*No. 38 Great Clips Chevrolet News and Notes *
· *Kentucky Speedway, by the numbers… *In six NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) starts at Kentucky Speedway, Leffler has two top-10 finishes and a total of four laps led. He has an average start of 17.2 and an average finish of 19.3. His best performance at the 1.5-mile track occurred in 2009 when he brought home a sixth-place finish after starting 11th.
In two NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts at Kentucky Speedway (2002 and 2003), Leffler has one pole (2002) and two fifth-place finishes to his credit.
· *2011 Season loop data… *Leffler sits in the top-10 of several categories according to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics for the season thus far including: Average Running Position (9th), Driver Rating (8th), Fastest Early in a Run (10th), Fastest Late in a Run (9th), Fastest on Restarts (5th), Green-Flag Speed (9th), Laps in the Top-15 (9th), Quality Passes (6th) and Fastest Speed in Traffic (7th).
· *Dash 4 Cash… *After his exciting runner-up finish in last weekend’s race at Daytona International Speedway, Leffler qualified for the Nationwide Series next Dash 4 Cash event at Iowa Speedway. He will compete with his Turner Motorsports teammates, Reed Sorenson and Justin Allgaier, along with fellow championship contender Michael Annett, to be the highest finishing of the four to bring home $100,000.
· *This week’s Impala….* The Great Clips team will unload chassis TMS-127. This is the team’s “go-to” chassis as it has more seen more track time than any other car in rotation. Leffler has driven TMS-127 at Michigan Int’l Speedway (10th), Dover Int’l Speedway (11th), Charlotte Motor Speedway (21st) and Darlington Raceway (9th).
· *Turner Motorsports season at a glance…* In 17 NNS races in 2011, Turner Motorsports-prepared entries have notched three wins, 17 top-five and 38 top-10 finishes. All three of the team’s NNS regular drivers are in the top-five in the championship point standings with Sorenson leading, Allgaier holding the fourth spot and Leffler in fifth.
· *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.
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*Leffler on racing at Kentucky Speedway*
“Kentucky is a great race track. It’s wide, with lots of room for passing and a lot of grip. The wide grooves allow you to run pretty much anywhere on the track you want to, depending on where your car handles best. The surface is bumpy so you have to work hard to get your car down while making sure it rides smooth and is not bottoming out. Statistically, this has not been one of my better tracks but this Great Clips team has been pretty solid on these intermediate tracks all season so I expect to run up front and contend for the win.”
*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, Brad Sweet, Mikey Kile, Steve Arpin and Blake Feese. 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, Mike’s Hard Lemonade, Fraternal Order of Eagles and ABF Freight. For more information on Turner Motorsports, visit