Talladega: Jason Leffler preview

* Leffler back in the seat of the No. 38 Great Clips Camry... This weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, Leffler will return to the seat of the No. 38 machine. Leffler is splitting his time this season, piloting Braun Racing's No. 10 Camry (eight...

* Leffler back in the seat of the No. 38 Great Clips Camry...

This weekend at Talladega Superspeedway, Leffler will return to the seat of the No. 38 machine. Leffler is splitting his time this season, piloting Braun Racing's No. 10 Camry (eight races) and No. 38 Camry (27 races), to compete for the 2010 driver championship.

* Talladega Superspeedway, by the numbers...

Leffler has six NNS starts at Talladega with two top-five and three top-10 finishes. His best performance came in 2008 when he started third and finished fourth after leading seven laps. Additionally, he started inside the top-10 on four occasions and has no DNF's at the 2.66-mile track.

In his last two races there at the 2.66-mile track (2008 and 2009), Leffler has posted two top-10 finishes. In his fourth-place run in 2008, he posted a Driver Rating of 113.3. In a sixth-place finish last season, he had a Driver Rating of 112.1. Also in those two races, Leffler has posted impressive stats: an average finish of 5.0, a Driver Rating of 112.7, an Average Running Position of 7.4, five Fastest Laps Run, seven Laps Led and a Laps in the Top-15 percentage of 95.8%.

Leffler on racing at Talladega Superspeedway

"The restrictor plate races are a lot of fun, but it's definitely not something I would want to do every weekend. Only having three a year makes for a pretty good challenge. During practice, you really want to spend some time figuring out what your car will do and where; whether you're in the middle, on the inside or on the outside. You put that information in the back of your mind for the race. It's a type of racing where you have to be pretty aggressive, but at the same time, you have to be cautious, especially early on. You don't want to be the guy that causes the 20-car pile-up, 15 laps into the race. On the other hand, when you get to the end of the race it's pretty much a wide-open free-for-all and you have to take chances."

Equipment Information

The No. 38 Great Clips team will hit the track with chassis #BR04 in this weekend's Aaron's 312. This is the same chassis Leffler competed with in every restrictor-plate race for the last three seasons, including the last three Nationwide Series races at Talladega Superspeedway where Leffler has finished 35th, 4th and 6th.

-source: braun racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Jason Leffler