Leffler, Team ASE/CARQUEST Dodge leave Martinsville with 11th place finish. MARTINSVILLE, VA (April 12, 2003) - Jason Leffler eluded the serious trouble that plagued many of the competitors at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday and posted an 11th...
Leffler, Team ASE/CARQUEST Dodge leave Martinsville with 11th place finish.
MARTINSVILLE, VA (April 12, 2003) - Jason Leffler eluded the serious trouble that plagued many of the competitors at Martinsville Speedway on Saturday and posted an 11th place finish in a hard fought 250 lap NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race. Leffler started his Team ASE/CARQUEST Dodge in the 25th starting slot and steadily moved his Ultra Motorsports entry toward the front of the pack.
"We ran in the top ten for a good portion of the race but that was thanks to my crew chief Tim Kohuth and his pit strategy," Leffler said. "The guys had great pit stops to help us move forward. I was looking forward to coming down pit road because I knew those guys would gain positions for me. We had really good stops all day."
Once Leffler drove his way into the top-10 the going got much rougher and his truck fought a tight condition in the center of Martinsville's sharp corners for the majority of the event.
"I felt like I was just holding my position and fighting hard to stay where I was", Leffler stated. "Anytime that I was able to get by somebody it was because they got beat up by the lap traffic. It was hard to make up significant ground all day."
Dennis Setzer posted his second straight NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series win and Leffler held on to the 10th spot in the series standings. The next stop for the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series is at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC on Friday May 16th.
"We are really looking forward to Charlotte," Leffler said. "We have run really good at those types of tracks in the past and we should have a good run there. We are doing good now, but we just need to work a little harder and find out what we're made of."