flat track where you need a good handling car that allows you to get into a rhythm and click off laps until the end of the race. The WINFUEL/Braun Racing guys have been working hard during the week to prepare the car, and at the track they have been working to adjust the #32 Chevy to my driving style. Between their equipment and my past success, I feel like we have everything necessary to win this weekend."

Leffler about driving the #32 WINFUEL Chevy last weekend at Chicagoland Speedway:

"It was really disappointing to have such a great car and to not be able to be there at the end to compete for the win. The WINFUEL guys gave me one of the best cars that I have ever driven, but unfortunately we had to come to pit road for an unscheduled stop close to the end of the race and that trapped us a lap down. At the time that we got the flat tire, we were running third and had already made our last pit stop, which put us in perfect position to compete for the win. I'm sure that the WINFUEL team will bring another fast car to New Hampshire, and hopefully this time we can produce at top finish like the #32 car is capable of each week."

-Braun Racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler , David Stremme