ABOUT STEPHEN LEICHT

Stephen Leicht (born January 9, 1987) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He has over 150 feature event wins in Quarter-Midgets and go-karts, and was the 2012 NASCAR Rookie of the Year in the Sprint Cup Series. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 66 Toyota Supra for MBM Motorsports.

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.

At the age of 12, he began racing stock cars and got his GED to focus full-time on racing, and was named Motorsports Magazines 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.

In February 2019, it was announced that Leicht will drive the No. 01 full-time for JD Motorsports. After one season with JD, Leicht moved over to Carl Long’s MBM Motorsports No. 13 car for 2020.

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