Dover: Jason Leffler preview

For Jason Leffler there is no better way to mark 200th career start; Leffler Reaches Milestone at Dover -- 200 Career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Starts Leffler will make his 200th career Nationwide Series start this weekend at Dover ...

For Jason Leffler there is no better way to mark 200th career start; Leffler Reaches Milestone at Dover -- 200 Career NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) Starts

Leffler will make his 200th career Nationwide Series start this weekend at Dover International Speedway (DIS). The Long Beach, Calif.-native made his series debut in 1999 at Indianapolis Raceway Park. Leffler spent several years racing partial schedules in all three of NASCAR's top series before joining Braun Racing mid-way through the 2005 season. En route to his 200th start, Leffler has two wins (Nashville Superspeedway in 2004 and Indianapolis Raceway Park in 2007), 29 top-five and 67 top-10 finishes, eight poles and 563 laps led.

* Leffler's Nationwide Series Dover Highlights

In 11 Nationwide Series starts at DIS, Jason Leffler has three top-five and five top-10 finishes. His best performance at the one-mile track came in 2005 when he started 12th and finished 3rd in Braun Racing's No. 32 entry.

* Leffler No Stranger to Victory Lane at "The Monster Mile"

Leffler's first NASCAR victory occurred at Dover International Speedway in 2003. After starting 10th in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race, Leffler led for 57 laps before claiming the win!

* Leffler Remains Third in the NNS Point Standings

With his sixth-place finish at Lowe's Motor Speedway last weekend, Leffler moved to within 100 points of Carl Edwards who holds the second spot in the standings. Leffler is 173 points behind points leader, Kyle Busch.

LEFFLER ON DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY

"Dover has been a pretty good track for me over the years. My first NASCAR win came at Dover in 2003 when I was racing in the Craftsman Truck Series, so it's a special place for me. Dover is a really fun race track. It's similar to Bristol with the high banking but it's got the feel of a superspeedway. It's easy to forget that it's only a one mile-track because of the speeds you are carrying. It's really narrow so there's not a whole lot of room to negotiate. Being able to charge hard into the corners so you can keep up your momentum on the straight-aways is really important. This Great Clips team has been consistently strong all season and we all feel like a win is just around the corner. Hopefully we can get it done at Dover this weekend."

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION

Chassis # 38; last seen on the track at Texas Motor Speedway -- Leffler started 12th/ finished 13th

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler , Carl Edwards