Jason Leffler Napa Auto Parts 200 News & Notes


No. 38 Great Clips Impala

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

American Muscle

Napa Auto Parts 200

August 20, 2011

•New look for the Great Clips machine… For the remainder of the 2011 season, the No. 38 Great Clips Chevrolet will feature a new look with a special “Online Check-in” paint scheme. Recently, Great Clips launched the salon industry’s first-ever Online Check-In system which allows customers to remotely log in from a computer or smart phone and view the estimated wait time at surrounding salons. Consumers can click the “check-in” icon to add their name to the list at the Great Clips salon of their choice and, by the time they arrive, they are likely next or almost next in line-saving precious time they might have spent waiting in the lobby for their haircut.

•Two Great Clips Chevys on track at Montreal…. Road course ace Boris Said, famous for his curly hairstyle, joins Jason Leffler, also famous for his locks, in sporting the colors of Great Clips Inc. in Montreal. Leffler’s No. 38 Chevy will sport the new ‘Online Check-In’ paint scheme while Said will sport the traditional black and red Great Clips scheme.

•Leffler’s road course stats… Despite his nickname (“Lefturn”), Leffler has had some impressive runs at tracks that have right-handed turns as well. In a total of 16 road course starts in NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) competition, he has four top-10 finishes with one top-10 at each of the road courses in which he has competed.

Circuit Gilles Villeneuve – 4 starts

Best Start: 14th (2008) / Best Finish: 7th (2008)

Watkins Glen International – 7 starts

Best start: 11th (2008) / Best finish: 8th (2008)

Road America – 2 starts

Best start: 19th (2010) / Best finish: 8th (2010)

Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez – 3 starts

Best start: 23rd (2007) / Best finish: 6th (2007)

•This week’s Impala…. This weekend at Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, the No. 38 Great Clips team will unload chassis TMS-307. This is a brand new chassis in the Turner Motorsports stable.

•Turner Motorsports: In the hunt… In 23 Nationwide Series events in 2011, Turner Motorsports-prepared entries have notched three wins, 19 top-five and 45 top-10 finishes. All three of Turner Motorsports’ championship-contending drivers are inside the top-six in the driver point standings with Sorenson in second, Allgaier in fifth and Leffler in sixth.

•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 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve

“I’m pretty excited about heading to Montreal this weekend. Having back-to-back road course races allows us to stay in the mindset of running a road course. Coming fresh off of the Watkins Glen race, I’m still in that mode. I really do enjoy the challenges of a road course. Mentally, you have to stay extremely focused to hit all of your marks on every corner of every lap. You lose your concentration for even a second you are going to find yourself in trouble. We have been solid at both Road America and last weekend at Watkins Glen, and I expect to finish the final road course race of the season with another strong finish. Having Boris Said as a teammate this weekend is definitely an added advantage for us that I plan to capitalize on.”

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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