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NASCAR Cup: Landon Cassill out at Front Row Motorsports

Landon Cassill (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

Landon Cassill (photo courtesy of Getty Images for NASCAR)

By AMANDA VINCENT

According to a report from NASCAR writer Jeff Gluck, Landon Cassill was told Monday that he would not continue with Front Row Motorsports as driver of the No. 34 Ford in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Cassill told Gluck in a phone call Tuesday that he was not told why he was relieved of his driving duties with the team, effective at the end of the season, other than the team is making “radical changes.”

“I’m kind of excited to see what doors open up for me,” Cassill told Gluck. “I have a unique resume in this sport right now. I think my youth is what kind of helps stay plugged in on a social side and off-track side, and then, I just have a tremendous amount of experience in the Cup Series, maybe not having the limelight of a top-notch team, but I’d like to work myself into one of those scenarios where I can showcase what I’ve learned.”

Front Row Motorsports also fields a No. 38 Ford for David Ragan.

Casill had 253-career starts in the Cup Series and has been racing in the series full-time since 2011, following a partial season in 2010. He has one-career top-five — a fourth in 2014 at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway. That finish also is his only top-10.

Cassill is in his second season with Front Row Motorsports, moving from the team’s No. 38 Ford to its No. 34 Ford prior to the current season. Cassill heads into Sunday’s race at Talladega, the 31st race of the 36-race season, 32nd in the points standings.

Cassill previously raced for teams including Phoenix Racing, Circle Sport and Germain Racing in the Cup Series.

Casill entered the NASCAR national scene as a developmental driver for Hendrick Motorsports and drove for JR Motorsports in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. He also has driven for car owners including James Finch, Johnny Davis and Robby Benton in that series. In all, Cassill had 118-career starts in the Xfinity Series, resulting one top-five — a second at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway for Finch in 2011 — and 12 top-10 finishes.

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