* Leffler returns to the seat of the Great Clips Camry...This weekend at his home track, Auto Club Speedway, Long Beach, Calif.-native, Jason Leffler, will climb back into the No. 38 Great Clips Camry for the first time in 2010. Leffler...
* Leffler returns to the seat of the Great Clips Camry...This weekend at his home track, Auto Club Speedway, Long Beach, Calif.-native, Jason Leffler, will climb back into the No. 38 Great Clips Camry for the first time in 2010. Leffler is splitting his time this season, piloting Braun Racing's No. 10 Camry (eight races) and No. 38 Camry (27 races), to compete for the 2010 driver championship.
* Auto Club Speedway, by the numbers... Leffler has had his fair share of bad luck at the Fontana, Calif.-based, two-mile track but is determined to turn that around this weekend. In 12 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Auto Club Speedway, he has logged just two top-10 finishes. His best performance was a seventh-place finish in 2005. He has one pole to his credit, dating back to the 2004 season. Despite the odds, Leffler looks to better his record this weekend. With his team's success at the intermediate tracks last season, as well as a strong new engine program (Arrington Engines), Leffler feels he has a good shot at being a strong contender at his home track this weekend.
* California Dreamin'... You can count on Leffler's first stop after arriving in California this week to be the nearest In 'N Out Burger... next stop will be Redondo Beach, one of his favorite beach hot spots... he will visit the Toyota Headquarters on Wednesday for the annual Toyota Motorsports Day... then hang out with family and friends. Last stop: California Speedway, where he hopes to get the win at his home track!
Leffler always happy to return to the west coast for racing at Auto Club Speedway
"I always look forward to the chance to get back to the west coast but this weekend I'm just excited about getting back to racing. Daytona is its own beast, where it really doesn't matter if you have a great race car or a mediocre race car. It's more about the luck you are dealt. For obvious reasons we are ready to put last weekend behind us. The real season starts at California because your performance there will be a pretty good indicator of where you stand in comparison with everyone else and what areas you need to work on for the first part of the season. I feel very confident that we will have a strong car that will be able to qualify up front and contend for the win this weekend. To win at this track would be a huge deal for me. Of course, you want to win every race, but you especially want that win in front of the home crowd with your family and friends cheering you on."
The No. 38 Great Clips team will hit the track with chassis #041 in this weekend's Stater Bros. 300. This chassis made its debut last season at Michigan International Speedway and is the same car Leffler drove in the series last stop at Auto Club Speedway. Leffler finished 11th and 30th, respectively, in those races.
-source: braun racing