KENTUCKY SPEEDWAY FANS “REALLY COOL” SAYS NASCAR NATIONWIDE DRIVER STEPHEN LEICHT
NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Stephen Leight gets “really pumped” when racing at Kentucky Speedway. Leicht said it is “really cool” to race in front of a sold-out, enthusiastic crowd of appreciative race fans at Kentucky Speedway. His record at the one and a half mile Sparta track supports those comments as he won the race in 2007 with Robert Yates Racing. His win followed extensive testing at the speedway in his only year to race a full schedule in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Leight said his experience on the track definitely gives him an edge for the upcoming race and his confidence is “sky high.”
Leicht shares seat time in the Nationwide Series Holiday Inn/Holiday Inn Express Chevrolet with Richard Childress Racing teammates and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regulars Jeff Burton and Clint Bowyer, the 2008 series champion. He expects to compete in thirteen Nationwide Series races this year and has already raced ARCA at Daytona and Nashville. He hopes to finish strong this year and run the full Nationwide Series schedule next year.
Leicht’s varied interests keep him busy and fit. They include basketball, bowling and golf. He also has worked in some Late Model and ASA races. His earlier, developmental racing started at age six in go karts with stock cars at age twelve, plus Late Models and ASA between the ages of twelve and seventeen. His many achievements include an ASA Championship.
While Leicht is expected to be competitive, the competition at Kentucky Speedway will be tough. Let’s start with Kyle Bush and Carl Edwards. Add
Brad Keselowski, Joey Lagono, Brad Coleman and Ricky Stenhouse, Jr. Select several others including some Sprint Cup drivers. We still may miss the winner. Throw in 200 laps for 300 miles. It’s the “Meijer 300 Presented by Ritz” and you can get it all for $25. Come early for the free concert. And, if you prefer, purchase a spot in the infield and get really close to the action. View the following paragraph from Kentucky Speedway for ticket options:
The second of four 2009 speedway event weekends opens Friday, June 12 at
5:00 p.m., when NASCAR Nationwide Series drivers take to the 1.5-mile
tri-oval track for the first of two practice sessions. Practice concludes at
8:00 p.m. All Friday tickets are $20 in advance and include infield access.
Children age 12 and younger will be admitted free.
Ron Singleton, LuvRacin.com, firstname.lastname@example.org