Milwaukee: Jason Leffler preview

* LEFFLER DOMINANT AT THE HISTORY RICH MILWAUKEE MILE In four NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Milwaukee, Leffler has two top-five finishes (third in 2007 and fourth in 2006) and has never finished outside of the top-15. He has led for...

* LEFFLER DOMINANT AT THE HISTORY RICH MILWAUKEE MILE

In four NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Milwaukee, Leffler has two top-five finishes (third in 2007 and fourth in 2006) and has never finished outside of the top-15. He has led for a total of 39 laps. He has also been a strong qualifier, starting inside the top-10 on three occasions.

* BEST ACTUAL PERFORMANCE AT THE MILWAUKEE MILE? STATISTICS OR REALITY...

Statistically speaking, Leffler's best performance at The Milwaukee Mile came one year ago when he started from the outside pole and posted a third place finish. However, some may argue that his best performance at the historic track was in 2006 when he started ninth, quickly took the lead and led for 39 laps before spinning as he hit pit road while leading, taking him out of contention for the win.

STATISTICS POINT TO LEFFLER TO BE LEAD CONTENDER

NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics also prove Leffler to be a dominant force at The Milwaukee Mile as he is rated first in Driver Rating. Additionally, Leffler ranks first in a number of other categories including Pre-Race Box Score, Average Running Position, Fastest Early in a Run, Fastest on Restarts, Fastest Green Flag Speed and Fastest Speed in Traffic.

LEFFLER ON RACING AT THE FAMED MILWAUKEE MILE: "A lot of people do not realize that The Milwaukee Mile is the oldest continually operating race track in the world. Their first motorized racing event took place in 1903, eight years before the first Indianapolis 500. The best of the best have raced there and have their names down in the record books. To win at a The Milwaukee Mile and have my name listed alongside names like AJ Foyt and Parnelli Jones, two of my personal heroes, would be really special as far as I'm concerned."

ON RACING AT THE MILWAUKEE MILE: "When you think of good Saturday night racing, you think of The Milwaukee Mile. It's flat with long sweeping corners so you have to be able to cut down to the bottom through the corners. This is a place where you have to be aggressive and you have to muscle your way to the front, which makes it a really great show for the fans and a lot of fun to drive."

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION:

The No. 38 Great Clips team will compete with chassis #17 in this weekend's Camping World RV 250. Last season, Leffler posted a number of impressive performances in #17, driving it to his second career victory at ORP in addition to a third place finish at The Milwaukee Mile, 12th place at New Hampshire and a fifth place finish at Memphis. In 2006, he captured two poles and led a total of 180 laps in #17. Leffler last raced #17 at Richmond where he started 11th and finished 16th.

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler , Parnelli Jones