Landon Cassill Tag

By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – One week removed from spinning across the infield of Charlotte Motor Speedway, Daniel Suarez topped the charts for the second practice. Suarez’s No. 41 Coca-Cola Ford Mustang was on track for a total of 49 laps. His car carrying the colors of the Coca-Cola 600, he ran a 29.647 second, 182.143 MPH lap. In comparison, the time that the Stewart-Haas Racing driver set was over two tenths off the pole speed set by William Byron on Spectrum Pole Night. Defending race winnerRead More
By Seth Eggert, NASCAR Correspondent CONCORD, N.C. – Richard Childress Racing’s Tyler Reddick topped both of the NASCAR Xfinity Series practice sessions at Charlotte Motor Speedway. In the first practice for the Alsco 300, Reddick’s No. 2 TAME the BEAST Chevrolet Camaro SS ran a lap 30.000 seconds at 180.000 MPH. Cole Custer was 0.082 seconds behind after he ran a lap of 179.502 MPH. Rounding out the top five in the first practice were Austin Cindric, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Austin Dillon, and John Hunter Nemechek. InRead More
By Reid Spencer, NASCAR Wire Service TALLADEGA, Ala. – Tyler Reddick overcame a pit road speeding penalty and damage to the right side of his No. 2 Chevrolet to win Saturday’s MoneyLion 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. With the right side of his Richard Childress Racing Chevy heavily taped after a brush with the outside wall, Reddick crossed the finish line at the end of a two-lap closing dash .127 seconds ahead of runner-up Gray Gaulding, who drove his No. 08 Chevrolet to the first top-10 finishRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Modern day superspeedway racing has gained the stigma of being a crap shoot style of competition and a trend fans have grown to be accustomed of watching, particularly the past two Daytona 500s. Whether it’s the addition of stage racing or drivers being impatient, everyone has an opinion regarding the matter, but one thing is certain. Sunday’s Daytona 500 is the final race of the old package, but the concern of becoming victims of being collected in the big one still loomsRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor Editor’s note: Motorsports Tribune will be previewing the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season for the full-time drivers in the series leading into February’s 61st annual running of the Daytona 500. Age: 29 Years in Cup: Nine Career Wins: Zero Landon Cassill has been a journeyman driver throughout his career in NASCAR, starting out with promise in the Hendrick Motorsports stable as a development driver and bouncing around through different organizations in the years since. After finding himself on the sidelines at the start of theRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer StarCom Racing confirmed Monday that they’ve purchased a Charter previously held by Richard Childress Racing’s defunct No. 27 team, and have extended their partnership with Landon Cassill, who will run the No. 00 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series in 2019. Fresh off their first full season, SCR has recently acquired a new 20,000 square foot home in Salisbury, NC to operate their program, and will be powered by ECR Engines in an attempt to have more horsepower in Cassill’s carRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer It’s the 26th and final race of the regular season. Three full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series regulars have combined to score 10 victories. The Xfinity Series returns Las Vegas Motor Speedway for the second time this season. The battle to make the Playoffs, battle for the Regular Season Championship, and stage racing are just some of the storylines heading into the 26th race of the season. Coverage for the DC Solar 300 is scheduled to start Saturday at 5:00 p.m. ET. Las Vegas has been on the Xfinity SeriesRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer There won’t be a playoff berth four-peat for the soon-to-be departing Chip Ganassi Racing driver Jamie McMurray. Needing a win to make the playoffs, McMurray was on the cusp of stealing a win, running inside the top-five, but had to settle for seventh in Monday’s Big Machine Vodka at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the highest among drivers who failed to qualify for the postseason. The regular season finale saw its turning point on Lap 145 when McMurray stayed out for valuable track position, afterRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer While most teams will simply a throwback paint scheme during the Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway, Landon Cassill and JD Motorsports with Gary Keller will go one step further. The current Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver will return to his former NASCAR Xfinity Series team for the Sports Clips Haircuts VFW 200. Cassill last competed for JDM in the 2015 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. During his three-year tenure with JDM, the 28-year-old earned five of the teams’ 37 Top-10 finishes to date. Cassill’sRead More
By David Morgan, NASCAR Editor After a stirring duel for the win in the spring 2012 race at Kansas Speedway, the track underwent a massive reconfiguration that was completed by the time the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series returned to the track in October. With the facelift, the track turned from a tame 1.5 miler to a treacherous beast that did its best to chew up and spit out as many race cars as possible in its opening weekend. Mark Martin and Aric Almirola would be the two cars to getRead More