* Home Sweet Home: A Long Beach, CA native, Jason Leffler will return to the west coast for racing at his home track, Auto Club Speedway, for Saturday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series race this weekend. * In (9) career NASCAR...
* Home Sweet Home: A Long Beach, CA native, Jason Leffler will return to the west coast for racing at his home track, Auto Club Speedway, for Saturday night's NASCAR Nationwide Series race this weekend.
* In (9) career NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Auto Club Speedway Leffler has one pole (2004) and two top-10 finishes to his credit. His best performance at his hometown track came in 2005 when he started and finished 7th.
* In his only Craftsman Truck Series start at California, Leffler finished second after starting eighth.
"I always look forward to going home for this race at the Auto Club Speedway! With the hectic schedule we have all year I don't get to see my family and friends out here as often as I would like to. The two weekends we have racing out here each year gives me a chance to catch up with everybody. To win here would be a huge deal for me. Of course, you want to win every race, but you especially want that win in front of the home crowd and with your family and friends cheering you on.
This is a really fun race track. It's wide-open pretty much all the way around and has multi grooves so there is a lot of two and three-wide racing. You carry a lot of speed down the straight-aways and with the sweeping corners you can run around the bottom or you can run up high. You're always searching for that groove where your car is the fastest. After the strong performances we have had as a team the last few of weeks, we are carrying a lot of momentum into this weekend and we look to get the Great Clips Camry back to victory lane!"
The No. 38 Great Clips team will unload chassis #33 in this weekend's Camping World 300. Nicknamed "Golden Child," this is the same car Kyle Busch drove to victory earlier this season in Charlotte. Other finishes include a second place finish in Chicago with Denny Hamlin and eighth in Michigan with Leffler.