Kentucky: Jason Leffler preview

* NATIONWIDE SERIES HIGHLIGHTS AT KENTUCKY - In three NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Kentucky, Leffler has one top-10 finish with a seventh place in 2004. In that race he started fourth and led for four laps. Last year at Kentucky, ...

* NATIONWIDE SERIES HIGHLIGHTS AT KENTUCKY - In three NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Kentucky, Leffler has one top-10 finish with a seventh place in 2004. In that race he started fourth and led for four laps. Last year at Kentucky, Leffler finished 14th after starting 20th.

* TRUCK SERIES HIGHLIGHTS AT KENTUCKY - In two NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts at Kentucky Speedway (2002 and 2003), Leffler has one pole ('02) and two fifth-place finishes to his credit.

* NASCAR NIGHT AT MACON SPEEDWAY - Leffler will compete in NASCAR Night at Macon Speedway, owned by Tony Stewart, Kenny Wallace and Ken Schrader in Decatur, IL on Thursday night along with numerous other Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series drivers.

* LEFFLER PULLING DOUBLE DUTY AGAIN THIS WEEKEND - In addition to Saturday's Nationwide Series race at Kentucky Speedway, Leffler will attempt to qualify for the Sprint Cup Series race at Michigan Int'l Speedway on Sunday in the No. 70 Haas CNC Racing entry. Following Cup qualifying in Michigan on Friday, Leffler will fly to Kentucky to participate in Nationwide Series practice, flying back to Michigan that same night. Leffler will return to Kentucky on Saturday afternoon immediately after Cup practice in time for Nationwide Series qualifying and the evening's race.

LEFFLER ON KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY "Kentucky is a great race track -- wide, with lots of room for passing and a lot of grip. The wide grooves allow you to run pretty much anywhere on the track you want to and where your car handles the best. I have only run a few races at Kentucky but have a lot of laps under my belt with testing there so often over the years. We are taking the same car we raced last weekend at Nashville. It's nice when you can drive back to back races in the same car because its tendencies are fresh in your mind. At the beginning of the race last weekend we struggled with the handling a little bit but we worked on it and got it going really, really good and were making our way to the front before we had a left front tire go down. We should be able to continue where we left off and have the car pretty close when we unload for practice. It's been a tough couple of weeks here lately but we plan to turn that around this weekend at Kentucky and be a strong contender for the win on Saturday night."

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION The No. 38 Great Clips team will compete with chassis #25 in this weekend's Meijer 300. This is the same car Leffler raced last weekend at Nashville where he finished 26th after suffering a flat left front tire. He also competed with chassis #25 earlier this season at California Speedway where he started 11th and finished eighth.

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Tony Stewart , Jason Leffler , Kenny Wallace