Part-time ride for Leicht better than no ride at all

A part-time ride in the Nationwide Series is better than no ride at all if you're rising star Stephen Leicht, writes Mark Ashenfelter.

Updated: January 28, 2008, 5:09 PM ET
By Mark Ashenfelter | ESPN.com

Stephen Leicht hopes a little bit now goes a long way in the future. Richard Childress is feeling the same way.

As of now, Leicht -- out of a Nationwide Series ride since Robert Yates Racing transformed into Yates Racing and opted to concentrate on its Sprint Cup program -- is signed up to run just a pair of events for Richard Childress Racing this season. That could change, contingent upon finding additional sponsorship for the No. 21 Chevrolet that will feature Bobby Labonte ...

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