Milwaukee: Jason Leffler preview

* Leffler Always a Threat at The Milwaukee Mile In five 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...

* Leffler Always a Threat at The Milwaukee Mile In five 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 four occasions.

* Statistics Point to Leffler to be Strong Contender This Weekend NASCAR's Loop Data Statistics prove that Leffler will be a dominant force at The Milwaukee Mile. He is ranked fourth in Driver Rating and is amongst the top-five in numerous categories including Average Running Position, Fastest Early in a Run, Fastest Late in a Run, Fastest Laps Run, Fastest on Restarts, Green Flag Speed, Laps in Top-15 and Speed in Traffic.

* Leffler Currently Sitting Fourth in the Championship Point Standings

Leffler captured his 11th top-10 of the season with his sixth-place finish last weekend at Kentucky Speedway. Despite dropping to fourth in the standings after being passed by Brad Keselowski, he gained significant ground on Carl Edwards, who holds the second spot. Leffler is only ten points behind Keselowski, 81 points behind Edwards and 218 points behind leader, Kyle Busch.

LEFFLER ON THE HISTORY BEHIND THE MILWAUKEE MILE

"The Milwaukee Mile is the oldest continually operating race track in the world with races dating back to 1903 -- eight years before the first Indianapolis 500. Some of the best racers in the world have raced there over years. To win at The Milwaukee Mile and have my name listed in the books alongside names like AJ Foyt and Parnelli Jones, two of my personal heroes, would be really special as far as I'm concerned. I almost had it done two years ago, but I spun on pit road and was never able to regain the track position. I'd like to be able to make that up to my guys with a win here this weekend."

ON RACING AT THE MILWAUKE MILE:

"When you think of good Saturday night racing, you think of The Milwaukee Mile. It's flat with long, sweeping turns. You really have to make sure that your car can cut down to the bottom through the corners. This is a driver's track. 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."

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION

The #38 Great Clips Camry...TOYOTA powered!
Chassis # BR017; last seen on the track at Richmond -- started 9th/ finished 10th, Phoenix -- started 8th/ finished 2nd

Chassis #17 is one of Leffler's favorites in the Braun Racing stable. This is the same chassis he drove to Victory Lane at ORP in 2007.

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler , Parnelli Jones , Carl Edwards , Brad Keselowski , Kyle Busch