Loudon: Jason Leffler preview

*LEFFLER CONSISTANT AT NEW HAMPSHIRE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY In five Nationwide Series starts at New Hampshire, Leffler has one top-five and three top-15 finishes. His best performance at The Magic Mile came in 2004, when he started and finished...

*LEFFLER CONSISTANT AT NEW HAMPSHIRE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

In five Nationwide Series starts at New Hampshire, Leffler has one top-five and three top-15 finishes. His best performance at The Magic Mile came in 2004, when he started and finished third.

Leffler also showed strength at NHIS during his time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. In 2002, Leffler started from the pole and led for 53 laps before an accident took him out of contention for the win.

*LEFFLER'S NEW HAMPSHIRE PERFORMANCE STEADILY IMPROVING EACH YEAR

Leffler's performance at NHIS has been improving with each race at the 1.058 mile track. In his past two races at the track he has finished solidly in the top-15, 14th and 12th respectively, improving from the 29th finishing spot in 2005.

FROM DRIVER TO CREW CHIEF, PAUL WOLFE, KNOWS HIS WAY AROUND NHIS:

Former driver and current crew chief for Leffler and the No. 38 Great Clips team, Paul Wolfe, is no stranger to "The Magic Mile." In fact, in his days behind the wheel, Wolfe had some of his best performances at the one-mile track that he considered home. The Milford, NY native made his debut in the Busch North Series in 2000 and in his rookie season, posted a season best fifth-place finish at NHIS. The following year, Wolfe recorded three top-five finishes, one of which came at NHIS.

LEFFLER ON NEW HAMSHIRE INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY:

"The flat one-mile tracks have always been our strong-suit on the No. 38 Great Clips team. We have run really well at these types of track over the last three years, although this year our finishes do not exactly reflect that whether it be due to bad luck or little mistakes. That is especially true over the last month and it has hurt us in the standings. We really want to turn that around up in New Hampshire this weekend. This is our type of track and one of those that we go into knowing that we can be a strong contender. Though we were strong last weekend in Milwaukee, running top-three most of the night before falling back to tenth when the car became extremely loose, I think we learned a few things that are going to help us out here this weekend and will hopefully get us that finish that reflects our performance."

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION:

The No. 38 Great Clips team will compete with chassis #36 in this weekend's Camping World RV Sales 200. Last season, Leffler drove #36 at Gateway International Raceway, coming home with a fourth place finish after starting 29th.

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler , Paul Wolfe