Daytona II: Jason Leffler preview

Jason Leffler wishing for five laps back at Daytona International Speedway * In 11 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Daytona International Speedway, Leffler has logged four top-10 finishes, finishing outside the top-20 on just three ...

Jason Leffler wishing for five laps back at Daytona International Speedway

* In 11 NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Daytona International Speedway, Leffler has logged four top-10 finishes, finishing outside the top-20 on just three occasions. His best performance occurred in February, 2006, when he posted a sixth place finish after starting 24th.

* Leffler has proved to be a strong qualifier at Daytona, starting inside the top-10 on seven occasions. He has one pole to his credit from July, 2007. In addition, he also has one NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series pole to his credit (2003).

Leffler Looking for Better Outcome Than His Last Visit to Daytona

Until the 2009 season-opener when he was the victim of a controversial five-lap penalty for "aggressive driving", Leffler had completed all but two laps at Daytona International Speedway in 11 starts. The penalty resulted in a disappointing 33rd-place and stands as his worst finish of the season. Since then, he's logged 13 top-10 finishes -- 11 consecutive -- along with four top five's with two runner-up finishes.

Along those same lines, Leffler has completed every lap in 16 races this season, with the exception of those five laps lost at Daytona (3170/3175 laps).

Leffler on the Implementation of Double-File Restarts This Weekend

"The double-file restarts are going to bring a lot of excitement to the Nationwide Series races. It's going to allow us the opportunity to race for position, instead of spending time trying to get by a lap down car. There will be times that you feel like it hurts you, but more often than not, I think it will be viewed as a benefit. I'm really excited about it and I think the fans are going to love it!"

Equipment Information

The No. 38 Great Clips team will hit the track with chassis #004 in this weekend's Subway Jalapeno 250. This is the same chassis Leffler has run in the last five Nationwide Series races at Daytona International Speedway. In those races he started inside the top-five on four occasions (including the pole in July, 2007) and has one top-10 finish.

-credit: br

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