· Richmond International Raceway (RIR), by the numbers...Leffler has 16 NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) starts at RIR with two top-five and three top-10 finishes as well as one pole to his credit (spring, 2006). His best performance came in the fall of 2004 when he started 14th and finished fourth. He is ranked 10th in number of laps led at the ¾-mile oval with 82.
· This week's Impala.... This weekend at RIR, the No. 38 team will unload chassis TMS-116. This chassis last saw track time at Phoenix International Raceway where Leffler brought home an 11th-place finish after starting 13th.
· In the standings... With a 15th-place finish last weekend at Nashville Superspeedway, Leffler fell to third in the NNS point standings just two points behind Turner Motorsports teammate, Justin Allgaier, and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr., who are tied for first-place.
Leffler on racing at Richmond International Raceway
"Richmond is a great track that has a short-track feel but has speedway characteristics with the speeds you are carrying. There are always two grooves of racing so there's a lot of side-by-side beating and banging which is fun as a driver and exciting for the fans. I really enjoy racing there, especially under the lights. It's really important to keep the fenders on the car in order to get a good finish because the cars are a little bit more aero- sensitive, than somewhere like Bristol. I'm ready to get back to some good short track racing and hopefully get this Great Clips Chevy back into victory lane."
-source: turner motorsports