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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Leicht's return to full-season Xfinity Series racing had its ups-and-downs last year. He piloted the No. 01 JDM Camaro to a surprising Top-5 finish at Daytona in the mid-summer, but he also netted seven DNF's along the way. Those disappointments really hampered Leicht's consistency. Still, the veteran driver grabbed nine Top-20 finishes and rounded out the season 18th in the final driver standings. It was a good enough effort to bring Leicht back for 2020. Sponsorship still remains an issue for this race team, and that's a concern heading into the new year. If they can secure enough dollars to race Leicht should give them quality starts on the race track each weekend.
Leicht made 17 starts last season, split between three different teams. With 13 total DNF's it was mainly a start-and-park effort for the veteran driver. His 2019 plans have not been announced as of late January, and it remains to be seen if Leicht will be racing in the upcoming campaign.
Made a handful of starts in 2017 with Obaika Racing. Was mostly a start-and-park effort. 2018 plans have not been announced.
The veteran driver Leicht is making a comeback after four years on the sidelines in NASCAR. He's made 76 starts in this division of NASCAR with one win and 16 Top-10 finishes to his credit. Leicht brings the experience and skill this small race team needs to race competitively. Obaika has only been in the Xfinity Series for the last two seasons, and featuring a whopping number of different drivers in their car. The stability and consistency that Leicht brings to the No. 77 team is a move in the right direction for success in a full-time schedule. However, the ability to crack the Top-20 on a consistent basis will be a challenge in this very competitive division of racing. Crew chief Carlos Contreras will hopefully be able to give him good cars and the guidance to perform well in his return to racing.
Leicht has not raced in NASCAR's top 3 divisions since 2012, and is assumed to be retired.
Leicht signed in late May 2012 with Circle Sport LLC to race in the No. 33 Chevrolet. His 2013 schedule is yet to be determined.
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Joins JP Motorsports
JP Motorsports is proud to announce Leicht will join the organization in 2018. The announcement comes just days after the team announced its formation and 2018 plans. Leicht will pilot the No. 55 Toyota Camry beginning at Daytona next month, JP Motorsports PR reports.
Circle Sport, LLC, announced that 2012 Rookie-of-the-Year Contender Leicht will drive the No. 33 Circle Sport Chevy this weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway in the debut effort for the Sprint Cup Series organization, Circle Sport PR reports.
Leicht will join Tommy Baldwin Racing for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway September 10th. As an extension of Pepsi Max's promotion with Golden Corral and TBR, Pepsi Max will adorn the hood of the No. 35 Pepsi Max Chevrolet piloted by Leicht, tommybaldwinracing.com reports.
Leicht was fastest in Happy Hour practice for the U.S. Cellular 250 Nationwide Series race at Iowa Speedway on Friday evening. He turned a fast lap of 134.598 mph.
Stephen Leicht: Start for RCR at Texas
Leicht will drive the No. 21 Prilosec Chevy for Richard Childress Racing in the O’Reilly Challenge held at Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday, RCR PR reports.