Kentucky: Jason Leffler preview

* Leffler's Kentucky Speedway Highlights In four NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Kentucky, Leffler has one top-10 finish with a seventh place in 2004. In that race he started fourth and led for a total of four laps. Last year at...

* Leffler's Kentucky Speedway Highlights

In four NASCAR Nationwide Series starts at Kentucky, Leffler has one top-10 finish with a seventh place in 2004. In that race he started fourth and led for a total of four laps. Last year at Kentucky, Leffler finished 16th after starting 10th.

In two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Kentucky Speedway (2002 and 2003), Leffler has one pole (2002) and two fifth-place finishes to his credit.

* Leffler Holding on Tight to Third Spot in the NNS Point Standings

Leffler captured his tenth top-10 and fourth top-five finish of the season with his fifth place finish last weekend at Nashville Superspeedway. Leffler is holding on tight to the third spot in the championship point standings and is 188 points behind leader, Kyle Busch.

* Leffler on Wednesday's NASCAR Teleconference

Leffler and Carl Edwards will be participants of the weekly NASCAR Teleconference on Wednesday, June 10th at 11am. Please visit the NASCAR Media website for dial-in information, transcript and audio from the call.

LEFFLER ON KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY

"Kentucky is a great race track. It's wide, with lots of room for passing and a lot of grip. The wide grooves allow you to run pretty much anywhere on the track you want to and where your car handles the best. In the past, the Nationwide-only teams were always at somewhat of a disadvantage because the Sprint Cup teams tested there regularly and had a lot of notes to hand over to their Nationwide teams. Now with the no-testing policy that NASCAR has implemented, the advantage that those teams enjoyed has lessened which obviously is a benefit to a team like Braun Racing. Kentucky has not been one of my better tracks in the past but with the way the Great Clips team has been performing all season, we look at this weekend as an opportunity to get our first win of the season."

LEFFLER ON HIS SEASON TO DATE

"I'm very excited about the way our team has performed this year. The addition of Scott Zipadelli as crew chief has taken this team to a whole new level and it shows on the race track. We started strong out of the box and seem to improve each and every week. The most you can ask for is to be up front every week, mixing it up in the top-five and having a legitimate shot at the win. We have been able to do that consistently this year and we know that a win is just around the corner. Hopefully we can get it done this weekend at Kentucky."

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION

The #38 Great Clips Camry...TOYOTA powered!

* chassis # 25

* last seen on the track at Nashville in April -- Leffler started 21st/ finished 6th

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler , Carl Edwards , Kyle Busch