No. 30 AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet News and Notes
Jason Leffler looks to one-up his best finish at 'the World's Fastest Half-Mile'... Going into this weekend's Scotts EZ Seed 300, Leffler is looking to better his last finish at Bristol Motor Speedway (BMS), second-place in August 2010. This was the second time the veteran driver has finished in the runner-up position at BMS, he finished second in the August 2007 event after starting from the pole and leading 81 laps.
Number Swap... As in 2010, Leffler will share seat time in the No. 38 Great Clips Impala with Sprint Cup Series star, Kasey Kahne. In eight events throughout 2011, Leffler and his team, including crew chief Eddie Pardue, will make the jump to the No. 30 Chevrolet. The number swap proved valuable for Leffler and his team in 2010, in eight starts behind the wheel of the No. 10 machine he scored seven top-10 and three top-five finishes! In his first start in the No. 30 AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet, in the season-opening event at Daytona International Speedway, he finished 6th after starting the race from the 22nd position.
Successful start to 2011... In the first three NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) events of 2011, Leffler has two top-10 finishes and has not finished outside the top-11. He is currently third in the championship driver's point standings, five points behind leader and Turner Motorsports teammate, Reed Sorenson.
Bristol Motor Speedway: by the numbers... In 15 starts at 'Thunder Valley' Leffler has three top-five and seven top-10 finishes. He has captured one pole award (August, 2007) and led 87 laps, the ninth most laps-led in the last 12 NNS events at the .533-mile oval. He has an average finish of 16.6 and an average finish of 16.7.
Loop Data at BMS... Leffler is in the top-10 in several categories in NASCAR's pre-race loop data statistics at BMS including: average running position (8th), closers (6th), driver rating (10th), fastest drivers late in a run (9th), fastest lap run (6th), green flag passes (4th), number of laps led (9th) and laps inside the top-15 (5th).
Turner Motorsports captures their first win... Turner Motorsports captured its first win two weeks ago at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in the Sam's Town 300 with Mark Martin and the No. 32 Dollar General Chevrolet. The organization is in its sophomore season of NASCAR competition and has already captured one win, one pole, along with 17 top-five and 37 top-10 finishes. Turner Motorsports has expanded from a two-truck NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) operation in 2010 to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR's top-tier touring series, fielding three entries in the NCWTS and four entries in the NNS.
Jason Leffler on racing at Bristol Motor Speedway
"Bristol is one of my favorite tracks, I really enjoy short tracks. Qualifying is going to be important because track position is so important here. It's really easy to get lapped on a track this small and fast. I think as long as we qualify up front and stay out of trouble we have a really good chance to get the win. I would love to be the one to defend Turner Motorsports' first win! I've run well here in the past, we finished second in August, and I think with this Turner Motorsports equipment and these Hendrick engines we can definitely get this AccuDoc Solutions Chevy into victory lane on Saturday!"
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