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Stephen Leicht Excited to Return to XFINITY Series Thanks to Obaika Racing

Stephen Leicht will not give up on his racing dream. He was a personal trainer. He was even a car salesman. Whatever it took to make ends meet. But now, five years since his last NASCAR start, the 2012 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year has an opportunity. …

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2008 Bashas’ Supermarkets 200

*In a Nutshell:* Kyle Busch had the strongest car in the field, again. Kyle Busch led the most laps, again. Kyle Busch won the race, again. In what's becoming a running theme in the Nationwide Series this season, Busch led four times for 133 laps en route to his second consecutive win during the race Friday night. But he wasn't unchallenged; in fact, Busch held off a furious late race charge from Carl Edwards, who enjoyed his best Nationwide run of the season with a second place finish. However, it wasn't enough to slow down Busch, who won by a little over a quarter of a second; the victory marked his second consecutive win in this series at the Phoenix International Raceway.

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Nationwide Series Breakdown: 2008 Stater Brothers 300

*In a Nutshell*: The Nationwide Series played second fiddle to the Cup series on Monday afternoon, starting their race an hour after the big boys took the checkered flag. That meant that 12 drivers were running almost 700 miles thanks to the delay of the Cup race and the postponement of the Nationwide race. However, it didn't make much difference to Tony Stewart, who ran away with much of the event. Stewart started the race on the outside of the front row because qualifying was rained out and led the first 23 laps before relinquishing the lead to Morgan Shepherd. Yes, Morgan Shepherd. OK, it was on pit stops; but still, Morgan led a lap before he parked his car for the day. From that point on, Stewart regained the lead and wasn't headed except for pit stops. Kyle Busch looked like he might have had a shot at Stewart before the end of the race, but it was not meant to be as whenever Busch would get close, Stewart would just pull away again.

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