Landon Cassill to Run Full Time in #83 Car, Owned By Former TRG Director

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Landon Cassill to Run Full Time in #83 Car, Owned By Former TRG Director

Post by rightdrive1 on Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:32 pm

Landon Cassill is going racing at Daytona International Speedway with a new, yet-unnamed race team, at the wheel for a #83 Toyota purchased from the former Red Bull Racing team. In an exclusive interview with Sirius/XM NASCAR Radio's Sirius/XM Speedway with Dave Moody, Cassill said the team is preparing two cars for a full schedule of Sprint Cup Series racing, beginning with the Daytona 500. "We're going to announce a sponsor in the near future," said Cassill. "At this point, I can tell you that Doug Richert will be the crew chief, with (former Roush Fenway Racing executive) Harry McMullin serving as General Manager.
Multiple sources say Virginia resident and former TRG Motorsports minority partner Ron Devine is a leading player in the new ownership group. The team will reportedly be owned and sponsored by Devine and a group of his fellow Burger King franchisees. Cassill declined to speak specifically about the new owners, but confirmed they were involved with TRG Motorsports majority owner Kevin Buckler a year ago. "They broke away from TRG at the end of last year," said Cassill. "They want to go racing the right way and do it efficiently. They know what their goals are. They're going to be announcing the team name and our sponsorship information very soon. All I can say at this point is that they are investors. It'll be a company owned team from the sponsorship side of things." The team will operate out of the former Randy Moss Motorsports building in Statesville, NC, and will run with, with horsepower supplied by Triad Racing Technology.
"The guys are really hustling to get ready for Daytona," said Cassill, "and this will be my first time going into a season knowing there's a full-time ride with my name on door. I'm going to be locked into the Daytona 500 for the first time in my life, and that's an emotional deal for me." He confirmed that the team will field two cars in every race this season, beginning at Daytona. "They're working on signing the second driver right now, and there are some pretty good guys out there that still need a ride."
"This has been a tough deal to keep quiet," laughed Cassill. "They've had to make a lot of decisions before the story gets out and things begin to spin out of control. They've been working hard, 12-14 hours a day, seven days a week thrashing on things. Fortunately, Red Bull built really nice race cars that gave us a chance to pull things together quickly. A lot more is set in place than we can talk about yet, but the work is getting done. Cassill said he understands the team is behind the eight-ball at this point, and will need time to reach its full potential. "I think you'll see us shine 10-12 weeks into the season, once we get our feet underneath us," he said. "We need to establish a baseline on setups and find out what our cars and teams are capable of."(Sirius Speedway)
AND the AP's Jenna Fryer @JennaFryer is hearing Travis Kvapil could be second driver of the 2nd car [which was #4 with Kahne in 2011, but have heard it'll be #93](2-9-2012)"

Credit to Jayski. Pretty good team with two new cars. I guess that's another two cars onto the Daytona 500 entry list.

BTW Daytona 500 entry list coming out next week!
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Re: Landon Cassill to Run Full Time in #83 Car, Owned By Former TRG Director

Post by pepsibottle1 on Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:55 pm

The go or go home battle for each qualifying session is looking to be more exciting than the chase lol. What are we up to, 10 new full time teams? And who knows how many teams are attempting the 500. I'm ready for the fail!
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Re: Landon Cassill to Run Full Time in #83 Car, Owned By Former TRG Director

Post by BWard on Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:09 pm

I miss the Red Bull racing team. They were a very competitive team in NASCAR, but they just didn't have enough pace in 2011 despite Kasey Kahne winning at Phoenix.
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Re: Landon Cassill to Run Full Time in #83 Car, Owned By Former TRG Director

Post by flyingturns89 on Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:44 am

rightdrive1 wrote:BTW Daytona 500 entry list coming out next week!

Antman's came out like two and a half months ago. He updated the thing like 15 times, then just let it die due to massive trolling from the likes of Eric and others.


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Re: Landon Cassill to Run Full Time in #83 Car, Owned By Former TRG Director

Post by Alta on Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:51 am

flyingturns89 wrote:
rightdrive1 wrote:BTW Daytona 500 entry list coming out next week!

Antman's came out like two and a half months ago. He updated the thing like 15 times, then just let it die due to massive trolling from the likes of Eric.
Posted only once about being too early, If it's in January it's reasonable but right after the season had just ended, That's way to early.

Why don't you actually look at the thread before posting that assumption. Wink
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Post by flyingturns89 on Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:58 am

Alta wrote:
flyingturns89 wrote:
rightdrive1 wrote:BTW Daytona 500 entry list coming out next week!

Antman's came out like two and a half months ago. He updated the thing like 15 times, then just let it die due to massive trolling from the likes of Eric.
Posted only once about being too early, If it's in January it's reasonable but right after the season had just ended, That's way to early.

Why don't you actually look at the thread before posting that assumption. Wink

You were the one cracking out the Dufault jokes to prove something about Antman were you not?
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Re: Landon Cassill to Run Full Time in #83 Car, Owned By Former TRG Director

Post by day500champ1 on Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:11 am

flyingturns89 wrote:
Alta wrote:
flyingturns89 wrote:
rightdrive1 wrote:BTW Daytona 500 entry list coming out next week!

Antman's came out like two and a half months ago. He updated the thing like 15 times, then just let it die due to massive trolling from the likes of Eric.
Posted only once about being too early, If it's in January it's reasonable but right after the season had just ended, That's way to early.

Why don't you actually look at the thread before posting that assumption. Wink

You were the one cracking out the Dufault jokes to prove something about Antman were you not?

Kittens.
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Post by Alta on Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:16 am

flyingturns89 wrote:
Alta wrote:
flyingturns89 wrote:
rightdrive1 wrote:BTW Daytona 500 entry list coming out next week!

Antman's came out like two and a half months ago. He updated the thing like 15 times, then just let it die due to massive trolling from the likes of Eric.
Posted only once about being too early, If it's in January it's reasonable but right after the season had just ended, That's way to early.

Why don't you actually look at the thread before posting that assumption. Wink

You were the one cracking out the Dufault jokes to prove something about Antman were you not?
More like playing a fun little facebook joke. :/
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Re: Landon Cassill to Run Full Time in #83 Car, Owned By Former TRG Director

Post by BWard on Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:50 am

I had to say that Cassill is a very underrated driver, when he isn't. He could have a couple of decent runs this year.
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