Phoenix: Jason Leffler preview

* SEEING DOUBLE? Two Great Clips Camrys on the track this weekend! Two Great Clips Camrys will take to the track at Phoenix International Raceway in this weekend's Nationwide Series race. In addition to Leffler's black No. 38 Camry,...

* SEEING DOUBLE? Two Great Clips Camrys on the track this weekend!

Two Great Clips Camrys will take to the track at Phoenix International Raceway in this weekend's Nationwide Series race. In addition to Leffler's black No. 38 Camry, Braun Racing's No. 10 Toyota will be driven by Brian Scott and will feature a reverse Great Clips paint scheme.

* Leffler a Solid Contender at Phoenix International Raceway

In nine Nationwide Series starts at the Avondale, Ariz. track, Leffler has two poles (2000 and 2006), one top-five (2nd in 2000) and three top-ten finishes. He has finished outside the top-20 on only two occasions and has led for 121 laps.

In addition, Leffler has competed in numerous Silver Crown and midget races at PIR and has visited victory lane once in each series.

* Leffler Strongest in Turns One and Two at Phoenix

According to NASCAR's Loop Data Stats, Leffler is at his best in turns one and two. In fact, he leads both categories among other drivers with 29 passes in Turn One and 31 passes in Turn Two. Leffler is ranked among the top-10 in a number of other categories including:

LEFFLER ON PHOENIX INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

"If I had to pick one race track as my favorite, it would be Phoenix. I spent a lot of time out there as a kid and ran the Copper Classic for a number of years. It's a slick old race track and unique in that both ends are so different and the surface is so worn out. You slide around a lot but I like that kind of racing. This is a challenging race since you start late afternoon and end under the lights. You start out a little loose and as the night comes you have to adjust for it. You really have to keep up with the changing conditions. We always seem to be pretty strong at Phoenix. Of course we go into every race feeling that we can be a contender but we definitely go out there with a little more confidence given our previous success there."

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION

The No. 38 Great Clips team will unload chassis # 17 in this weekend's Bashas' Supermarkets 200 at Phoenix International Raceway. This is the same chassis Leffler drove to victory lane at ORP in 2007. Last season, Leffler drove chassis #17 here at Phoenix (25th), Memphis (12th) and Milwaukee (10th).

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler , Brian Scott