Texas II: Jason Leffler preview

* Texas the site of Leffler's first career Nationwide Series pole In his first start at Texas Motor Speedway in 2000, Leffler captured his first Nationwide Series pole. Two years later, he sat on the pole for his first Craftsman Truck...

* Texas the site of Leffler's first career Nationwide Series pole

In his first start at Texas Motor Speedway in 2000, Leffler captured his first Nationwide Series pole. Two years later, he sat on the pole for his first Craftsman Truck Series race at the Fort Worth track.

* Leffler's Texas Nationwide Series Highlights

Leffler has eight Nationwide Series starts at Texas with one pole (2000), three top-10 finishes (6th in 2004 and 8th in 2005) and five top-15 finishes. In the series' last stop at the 1.5-mile tri-oval, Leffler posted a ninth place finish after starting from the 14th position.

* Two Teammates for Leffler in Texas

Leffler will have two teammates this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway as Denny Hamlin will pilot the No. 32 Hass Avocados from Mexico Toyota and Brian Vickers will drive the No. 10 Dollar General Toyota.

LEFFLER ON TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY

"Texas is an awesome track - fast and slick with a wide racing surface. The older the track gets the slicker it gets and the wider the groove gets in the race allowing you to run pretty much wherever you want to. It's a lot of fun to race there, especially when you get up there right against the fence. Turn two is the trouble spot there. The banking holds you really good and then at last second the banking falls off so if you aren't careful you can get caught out there and pick up a bad push at the very end or if you're pushing before that it can snap you loose. It definitely has its own unique characteristics but it a great track and the racing is always really good there."

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION

The No. 38 Great Clips team will unload chassis # 35 in this weekend's O'Reilly Challenge at Texas Motor Speedway. Leffler last raced chassis #35 in the May race at Lowe's Motor Speedway where he finished 27th due to an accident.

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler , Brian Vickers , Denny Hamlin