BUSCH: Memphis: Leicht - Ford Friday interview

Stephen Leicht, driver of the No. 90 CitiFinancial Ford Fusion responds to NASCAR's overturning penalties imposed at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Busch race. With the penalty overturned, Leicht regains 25 driver points but remains eighth in ...

Stephen Leicht, driver of the No. 90 CitiFinancial Ford Fusion responds to NASCAR's overturning penalties imposed at the Circuit Gilles Villeneuve Busch race. With the penalty overturned, Leicht regains 25 driver points but remains eighth in overall standings. He also talks about returning to Memphis Motorsports Park where he made his NASCAR Busch Series debut in 2005.

ON NASCAR OVERTURNING THE PENALTY. "I really need to thank Robert Yates, Ryan Fugle [shock specialist], my crew chief Bruce Cook and the whole team. They worked really hard on that and never gave up. They kept pressuring NASCAR and kept appealing. I have to thank NASCAR for finally realizing that there really wasn't anything wrong with it. Those points are really critical to us and we really need the owner points and driver points. Those are really important to all of us."

TALK ABOUT MEMPHIS SHORT TRACK RACING. "This is a tough little track. This is where I ran my first Busch race in 2005, we finished 13th and since then we haven't been able to do as good. We're looking for a good run. We're pretty excited about the paint scheme this weekend. We're running a St. Jude's Research paint scheme for the kids. Some of the kids designed cars this weekend and we're really looking forward to running ours."

FOR THE LAST SEVERAL RACES, YOU'VE WORKED WITH A NEW CREW CHIEF. HOW IS IT WORKING WITH HIM? "Bruce Cook has been the crew chief for five or six races full time. He's doing a great job. He was my car chief for about a year and a half. This is the first time he's been my crew chief. We have a lot of chemistry and a lot of history together and he's doing a great job."

-credit: ford racing

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Robert Yates , Stephen Leicht