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Cassill to Front Row Motorsports

Post by Tanrar on Thu Feb 02, 2012 1:05 pm

From Jayski:

Cassill will drive for Front Row at Daytona: Landon Cassill, the Iowa youngster who formerly was a Hendrick Motorsports development driver and made a bunch more fans in 2011 through his near-full season of work in James Finch's Phoenix Racing Chevrolet, has an opportunity for the Daytona 500 in a Ford. To kick off his own 2012, Cassill will drive a third Front Row Motorsports Ford later this month at Speedweeks. Cassill's #26 Fusion will have backing from Morristown Driver's Service, an over-the-road trucking company based in Tennessee. Owner Bob Jenkins' third car last year wore #55, but Michael Waltrip Racing took that number in conjunction with its sponsor, Aaron's 55th anniversary, for the 2012 season.(NASCAR.com)(2-2-2012)

Hopefully Cassill can make something happen with this opportunity. This could be his last chance to succeed in Cup.
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Post by JMac525 on Thu Feb 02, 2012 2:03 pm

I hope the best for him. He really didn't do too bad in that #51 last year.
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Post by PKligBKFan on Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:23 pm

So happy to hear this. Met Cassill in September in Chicago. Truly is a great driver and a really great person on top of that.
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Post by Tanrar on Thu Feb 02, 2012 4:34 pm

PKligBKFan wrote:So happy to hear this. Met Cassill in September in Chicago. Truly is a great driver and a really great person on top of that.

^ This.

I personally didn't want to see him replaced by that RAEGaholic Kurt Busch.
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Post by rightdrive1 on Thu Feb 02, 2012 6:33 pm

Cassill has a future in NASCAR. It's just that none of the top-tier teams will recognize him as a good driver. I think he would make a great addition as Roush's or Childress' 4th teams. Heck, it would be great if he got hired to drive Front Row's 3rd car full time instead of just a one race deal. Front Row ran 3 cars full time in 2010 and most of 2011.
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Post by flyingturns89 on Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:19 pm

Just announced that the deal is off. Cassill apparently called Front Row and said he couldn't do it. Front Row officials said they had a clause in the deal where if Cassill found a full time ride he could get out of the deal, so maybe a full time run?
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Post by PKligBKFan on Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:33 pm

From what I heard, he is expected to make a new announcement tomorrow.
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Post by AntmanB on Sat Feb 04, 2012 5:34 pm

UPDATE: The story has been updated: Thursday morning, [Cassill] let Front Row general manager Jerry Freeze know he couldn't do it. "We gave [Cassill] an out if he got a full-time racing deal," Freeze said. "And it sounds like he has one. No idea on who we'll get for now."(2-2-2012)
UPDATE 2: If the NASCAR tea leaves are true, Cassill may race for the new ownership group that purchased the assets from Red Bull Racing and has set up shop in the old Randy Moss/Morgan Dollar Motorsports building in Statesville, N.C. Front Row Motorsports General Manager Jerry Friese said FRM intends to run three cars in the Daytona 500 and expects to name a driver that will join David Gilliland and David Ragan next week. The short list likely includes Travis Kvapil and Tony Raines. Both drivers have raced for the organization before.(Fox Sports)(2-3-2012)
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