No. 30 Wolfpack Rentals Chevrolet News and Notes
Heading home for Turner Motorsports… The NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) is heading to Turner Motorsports’ home track this weekend. With the team’s original headquarters in Halletsville, Texas, this is a special track for the organization. Turner’s youngest daughter, Kris, and current Turner Motorsports driver, James Buescher, have both won championships for the organization racing Bandolero cars at the 1.5-mile tri-oval. Buescher captured the organization’s first NASCAR pole award in the November NNS event.
Successful start to 2011… In the first five NNS events in 2011, Leffler has three top-10 finishes. He has a 100% lap completion rate with an average start of 15.8 and an average finish of 9.0. The 35-year-old Nationwide Series veteran is currently second in the Nationwide Series championship standings, a mere six points behind leader, Ricky Stenhouse, Jr.
Number Swap… As in 2010, Jason 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! Continuing the streak, in two starts in the No. 30 he has two top-10 finishes!
Scan it… If you are trying to hear Leffler’s team communication this weekend, remember to tune your scanner to the No. 38 primary frequency (466.9250). When you want to hear Kasey Kahne’s communications with the No. 38 Great Clips team tune your scanner to the No. 30 primary frequency (460.8875).
Texas Motor Speedway: by the numbers… In 13 starts at the Ft. Worth-based track, Leffler has one top-five and five top-10 finishes. He is credited with one pole award and five laps led. He has an average starting spot of 15.8 and an average finishing position of 13.9.
This week’s Impala… The No. 30 Wolfpack Rentals team will hit the track with chassis TMS-117 this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Chassis TMS-117 last saw track time with Leffler at Las Vegas Motor Speedway where he finished ninth after starting 26th.
Jason Leffler on racing at Texas Motor Speedway
“Texas has been an up and down track for me in the past, but my last few runs there have been pretty good. It is really fast and wide, and you have the ability to run where ever your car handles the best. Since it’s Mr. Turner’s home track we all really want to win. It’s really important to put on a good show for the Turner Motorsports hometown fans and get this Texas-based Wolfpack Rentals Chevy into victory lane for the whole Turner Motorsports family!”
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