BUSCH: Kentucky: Stephen Leicht preview

LEICHT HOPES EXPERIENCE WILL PAY OFF AT KENTUCKY- After a one-month hiatus, Stephen Leicht will be back behind the wheel of the No. 90 CitiFinancial Ford for the running of the Meijer 300 presented by Oreo. Although this will be Leicht's first ...

LEICHT HOPES EXPERIENCE WILL PAY OFF AT KENTUCKY- After a one-month hiatus, Stephen Leicht will be back behind the wheel of the No. 90 CitiFinancial Ford for the running of the Meijer 300 presented by Oreo. Although this will be Leicht's first NASCAR Busch Series start at Kentucky Speedway, he has logged several hours testing at the 1.5-mile track. Leicht has six career Busch Series starts with two top-15's and four top-20's. He also has one ARCA RE/MAX Series victory to his credit at Nashville Superspeedway earlier this season.

Leicht's thoughts on Kentucky- "I like Kentucky a lot. It's a smooth track with a lot of room to race. You can run a few different lines so it makes it easier to pass there. It's hard when you have been out of the car for a month. The first half hour of practice is going to be important. I need to run as many laps as I can to get my mind focused back toward racing. It helps when your team is telling you that you are going to have a really good car and they do their best to get you pumped up!"

This Sunday is Father's Day. How instrumental has your father been in your career? "I don't think people realize how much someone's family has to give up to help a child get started in racing. My father has given up so much to get my racing career going in the right direction. Earlier this year he took off work just to drive my motorhome to a race!"

LAST WEEKEND- After two laps of competition in the Federated Auto Parts 300, Matt McCall's Ford Fusion spun and made hard contact with the outside retaining wall resulting in a 34th-place finish.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers Stephen Leicht , Matt McCall