Darlington: Jason Leffler preview

* A few years ago, Darlington Raceway was not on the list of Jason Leffler's favorite tracks. However, in his last three trips to the "Lady in Black," Leffler's affection for the track has grown as reflected by those performances. * In his last...

* A few years ago, Darlington Raceway was not on the list of Jason Leffler's favorite tracks. However, in his last three trips to the "Lady in Black," Leffler's affection for the track has grown as reflected by those performances.

* In his last three starts (out of five total) he has finished in the top-15 each time, including two top-10's. His best performance came last season when he finished sixth after starting 10th leading 17 laps.

The No. 38 Great Clips team will unload chassis #23 in this weekend's Diamond Hill Plywood 200. Leffler has an impressive record driving chassis #23 last season finishing no worse than 11th - second at Bristol (fall), third and fourth at Nashville, sixth at Darlington and 11th at Dover (spring). #23 was last seen on the track earlier this year at Bristol where Leffler finished sixth.

LEFFLER ON DARLINGTON RACEWAY:

"Despite being repaved last year, Darlington is still Darlington. It's still one of the toughest tracks we go to. It's just a lot faster now and a lot smoother. You don't have the tire wear issues that you once had but you still have to work hard to find a good balance in your handling. With turns one and two being completely different from three and four, finding that balance is difficult. It's not going to be perfect on either end of the track so you have to figure out where you can make up the most time to beat your competitors. You have to keep up with the track all night as conditions change because if you don't it will sneak up on you and make for a long night."

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! MOTHER'S DAY TRADITION STARTED WITH BRAUN RACING SPONSOR

Braun Racing associate sponsor, the Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE), is recognized as being the founder of the Mother's Day tradition. An idea by a member of FOE over 100 years ago led to Mother's Day. Frank Hering had the idea for a special day that would provide formal recognition for mothers. In 1904, he verbalized publicly his idea of a "national day of honor for Mothers" but it would take 10 years for it to become a reality. Legislation was introduced in the U.S. Congress in 1914, requesting a presidential proclamation making the second Sunday in May Mother's Day throughout the country. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed May 10, 1914 the first official Mother's Day.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler