Jason Leffler Phoenix prerace report

Jason Leffler Chip Ganassi Racing With Felix Sabates EVENT: Checker Auto Parts 500 Phoenix International Raceway, 1-mile oval DATES: Qualifying: Friday, October 26, 1:30 p.m.(MDT) Race: Sunday, October 28, 12:30 p.m.

Jason Leffler
Chip Ganassi Racing With Felix Sabates

EVENT: Checker Auto Parts 500 Phoenix International Raceway, 1-mile oval

DATES:
Qualifying: Friday, October 26, 1:30 p.m.(MDT)
Race: Sunday, October 28, 12:30 p.m. (MDT)

BROADCAST:
Television: NBC coverage begins at 12:00 p.m. (MDT)
Radio: MRN coverage begins at 12:00 p.m. (MDT)

FAST FACTS

Jason Leffler, driver
No. 01 Cingular Wireless Dodge Intrepid R/T

* Phoenix: The Checker Auto Parts 500 is Leffler’s first Winston Cup start at Phoenix. Last season, in his first Busch Series start at Phoenix International Raceway, Leffler won the Bud Pole Award and finished second.

* Leffler won his first career NASCAR Winston Cup Series Bud Pole award in the inaugural Kansas Speedway event in September 2001. He finished the race in 28th position after being involved in an accident.

* Leffler is currently fifth in Raybestos Rookie-of-the-Year points.

* His best finish of the season is 13th in the MBNA Platinum 400 at Dover Downs. Leffler’s best start of the season is 1st in the inaugural Kansas Speedway event.

-CGR-

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Jason Leffler , Chip Ganassi , Felix Sabates
Teams Chip Ganassi Racing