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Leicht to run Cup race at Richmond for TBR

August 16, 2011, Team Release,

MOORESVILLE, N.C. -- Stephen Leicht will join Tommy Baldwin Racing for the Sprint Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Sept. 10. As an extension of Pepsi Max's promotion with Golden Corral and TBR, Pepsi Max will adorn the hood of the No. 35 Chevrolet driven by Leicht.

Leicht made his NASCAR debut in 2005 in the Nationwide Series. He made 71 starts in the series while driving for Yates Racing and Richard Childress Racing. The Asheville, N.C., native scored his only victory in the 2007 Nationwide race at Kentucky while driving for Yates Racing. That same year, he finished seventh in the Nationwide points standings. In his 71 starts, Leicht collected three top-five and 16 top-10 finishes. The 24-year-old also made a start in the Cup race at Pocono with Yates Racing. He started 36th and finished 33rd.

"I've always watched Stephen's career," TBR owner Tommy Baldwin said. "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," Leicht said. "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."

Leicht will get behind the wheel of a TBR Chevrolet on Wednesday to test at Gresham Motorsports Park in preparation for his debut.