Jason Leffler preview

Event: Las Vegas

Leffler at Las Vegas Motor Speedway... By the numbers... In seven NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) starts at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS), Leffler has started inside the top-10 twice and has posted one top-five finish. His best performance at the 1.5-mile track came in 2009, when he was running second and contending for the win, before running out of fuel on the last lap. He was credited with a fourth-place finish after starting 23rd.

Crew chief, Eddie Pardue, knows the way to victory lane at LVMS... Eddie Pardue is Leffler's right-hand man and will call the shots for the championship-contending driver in 2011. Pardue and crew will remain with Leffler, whether he is piloting the No. 38 or No. 30 Impala for Turner Motorsports. Though Leffler has never visited LVMS's victory lane, Pardue would have no problem directing his driver how to get there. The veteran crew chief led driver, Greg Biffle, to the win at the Las Vegas-track in 2009.

Leffler on Las Vegas Motor Speedway

"Las Vegas Motor Speedway has its own unique characteristics. It has a wide racing surface that allows you to run two and three- wide. The transition from the corners to the straight-aways, and then the straight-aways to the corners, is really nice. In all, it's just a really fun place to race -- probably as fun for the drivers as it is for the fans. I have had a couple of really good runs at Vegas but statistically it's not one of my better tracks. Two years ago we were battling for the lead in the closing laps ran out of fuel on the last lap. Still, we finished fourth which we were really proud of. I am excited to go back again this weekend under the Turner Motorsports banner. I look forward to another strong run in the Great Clips Chevy and if we play our cards right, possibly make a visit to victory lane."

-source: turner motorsports

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Drivers Jason Leffler , Greg Biffle
Teams Turner Motorsport
Tags nationwide, vegas