Jason Leffler Chicagoland Quick Facts


No. 38 Great Clips Impala

Chicagoland Speedway STP 300

American Muscle

June 4, 2011

Leffler at Chicagoland Speedway, by the numbers… In seven NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) starts at Chicago, Leffler has logged two top-five and three top-10 finishes.  His best performance at the 1.5-mile track occurred in 2009 when he drove to a fourth-place finish after starting 12th.  Last season, he posted another top-five with a fifth-place finish after starting 19th.

This week’s Impala…. This weekend at Chicagoland Speedway the No. 38 Great Clips team will unload chassis TMS-131.  This is a brand new chassis in the Turner Motorsports stable with this weekend marking its on-track debut.

Turner Motorsports Teaming with STP – Turner Motorsports is very pleased to announce that they are joining forces with STP® this weekend at Chicagoland Speedway, on a weekend in which the iconic brand is serving as title sponsor of the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race on Saturday and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway on Sunday.  The STP® logo, which has long been a presence in the sport, will be prominently featured on each of the team’s four entries in Saturday’s STP 300 – the No. 38 of Jason Leffler, the No. 32 of Reed Sorenson, the No. 31 of Justin Allgaier and the No. 30 to be driven by Mikey Kile.  Armored AutoGroup: Armored AutoGroup Inc., headquartered in Danbury, Conn., is primarily comprised of the Armor All® and STP® brands. The current Armor All product line of protectants, wipes, tire and wheel care products, glass cleaners, leather care products and washes is designed to clean, shine and protect interior and exterior automobile surfaces. The STP product line of oil and fuel additives, functional fluids and automotive appearance products has a broad customer base ranging from professional racers to car enthusiasts and “Do-it-Yourselfers”.

Turner Motorsports season at a glance… In 13 NASCAR Nationwide Series races in 2011, Turner Motorsports-prepared entries have notched one win, 11 top-five and 28 top-10 finishes. Reed Sorenson, driver of the No. 32 Dollar General Chevrolet is currently third in the driver point standings and trails leader Elliott Sadler by a scant two-point margin. Justin Allgaier, driver of the No. 31 Brandt Chevy Impala is only 22 points behind Sadler in fourth while Leffler is sixth, just three points outside the top-five.

Happy 10-Year Anniversary, Great Clips… This season marks Great Clips’ 10-year anniversary as a primary sponsor in the NNS.  The Minneapolis-based Great Clips, Inc., which is currently the longest-running primary sponsor in the series, came onto the scene in 2001 as a primary sponsor of Akins Motorsports No. 38 entry, then driven by Christian Elder.

Leffler on SIRIUS’ Morning Drive every Wednesday… Don’t forget to tune in to SIRIUS Radio’s “Morning Drive” with Mike Bagley and Pete Pistone every Wednesday at 10:30am to hear Leffler’s take on recent events in the Nationwide Series and what you can expect from the week’s upcoming race. Follow the No. 38 team on Twitter!Twitter.com/No38TurnerNNS Follow Jason Leffler on Twitter! Twitter.com/JasonLeffler   Follow Turner Motorsports on Facebook! Facebook.com/TurnerMotorsports

Leffler on Chicagoland Speedway “Chicagoland is a fast track with multiple grooves so it’s pretty easy to pass. You can run the high groove or the bottom groove and move around as much or as little as you need to based on how the car is handling.  Generally, you don’t see a lot of cautions during this race so it often comes down to fuel mileage and pit strategy in the end. We got bit last weekend at Charlotte with fuel mileage and took a hit in the point standings but there are times you have to make a gamble and sometimes it pays off and sometimes it doesn’t.  Still, I’m excited to get to Chicago. We had a great run going at Charlotte, running solidly in the top-five in the closing laps. The Great Clips team has grown stronger and stronger at these 1.5-mile tracks so I feel pretty sure that we can go in this weekend and be a top contender for the win this weekend at Chicagoland. We are happy to welcome the iconic brand, STP®, on all of the Turner Motorsports cars this weekend as they serve as title sponsor for this race.  We would certainly love to celebrate with them in victory lane.”

About Turner Motorsports: Turner Motorsports, LLC, established in 1999, is in the midst of its sophomore season of NASCAR competition. Owned by Texas-native, Steve Turner, the racing organization has expanded in 2011 from a two-truck operation in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series to become the largest stand-alone multi-series team in NASCAR’s top-tier touring series.

Turner Motorsports operates out of an 110,000 square-foot state-of-the art facility in Mooresville, N.C., and will house three entries in the Camping World Truck Series and four entries in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.  The team boasts an all-star driver line-up that includes Kasey Kahne, Mark Martin, Jason Leffler, Reed Sorenson, Justin Allgaier, Ricky Carmichael, James Buescher and Brad Sweet.

The Chevrolet-backed team has created alliances with General Motors powerhouse teams Hendrick Motorsports, who will provide engine support for both its NNS and NCWTS programs, Kevin Harvick Inc. for body and aero support, and Earnhardt Technology Group for drive train and suspension technology assistance. Turner Motorsports’ marketing partners include Dollar General, Great Clips, Monster Energy, BRANDT, Rexall, Exide, AccuDoc Solutions, Wolfpack Rentals, Fraternal Order of Eagles and ABF Freight. For more information on Turner Motorsports, visit www.turnermotorsportsllc.com.

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