Kansas: Jason Leffler preview

LEFFLER PROVES TO BE A STRONG QUALIFIER AT KANSAS Jason Leffler won the inaugural Nextel Cup Bud Pole at Kansas in 2001. He also has a Craftsman Truck Series pole at Kansas to his credit (2002). In a combined total of eight career starts...

LEFFLER PROVES TO BE A STRONG QUALIFIER AT KANSAS

Jason Leffler won the inaugural Nextel Cup Bud Pole at Kansas in 2001. He also has a Craftsman Truck Series pole at Kansas to his credit (2002). In a combined total of eight career starts between each of NASCAR's top-three series, Leffler has started sixth or better five times.

* LEFFLER NATIONWIDE SERIES HIGHLIGHTS AT KANSAS

In four Nationwide Series starts at Kansas Speedway, Leffler has two top-20 finishes. Leffler's best NNS performance at Kansas came in 2005 when he started fifth and spent much of the day in the top-five before a mechanical failure ended his chances to contend for the win. His best posted finish was 16th in 2003.

* LEFFLER CRAFTSMAN TRUCK SERIES HIGHLIGHTS AT KANSAS

In two NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts at Kansas Speedway, Leffler has one top-five finish, two top-10 finishes, one pole and 36 laps led to his credit.

LEFFLER ON KANSAS SPEEDWAY

"Kansas is a lot of fun because it has multiple grooves that allows for a lot of passing and three wide racing. I have always qualified pretty well there and had some strong runs but just haven't had the finishes to show for it. We are looking to change that this weekend. I got the very first Cup Bud pole at Kansas back in 2001 which was pretty cool and I also have a Truck pole there. I'd really like to round things out and go for the Nationwide pole this weekend. Our intermediate program has improved so much this year that I think we have a very good shot at being a contender for the win this weekend. The car we are bringing has a pretty strong record so we want to keep that going."

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION

The No. 38 Great Clips team will unload chassis # 33 in this weekend's Kansas Lottery 300. Nicknamed, "Golden Child" this is the same car Kyle Busch piloted to victory lane at Lowe's Motor Speedway in May. Denny Hamlin drove the car to a second place finish in Chicago and Jason Leffler drove it to an eighth place finish in Michigan.

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler , Denny Hamlin , Kyle Busch