Brad Leighton

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Brad Leighton
Nationality American
Born (1962-06-12) June 12, 1962 (age 57)
Center Harbor, New Hampshire, United States
NASCAR Busch North Series
Years active1995–2009
Starts164
Wins24
Poles5
Best finish1st in 1999–2000
Championship titles
1999–2000NASCAR Busch North Series
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
5 races run over 2 years
Best finish100th (1997)
First race1997 United States Cellular 200 (Loudon)
Last race1999 Kroger 200 (IRP)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0

Brad Leighton (born June 12, 1962) is a former NASCAR driver. He competed in five career Busch Series events in his career.

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[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Busch Series[edit]

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 NBSC Pts
1997 Labonte Motorsports 5 Chevy DAY CAR RCH ATL LVS DAR HCY TEX BRI NSV TAL NHA
27
NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAL CAR HOM 100th 79
1999 BACE Motorsports 33 Chevy DAY CAR LVS ATL DAR TEX NSV BRI TAL CAL NHA RCH NZH
34
CLT DOV SBO GLN
43
MLW
37
MYB PPR GTY IRP
36
MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR MEM PHO HOM 108th 107

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mike Stefanik
NASCAR Busch North Series champion
1999, 2000
Succeeded by
Mike Olsen
Preceded by
Mike Rowe
American-Canadian Tour champion
1995
Succeeded by
Series ended