BUSCH: Daytona II: Stephen Leicht preview

LEICHT DAYTONA NOTES- Stephen Leicht, driver of the No. 90 CitiFinancial Ford will make his ninth NASCAR Busch Series start this weekend at Daytona International Speedway for the running of the Winn Dixie 250. Leicht has two...

LEICHT DAYTONA NOTES-

Stephen Leicht, driver of the No. 90 CitiFinancial Ford will make his ninth NASCAR Busch Series start this weekend at Daytona International Speedway for the running of the Winn Dixie 250. Leicht has two previous restrictor plate races to his credit. He competed in the ARCA RE/MAX Series season opener at Daytona and the NASCAR Busch Series race at Talladega Superspeedway earlier this season. He finished 25th and 31st respectively after being involved in incidents in both series. JJLEICHT'S QUOTES-

"I'm really looking forward to this weekend's race in Daytona. After racing the ARCA race here back in February, I at least know what to expect and I won't be as panicky as I was then. You really have to get used to the feeling of running three and four wide. It is definitely something that takes some time to get used to.

"This entire CitiFinancial crew is pumped up. We have had two great weekends back to back and continue to improve. As always I know that Doug Yates and the guys back at the engine shop are going to give me a great motor so were looking forward to a strong finish for the CitiFinancial Ford."

POINTS- The No. 90 CitiFinancial team moved up one position in the owners points standings to 28th.

CHASSIS INFORMATION-The CitiFinancial team is taking chassis No.B15 to Daytona. This is the same car that Leicht raced earlier this season at Talladega Superspeedway, He qualified eighth and finished in 31st.

LAST WEEKEND- A pit road penalty and a late race spin kept Stephen Leicht from his second straight top-10 finish during Saturday night's AT&T 250 at The Milwaukee Mile. Leicht, driver of the No. 90 CitiFinancial Ford, fought back from a lap down to finish on the lead lap in 13th.

APPEARANCES- Leicht will be appearing at Daytona USA on Thursday, June 29thfrom 11:00--11:20 a.m. for a Q&A session with the fans that are present. Leicht will also be on the post qualifying XM radio show live from the infield behind the media center in Daytona.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY- Co-driver of the No. 90 CitiFinancial Ford, Matt McCall will celebrate his 25thbirthday on Monday, July 3rd.

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