Dover: Jason Leffler preview

Jason Leffler * Leffler's Dover Highlights: In nine Nationwide Series starts at Dover International Speedway (DIS), Jason Leffler has three top five and four top-10 finishes. His best performance at the one-mile track came in 2005 when he...

Jason Leffler

* Leffler's Dover Highlights: In nine Nationwide Series starts at Dover International Speedway (DIS), Jason Leffler has three top five and four top-10 finishes. His best performance at the one-mile track came in 2005 when he started 12th and finished 3rd in Braun Racing's No. 32 entry.

* Dover the Site of Leffler's First Career NASCAR Win: Leffler captured his first NASCAR victory at Dover. In 2003, Leffler won the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race after starting 10th and leading 57 laps.

* Double Duty for Leffler at Dover: Leffler will pull double duty this weekend at Dover. In addition to piloting the No. 38 Great Clips Camry for Saturday's Nationwide race, Leffler will drive the No. 70 entry for Haas CNC Racing in Sunday's Sprint Cup race.

LEFFLER ON DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

"Dover has been a pretty good track for me over the years. My first NASCAR win came at Dover in 2003 when I was racing in the Craftsman Truck Series and while that was really special, I have come back every year since with the Nationwide cars hoping to repeat that performance. My best Nationwide races at Dover have come since I have been here at Braun Racing, so heading into this weekend I feel very confident that the car will be fast from the second we unload. That will give us more time during practice to just tweak on it and make it perfect. I think that the extra track time I am going to get from running the Cup car is going to give us an added advantage as well. Even though the cars are different, you just can't underestimate the benefits to getting some laps in before you climb in to qualify and race. All said, I expect that the Great Clips team will be strong contender for the win this weekend. We would love nothing more than to make it two in a row for Braun Racing."

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION

The No. 38 Great Clips team will unload chassis #23 in this weekend's Heluva Good! 200. Leffler last drove chassis #23 at Darlington where he finished ninth. In 2007, Leffler never finished worse than 11th in chassis #23 - 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.

-credit: br

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