BUSCH: St. Louis: Jason Leffler preview



MOORESVILLE, NC (July 25, 2005) -- The last time that Jason Leffler was behind the wheel of the #32 WINFUEL Chevrolet at New Hampshire International Raceway, he was in position to bring home a solid finish, but a late race incident on lap 195 put an end to the promising top-10 run and resulted in a disappointing 29th place finish. This weekend, Leffler and the Braun Racing team head to Gateway International Raceway with hopes of bringing home the strong finish that they are capable of producing.

"I am looking forward to getting back behind the wheel of the #32 WINFUEL Chevy this weekend at Gateway," Leffler said. "The Braun Racing guys have given me really fast cars the three times that I have driven for them, but we have had some bad luck that's kept us from finishing like we should. Hopefully, this weekend we can turn our luck around and be up front at the end of the race to compete for the win."

Leffler has four career NASCAR starts at Gateway International Raceway, including two Craftsman Truck Series events (2002, 2003) and two Busch Series events (2000, 2004). In last years Busch race at Gateway, Leffler started seventh and finished sixth for Haas Racing, finishing two positions in front of the #32 Braun Racing entry driven by David Stremme."Gateway has always been a good track for me," Leffler explained. "I've raced there twice in the Craftsman Trucks and twice in the Busch Series. I think my worst finish was when I ran 15th the first time I ran there back in the 2000 Busch race. I came really close to winning both of the truck races, but I had to settle for second both times."

"This is an off weekend for the Nextel Cup Series, so this will be the first time that I will be able to spend the whole time concentrating on the Busch car. I know that Braun Racing ran well at Gateway last year with David Stremme, so hopefully we can put our experience and knowledge together to produce a win this weekend."

This weekend Jason Leffler and the Braun Racing team will be in St. Louis, Missouri trying to bring home a strong finish at Gateway International Raceway. Live coverage of the Wallace Family Tribute 250 presented by Shop 'n Save begins this Saturday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m. ET on TNT.


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Drivers Jason Leffler , David Stremme