Richmond II: Jason Leffler preview

* In 11 total NNS starts at Richmond, Leffler has started inside the top-10 five times, including one pole (May 2006). He has two top-five finishes and five top-15 finishes with a total of 82 laps led. * Leffler also has one Craftsman Truck...

* In 11 total NNS starts at Richmond, Leffler has started inside the top-10 five times, including one pole (May 2006). He has two top-five finishes and five top-15 finishes with a total of 82 laps led.

* Leffler also has one Craftsman Truck Series pole at Richmond to his credit. In his only NCTS start at RIR (2002), Leffler captured the pole and led for 85 laps before finishing 12th.

* According to NASCAR Loop Data Stats at Richmond, Leffler is one of the strongest among Nationwide Series regulars. He is ranked first in the Closers category and is ranked in the top-10 in a number of other categories including Fastest Laps Run (10th), Green Flag Passes (6th), Laps in the Top-15 (6th), Laps Led (8th) and Quality Passes (5th).

LEFFLER ON RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY

"The configuration of Richmond is awesome because it's got a short track feel but it has enough speed that it has speedway characteristics. It is different than Bristol though in that aerodynamics play a larger role. You need to keep the fenders on the car in order to get a good finish because the cars are a little bit more aero sensitive, even at a short-track like Richmond. There are always two grooves of racing so there's a lot of side-by-side beating and banging which is fun as a driver and exciting for the fans. This Great Clips team has always run extremely well on the short tracks over the last three of years and we expect more of the same this weekend. We go there this weekend looking to bring home the win!"

EQUIPMENT INFORMATION

The No. 38 Great Clips team will unload chassis # 18 in this weekend's Emerson Radio 250. This is the same car Leffler raced to a fourth place finish at Gateway International Raceway and to a 16th place finish at ORP.

-credit: br

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler