Landon Cassill will race for Circle Sport in the July 28 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, but he won’t be in the familiar No. 33 he has driven for the organization in 15 races, so far, this season. Instead he will be in a second team car — the No. 40. Circle Sport, owned by Joe Falk and Mike Hillman, will field two cars, the No. 33 and the No. 40, in selected races throughout the remainder of the season. In Indianapolis, Cassill will move over to the No. 40, while Nationwide Series regular Austin Dillon drives the No. 33. Dillon has also already made starts in the No. 33 this year.
“I’m just excited to have the opportunity to go to Indy and compete in what has to be one of the biggest races of the season, probably right behind the Daytona 500,” Cassill said. “Joe and Mike have done everything this season to put a competitive car on the track, and we’ve not only shown up to the track each week, but we’ve shown up to compete. I want to be at the track each week, and running the No. 40 at Indy gives us the chance to continue or development as a race organization and allows us a chance to bring another sponsor into the sport.”
The decision to field two cars at Indianapolis came, at least somewhat, because of Dillon’s desire to compete in the race, while Circle Sport had the desire to honor a commitment made to Cassill during the offseason.
“The Cup team is now in its second year of full-time competition, and we believe we’ve made significant improvements to allow us to field the No. 40 entry, as well,” Hillman said.
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