Landon Cassill may have moved on from his firing from NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team BK Racing to drive the No. 33 Chevrolet for Circle Sport, but the driver feels he has some unfinished business with his former team.
Cassill is suing BK Racing, the team for which he drove during the 2012 Sprint Cup Series season, for $205,000 in unpaid winnings and other fees he claims he is owed.
“I really hated to go the legal route but at the end of the day I’m ultimately asking to be paid what I earned last season,” Cassill said in a statement. “I was excited to race for BK in 2013 and was disappointed when my contract was not renewed for this season.”
According to a recent report in the Sporting News, Cassill is also suing for an addition undisclosed amount for not being notified until January that he would not be racing for BK Racing in 2013. The driver believes that the organization waiting so late to notify him to intentionally make it hard for him to find a new team for which to drive this season.
Cassill finished the 2012 season 31st in the championship points standings while driving for BK Racing. He did not race in the season-opening Daytona 500 in February, as he was still searching for a ride at that time. He was hired by Circle Sport at the end of February and began his season with the second race on the schedule at Phoenix International Raceway in early March.
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