BUSCH: Richmond: Jason Leffler preview

NO. 38 GREAT CLIPS TEAM HOPING LEFFLER'S PREVIOUS SUCCESS AT RICHMOND REPEATS ITSELF * Leffler has posted top-five finishes in his last two starts at Richmond's three-quarter mile track. Out of six total NBS starts, he has four top-15...

NO. 38 GREAT CLIPS TEAM HOPING LEFFLER'S PREVIOUS SUCCESS AT RICHMOND REPEATS ITSELF

* Leffler has posted top-five finishes in his last two starts at Richmond's three-quarter mile track. Out of six total NBS starts, he has four top-15 finishes and two top-five starting positions. Adding to his previous success at Richmond, Leffler has one pole (2002) in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series to his credit at RIR.

* According to NASCAR Loop Data from last season's race at RIR, Leffler ranks first in Average Running Position with an average position of 6.455 and Average Quality Passes with 29.

* Leffler currently sits 13th in the NASCAR Busch Series point's standings, just 19 points out of 10th place.

LEFFLER ON RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

"Like Bristol, Richmond is a track that will keep you on your toes all night. It's a track where the driver's ability comes much more into play than it does at a place like Talladega. It is different than Bristol though in that aerodynamics play a larger role. You need to keep the fenders on to post a strong finish because the cars are a little bit more aero sensitive even at a short-track like Richmond. I've had solid success here in both the Busch cars and while racing in the Truck Series. In my last two Busch races here we were extremely strong and came away with top-five finishes. With any luck, our previous success will repeat itself this weekend and give us an opportunity to contend for the win."

TESTING: Leffler tested at Richmond International Raceway in Braun Racing's No. 32 entry in the NASCAR Busch Series open test session last month.

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION: The No. 38 Great Clips team will compete with chassis #17 in this weekend's Circuit City 250. This is the same chassis Leffler drove in Phoenix where he led 78 laps before an on-track altercation took him out of contention for the win.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler