Kentucky: Jason Leffler preview

Leffler back in the seat of the No. 38 Great Clips Camry... This weekend at Kentucky Speedway, Leffler will return to the seat of the No. 38 machine. He will remain in the No. 38 for the remainder of the season with the exception of events at ...

Leffler back in the seat of the No. 38 Great Clips Camry... This weekend at Kentucky Speedway, Leffler will return to the seat of the No. 38 machine. He will remain in the No. 38 for the remainder of the season with the exception of events at Bristol Motor Speedway, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway where he will pilot the team's No. 10 entry.

Kentucky Speedway, by the numbers... In five NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Kentucky Speedway, Leffler has two top-10 finishes and a total of four laps led. He has an average start of 16.2 and an average finish of 16.6.

In two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Kentucky Speedway (2002 and 2003), Leffler has one pole (2002) and two fifth-place finishes to his credit.

In the loop at Kentucky Speedway... According to NASCAR's Lop Data Statistics at Kentucky, Leffler ranks in the top-10 in a number of categories including Average Running position (9th), Closers (5th), Driver Rating (8th), % Lap Run on the Lead Lap (8th -- 1940/ 2549 laps), Green Flag Speed (10th), Fastest Late in a Run (9th) and Fastest on restarts (10th).

Get Fired Up with Great Clips... Great Clips is launching the second round of the Fire Me Up contest. Customers can enter two ways: either by texting "Fire" to Whale (94253) or by visiting www.greatclips.com and choosing the Fire Me Up Sweepstakes. The code is: Fire. The grand prize winner will receive a once in a lifetime trip for two to the Great Clips 300 in Atlanta. In addition, the winner will be able to watch the race from the pits, have a meet and greet with Kasey Kahne and Jason Leffler, ride in the pace car, and receive a personalized fire suit. The registration starts on June 7th and ends on August 7th.

Did you know? Great Clips is the longest-running sponsor in the Nationwide Series...Minneapolis-based Great Clips, Inc. came onto the scene in 2001 as a primary sponsor of Akins Motorsports No. 38 entry, then driven by Christian Elder. Kasey Kahne drove the car from 2003-2005, before Leffler took over the wheel in 2006.

Leffler on returning to Kentucky Speedway

"Kentucky is a great race track. It's 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. Kentucky has not been one of my better tracks in the past but with the way the Great Clips team has been performing for the last few races, we look at this weekend as an opportunity to get our first win of the season."

Leffler on his team's recent gain of momentum

"I'm very excited about the way our team has performed as of late. We struggled early on but in the last four races have gotten things turned around. We finished fifth at Darlington and Dover and seventh at Charlotte. Last weekend we were really fast and I think had real potential to contend for the win, but a motor issue took us out of the race early. We have moved from 15th to seventh in the point standings with these last four races, so I feel really good about the momentum we are building and the direction we are heading."

Equipment Information

The No. 38 Great Clips team will hit the track with chassis #BR035 in this weekend's Meijer 300. Chassis #035 has seen track time this season in events at Charlotte (7th), Darlington (5th), Texas (12th) and Las Vegas (12th).

-source: braun racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler , Kasey Kahne , Christian Elder