Leffler, who has competed in all three major NASCAR touring series with one Camping World Truck Series and two Nationwide Series victories to his credit, enters the weekend event with 55 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series starts, in addition to 294 NASCAR Nationwide Series and 72 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts. The 37-year-old Long Beach, California, native will make his 10th truck series start of the season on Friday, and in his previous nine starts, Leffler has recorded six Top-10 finishes, including a season’s-best fourth-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Rookie Travis Miller, who has three truck series starts for Hillman Racing this year, will pilot a recently updated Hillman Racing No. 25 Chevrolet this weekend as well. The 24-year-old Chesapeake, Va., resident posted a season’s-best 24th-place finish at Kentucky in September and looks to build his intermediate track résumé with a strong performance in the 2012 series finale.
“With the addition of Jason Leffler for this weekend’s season finale in Homestead, we’re looking to build on the positive results and momentum from the past few weeks with Ryan Truex,” said team owner Mike Hillman, Sr. “I know Jason Overstreet (crew chief) is looking forward to working with Jason (Leffler) again from their days at Ultra Motorsports, and his experience will undoubtedly be a benefit for the second truck with Travis Miller as he continues his development.”