GAFFNEY, S.C. – Stephen Leicht, the 2012 NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year, will return to the NASCAR Xfinity Series to contest the full schedule with JD Motorsports with Gary Keller.
Leicht will drive the No. 01 Chevrolet Camaro SS for the team. It will be his first full season of NASCAR Xfinity Series competition since 2007.
“I’m super stoked about my opportunity to drive for Johnny Davis,” said Leicht. “He has competitive cars with smart people in his stable and I’m looking forward to seeing what the season brings.”
Leicht has one victory in NASCAR Xfinity Series competition, which came at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, Ky., in 2007. He’ll make his 100th series start at Daytona Int’l Speedway on Feb. 16.
“Stephen is a great talent to have in our arsenal this season at JD Motorsports,” said JD Motorsports owner Johnny Davis. “With his experience spanning nearly 10 years in the series, we are confident that he will be able to take care of his equipment, which as we all know is very important for family teams. I am genuinely looking forward to seeing how he can improve our operations this season with all the knowledge he brings to the team.”
Leicht’s longtime sponsor Jani-King has also joined JD Motorsports as an associate sponsor for the entire year.