Jason Leffler Dollar General 300 News & Notes


No. 38 Great Clips Impala

Chicagoland Speedway

American Muscle

Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola

September 17, 2011

. Leffler at Chicagoland Speedway, by the numbers… In his last three NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) starts at Chicagoland, Jason Leffler has proved impressive capturing three top-fives with an average finishing position of 4.6. In a total of eight NNS starts at the 1.5-mile track, Leffler has logged three top-five and four top-10 finishes.

. Leffler’s In the Loop… According to NASCAR’s Loop Data Statistics, Leffler is ranked in the top-five in a number of categories at Chicagoland including Closers (1st), Green-Flag Passes (1st), Fastest Lap Run (5th), and Laps in the Top-15 (5th).

. This week’s Impala…. This weekend at Chicagoland Speedway the No. 38 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 Kentucky Speedway (13th), Michigan Int’l Speedway (10th), Dover Int’l Speedway (11th), Charlotte Motor Speedway (21st) and Darlington Raceway (9th) and Atlanta Motor Speedway (9th).

. Turner Motorsports: In the hunt… In 27 Nationwide Series events in 2011, Turner Motorsports-prepared entries have notched three wins, 20 top-five and 53 top-10 finishes. All three of Turner Motorsports’ championship-contending drivers are inside the top-six in the driver point standings with Reed Sorenson in third, Justin Allgaier in fifth and Leffler in sixth.

. Dollar General 300 powered by Coca-Cola… LongtimeTurner Motorsports partner, Dollar General, will serve as title sponsor of this weekend’s NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) event at Chicagoland Speedway. Dollar General will also serve as title sponsor of the October NNS event at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Dollar General 300 Miles of Courage.

. 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 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. This Great Clips team has grown stronger and stronger at these 1.5-mile tracks and we have come away with top-five finishes in the last three races here, so I feel pretty sure that we can go in this weekend and be a top contender for the win on Saturday night in the Dollar General 300.”

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