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Leicht Returns to Full-Time XFINITY Competition

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For the first time in 10 years, Stephen Leicht will run the full NASCAR XFINITY Series schedule, set to drive the No. 55 Toyota Camry for JP Motorsports.

“We are excited to welcome Stephen Leicht to the family,” said team owners Phyllis and Jerry Hattaway. “Stephen (Leicht) has proved himself in the XFINITY Series in the past and we are really looking forward to giving him an opportunity to build on that success.”

The 31-year-old made six starts in the XFINITY Series last year, with a season-best 35th at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Leicht is no stranger to success, though, scoring seven top-10’s, including a vicftory at Kentucky Speedway, in 2007 for Robert Yates Racing.

“I’m extremely excited and honored,” said Leicht. “I’ve been searching for a long time to find a way back into this sport on a full-time basis and this is the first opportunity I’ve had to do that in over 10 years. I can’t thank Jerry and Phyllis Hattaway along with Jason Houghtaling enough for believing in me and giving me this opportunity. I will be giving them 110% on and off the track at all times. I can’t wait to get started.”

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Ashley McCubbin

Currently the Executive Editor for Popular Speed, Ashley McCubbin also runs Short Track Musings, while handling media relations for OSCAAR. Currently living in Bradford, Ontario, she spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area taking photos.