St. Louis: Jason Leffler preview

* In five NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Gateway International Raceway, Leffler has one top-five finish and two top-10 finishes. He has started inside the top-10 on two occasions. * Leffler's best performance at the ...

* In five NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Gateway International Raceway, Leffler has one top-five finish and two top-10 finishes. He has started inside the top-10 on two occasions.

* Leffler's best performance at the 1.25-mile oval came just last year when he finished fourth after starting from the 29th spot.

* Leffler has two runner-up finishes to his credit in two career NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series starts at Gateway (2002-2003.) He started inside the top-10 in both events.

LEFFLER ON GATEWAY INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

"Gateway is a pretty challenging track from a handling standpoint. You have two very different corners so you really have to work to find the right balance. It's not going to be perfect on both ends of the track so you have to give and take a little bit. One of the biggest keys is getting a good run off of turns one and two so you have a lot of momentum down the backstretch. That's what we'll be working on throughout both practice sessions on Friday evening. We had a great run there last year so if we can go back and build upon what we learned from that race we should be in good shape and have a shot at taking the Great Clips Camry back to victory lane."

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION:

The No. 38 Great Clips team will unload chassis # 18 in this weekend's Missouri-Illinois Dodge Dealers 250. Chassis No. 18 has not been raced since being outfitted with a new body this season.

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler