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|Born||June 12, 1962|
Center Harbor, New Hampshire, United States
|NASCAR Busch North Series|
|Best finish||1st in 1999–2000|
|1999–2000||NASCAR Busch North Series|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|5 races run over 2 years|
|Best finish||100th (1997)|
|First race||1997 United States Cellular 200 (Loudon)|
|Last race||1999 Kroger 200 (IRP)|
Leighton made his career debut at New Hampshire International Speedway in May 1997, running the #5 Chevy owned by Terry Labonte. He started the race in 30th and only managed to move to 27th by the end of the day after a late crash. However, Leighton did lead one lap—an impressive stat in his first career start.
In 1999, Leighton made four more starts, all for BACE Motorsports. In his season debut, he finished 34th at Nazareth Speedway despite fatigue. He was last at Watkins Glen due to transmission failure, 37th at Milwaukee and 36th at IRP. Not only was Milwaukee the only race he finished in 1999, it was the site of his best career start, at 23rd.
Leighton's poor results, however, led to his lack of a ride for 2000, and he has not raced in the Busch Series since. He however had had a productive career in the Busch North Series, winning back-to-back championships in 1999 and 2000.
Motorsports career results
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
|NASCAR Busch Series results|
- Brad Leighton driver statistics at Racing-Reference
| NASCAR Busch North Series champion
| American-Canadian Tour champion