Richmond: Jason Leffler preview

JASON LEFFLER * Last season, Leffler was extremely successful on tracks one mile and under. Five of Leffler's seven top-five finishes throughout the season occurred at short tracks. * In ten total NNS starts at Richmond, Leffler has started ...

JASON LEFFLER

* Last season, Leffler was extremely successful on tracks one mile and under. Five of Leffler's seven top-five finishes throughout the season occurred at short tracks.

* In ten total NNS starts at Richmond, Leffler has started inside the top-10 five times, including one pole (May 2006). He has two top-five finishes and five top-15 finishes with a total of 82 laps led.

* According to NASCAR Loop Data Stats at Richmond, Leffler is the strongest at Richmond among all other Nationwide Series regulars. He is ranked among the top-10 in a number of categories including Closers (1st), Fastest Laps Run (9th), Fastest on Restarts (10th), Green Flag Passes (9th), Laps Led (7th) and Quality Passes (6th).

LEFFLER ON RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY:

"Like Bristol, Richmond will keep you on your toes all night. The configuration of the track is awesome because it's got a short track feel but it has enough speed that it has speedway characteristics. It is different than Bristol though in that aerodynamics play a larger role. You need to keep the fenders on the car in order to get a good finish because the cars are a little bit more aero sensitive, even at a short-track like Richmond. There are always two grooves of racing so there's a lot of side-by-side beating and banging which is fun as a driver and exciting for the fans. Because it such a small track, you can see and hear the fans even when you are in the car and it's cool to have a coliseum type atmosphere! This Great Clips team has been extremely successful on the short tracks over the last couple of years and we expect more of the same this weekend. Richmond has been one of our strongest tracks and this time around we're looking to bring home the win!"

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION

The No. 38 Great Clips team will unload chassis #17 in this weekend's Lipton Tea 250. Leffler has a solid history in chassis #17 - last year he drove this car to his second career victory at ORP in addition to a fifth place finish at Memphis, third place finish at The Milwaukee Mile and a 12th place finish at New Hampshire. In 2006, he captured two poles and led a total of 180 laps in #17. Leffler last drove this chassis earlier this month in Phoenix where he finished 14th.

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler