MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 5, 2012) - Jason Leffler and the No. 18 Dollar General Racing team will be one of three teams participating in a Goodyear tire test at Rockingham (N.C.) Speedway March 6 and 7. The test is being held in advance of NASCAR’s return to the famed one-mile oval on Sunday, April 15 for the Camping World Truck Series Good Sam Club Roadside Assistance 200.
“This Goodyear tire test is a great opportunity to not only provide Goodyear with feedback on the tire selection for the upcoming race, but to get some laps in behind the wheel of the Dollar General Tundra and continue to get adjusted to working with a new team,” Leffler said. “Working with these guys at the NASA Test and down in Daytona, you can see why they’ve been successful — they’re really organized and make quick changes. It all starts at the top with the experience of Eric Phillips and Rick Ren. At Daytona, you don’t go through a lot of adjustments, so this test will give us the chance to get a better feel for each other and build a stronger driver-crew relationship.”
Leffler has five career starts at “The Rock,” competing in both NASCAR Sprint Cup Series events in 2001 and five NASCAR Nationwide Series races from 1999 to 2004.
Timothy Peters (Red Horse Racing No. 17) and James Buescher (Turner Motorsports No. 31) are the other two drivers participating in the test. All three drivers will be available to the media from 12:15 p.m. to 12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6 in the Rockingham Speedway Media Center.
The grandstands will be open to fans, free of charge both days.