Jason Leffler geared up for Saturday night racing at Gateway * Braun Racing on a roll after Chicago... Braun Racing had arguably its best weekend as an organization from a performance standpoint last Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway. All...
Jason Leffler geared up for Saturday night racing at Gateway
* Braun Racing on a roll after Chicago... Braun Racing had arguably its best weekend as an organization from a performance standpoint last Friday night at Chicagoland Speedway. All four of its entries posted finishes inside the top-eight with Brian Scott (No. 11), David Reutimann (No. 10) finishing fourth, Leffler (No. 38) finishing fifth and Reed Sorenson (No. 32) finishing eighth.
* Gateway International Raceway, by the numbers... In seven NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Gateway International Raceway, Leffler has two top-five finishes and has finished outside of the top-20 only once. His best performances at the 1.25-mile oval came in 2007 and 2008, when he posted fourth-place finishes. He has a total of nine laps led, all from the 2008 event.
* Pardue on the pit box... Veteran crew chief, Eddie Pardue, will call the shots for Leffler and the No. 38 team on a fulltime basis. Pardue comes to Braun Racing after spending the last ten years at Roush Racing where he moved quickly through the ranks, serving as crew chief since 2006 for the team's Nationwide Series program.
Leffler on racing at 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. This team has had some really strong runs at this track over the last couple of years so I feel like that, coupled with the recent momentum we have going for us with the addition of Eddie Pardue to the team, we should be in good shape and have a shot at getting the Great Clips Camry back to victory lane."
The No. 38 Great Clips team will hit the track with chassis #BR017 in this weekend's event at Gateway. This is the same chassis Leffler drove to the win at O'Reilly Raceway Park in 2007 to capture the NNS first victory for Toyota. Leffler drove this chassis in almost every short track race last season, finishing in the top-10 six times.
-source: braun racing