JASON LEFFLER QUICK FACTS
No. 30 AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet Impala
Royal Purple 300
May 6, 2011
·Dancing with “the Lady in Black”… The Darlington, S.C.-based track is a great circuit for Long Beach, Calif-native, Jason Leffler. In eight NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) starts at the legendary speedway, Leffler has claimed two top-five and five top-10 finishes. He is credited with leading 17 laps, with his best finish of second coming in his 2009 appearance. Both of his top-five finishes have come in the last two NNS races at the track (2nd 2009, 5th 2010).
·In the Loop… Leffler is in the top-10 in several categories in NASCAR’s pre-race loop data statistics at Darlington Raceway including: fastest early in a run (8th), fastest late in a run (6th), speed in traffic (6th), fastest lap run (6th) and green-flag passes (7th). He is listed in the top-five in numerous categories including: average running position (5th), driver rating (5th), quality passes (5th), green-flag speed (4th), laps led (5th) and laps in the top-15 (1st).
·Solid Season… In nine starts in 2011, Leffler has four top-10 finishes. He has completed 99.9% of possible laps and has an average finish of 11.1. He has been inside the top-three in the NNS driver point standings since the season-opening race at Daytona International Speedway.
·Number Swap… As in 2010, 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 tradition, in three starts in the No. 30 Chevrolet in 2011 Leffler has two top-10 finishes.
·Mother’s Day… This weekend is a big one for Turner Motorsports marketing partner Fraternal Order of Eagles (FOE). The international nonprofit organization is credited with leading the charge to found Mother’s Day. Past Grand Worthy President of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Frank E. Hering, made the first known public plea for “a national day to honor our mothers” in 1904. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson officially proclaimed Mother’s Day the second Sunday in May and in 1925 Hering was introduced as the “Father of Mother’s Day”.
·This week’s Impala… The No. 30 AccuDoc Solutions team will hit the track with chassis TMS-127 under the lights at Darlington Raceway. This is a brand new chassis in the Turner Motorsports stable.
Jason Leffler on racing at Darling Raceway
“Darlington is one of the toughest tracks we go to. It is both physically and mentally demanding. You have to muscle your way through every single lap there, but you have to be smart, too. To be fast and get around the track you have to be so close to the wall and if you lose focus for one second you’re going to get that famous Darlington stripe. If you get a win at Darlington you add your name to a legendary list and I want to be on that list in this AccuDoc Solutions Chevrolet Friday night.”
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