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Landon Cassill Picks up Sprint Cup Series Ride with Circle Sport

February 27th, 2013 at 7:46 PM
By Mark Eddinger

During the offseason Landon Cassill decided to part ways with BK Racing where he raced the full 2012 Sprint Cup Series in the No. 83 Toyota. Cassill did not find a ride for the Daytona 500 but on Wednesday it was announced that he has a ride with Circle Sport, LLC.

'Landon Cassill' photo (c) 2010, Mike Kalasnik - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

He will pilot the No. 33 Circle Sport entry this weekend at Phoenix International Raceway. The entry will have sponsorship on the Chevrolet SS from Moon Shine Wildfire Camo for the Subway Fresh Fit 500 on Sunday.

“I’m looking forward to the challenge of helping advance Circle Sport to the next level of competition in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series,” Cassill said.  “I have been a part of and understand what it takes for an upstart organization to compete in the Cup Series.  They have an established relationship with RCR (Richard Childress Racing) that I believe will help us, and with the right marketing partners – a company that wants to grow their involvement in the sport – I believe we have just the right opportunity for them with the No. 33 Chevrolet.”

It looks as if Cassill will be the driver for Circle Sport in the No. 33 every week they race under the Circle Sport banner. The No. 33 was used by Richard Childress Racing to field a car for Austin Dillon in the Daytona 500 with Joe Falk listed as the owner. Dillon has some more races scheduled in the No. 33 later this year.

Joe Falk is the owner of the Circle Sport team, which is in its second year as an organization. In 2012 the team competed in 20 races. Austin Dillon raced at Michigan, Tony Raines in two races, Cole Whitt in two races, and Stephen Leicht raced 15 times on his way to winning the Rookie of the Year honors. The team start-and-parked in most events.

“I have watched Landon progress as a race car driver, and it was his qualifying efforts in our Cup car in 2010 and 2011 that caught the eye of James Finch and earned him his first big break in NASCAR’s premier series,” Falk said.  “Landon has a tremendous amount of potential and we believe we’re building a program that will allow him to showcase his talents.  He has driven for the likes of Hendrick Motorsports and Dale Earnhardt Jr., and we feel that his experience will help our transition to the new Gen-6 race car.  As we continue to build our program, we are still actively seeking marketing partners that want to grow with us and reach NASCAR’s 75 million fans through our various price points and sponsorship options.” 

The 23-year old Cassill has 84 career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starts to his credit over the past three seasons and an average finish of 30.3 over that time.

Tags: Austin Dillon, daytona 500, joe falk, landon cassill, Moon Shine Wildfire Camo, Motorsports, NASCAR, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Phoenix International Raceway, Richard Childress Racing, Sprint Cup Series, Subway Fresh Fit 500

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