Cassill Gets Four-Race Gig with JR Motorsports

Jim BobCorrespondent IApril 2, 2010

LAS VEGAS - FEBRUARY 27: Danica Patrick, driver of the #7 Chevrolet, races Shelby Howard, driver of the #70 ForeTravel Motorcoach Chevrolet, during the NASCAR Nationwide Series Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on February 27, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images for NASCAR)
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Landon Cassill will be joining JR Motorsports for four races in the No. 7 Chevrolet starting with next week’s race at Phoenix International Raceway, the team announced today. Cassill drove for JR Motorsports in 16 races in 2008—the same year in which he won the Raybestos Rookie of the Year Award in the Nationwide Series.

Cassill’s effort at Phoenix will be sponsored by Sponsorship for the other three races, scheduled for the spring events at Texas, Talladega and Richmond are still to be determined.

“Landon is a familiar face at JR Motorsports, and it is with great pleasure that we welcome him back to drive our No. 7 Chevrolets these next few weeks,” Kelley Earnhardt, vice president and general manager of JR Motorsports, said. “We are committed to keeping this No. 7 team racing as long as possible, because with Tony Eury Jr. and an extremely dedicated group of employees, this team is too good to not be at the race track. We are fortunate to have on board at Phoenix. I know it’s a big deal to have represented there, because the Valley is home to Bob Parsons and the team. They are great partners.”

Cassill is at the track this weekend at Nashville to be reacquainted with the team. Cassill hasn’t raced in the Nationwide Series since Oct. 24, 2009 at Memphis Motorsports Park with Phoenix Racing. In all, Cassill has 26 starts in the Nationwide Series, posting six top-ten finishes and one pole—at New Hampshire with JR Motorsports.

The Fairfax, Ia. native also has recorded eight starts in the Camping World Truck Series, in which he has accrued one top-five and three top-ten finishes.

Scott Wimmer is in the No. 7 Army Wives Chevrolet this weekend at Nashville, completing his two-race commitment with the popular Lifetime television series.

Danica Patrick is scheduled to be in the car for ten more races this season.