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Stephen Leicht (born January 9, 1987 in Asheville, North Carolina) is an American stock car driver. He is a member of Robert Yates Racing's Driver development program. Leicht shares a ride in Yates' #90 Citifinancial Ford Fusion in the NASCAR Busch Series with Elliott Sadler and fellow Yates development driver Matt McCall. He has over 150 feature event wins in quarter midgets and go-karts.

When he was seven years old, he began racing quarter midgets, and began advancing into go-karts. At the age of 11, Leicht was participating in the Go Kart Nationals, when he collided with the flag stand and was sent flying from his racecar. He suffered a burst spleen as a result of the accident, and was kept out of racing for six months.

Early racing careerEdit

At the age of 12, he began racing stock cars, and got his GED to focus full-time on racing, and was named Motorsports Magazine''s Rising Star of the Year in 2000. At the age of 15, he ran his first full year in the American Racing Association, and was named Rookie of the Year.

Regional and national driverEdit

In 2005, he collected five wins en route to winning the national championship in the American Speed Association's Late Model series for WalTom Racing. He won both races that he attempted in the American StockCar League. He finished first or second in thirteen of sixteen events that entered between the two series. He started eighth in his Busch series debut at Memphis Motorsports Park, and finished thirteenth. He ran another race at Phoenix, starting seventeenth and finishing ninteenth.

In 2006, Leicht will run ARCA RE/MAX Series events for Yates Racing and WalTom Racing. He earned his first career ARCA series win in his second career start at Nashville Superspeedway in April. [1] He has made four Busch series starts in 2006, posting two top-ten qualifying efforts.

His family owns[New Ashville Speedway.

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