Tommy Baldwin Racing announced that Stephen Leicht will run the team’s No. 35 Pepsi Max Chevy in the Wonderful Pistachios 400 at Richmond International Raceway in September. He will test at Gresham Motorsports Park in preparation for the event.
Leicht has made 71 starts in the Nationwide Series and one start in the Sprint Cup Series. He won one Nationwide race in 2007 at Kentucky Speedway while driving for Yates Racing.
TBR owner Tommy Baldwin said:
I’ve always watched Stephen’s career. He did really well when we tested a Cup car together, and I was really impressed. The opportunity came up, and we needed to fill the seat. I thought this was the perfect opportunity to give Stephen a shot at racing in the Cup series.
I’m very excited to be working with Tommy Baldwin Racing. I’ve known Tommy since back when I raced with Robert Yates Racing in 2007, and I’m really looking forward to this opportunity to compete in the Cup series.