MOORESVILLE, N.C. (July 11, 2013) – The No. 40 will once again compete on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series circuit when Landon Cassill pilots the joint effort for team owners Joe Falk and Mike Hillman. Beginning with the upcoming Brickyard 400, the No. 40 will run select Sprint Cup races throughout the remainder of the 2013 season.
Cassill, who has competed in 15 of the 18 Sprint Cup events this season for Circle Sport Racing in the No. 33 Chevrolet SS, will switch to the No. 40 with Austin Dillon scheduled to drive the No. 33 in the Brickyard 400.
“With ABC and ESPN picking up the Sprint Cup television broadcasts beginning with Indy, including three network primetime events, we felt the opportunity was right to field the No. 40 car at select venues for the remainder of the season,” Joe Falk said. “Mike Hillman has done a herculean task of getting our Gen-6 program up to speed with help from Landon and Richard Childress Racing, and it was a point of pride when Landon started alongside race-winner Tony Stewart at Dover earlier this season. We believe fielding the No. 40 allows companies looking at the sport that thought only a Truck or Nationwide sponsorship was in their budget to now have the opportunity to showcase their brands on the sport’s biggest stage.”
“Joe and I have worked together for a long time, and have been friends even longer, and when Austin wanted to run The Brickyard in the No. 33, we wanted to find a way to give Landon a chance to compete at Indianapolis as well as honor a commitment we made to him when he made the leap of faith to join us in the off-season,” Mike Hillman added. “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.”
“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,” said Cassill, who finished a season’s-best 22nd at Talladega Superspeedway. “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 our development as a race organization and allows us a chance to bring another sponsor into the sport.”
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series’ 20th running of the Brickyard 400 will be broadcast live on ESPN from Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday, July 28,with pre-race coverage beginning at 12:00 p.m. EDT.
Additional information about Circle Sport is available at: www.Circle-Sport.com, find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/CircleSport and follow the team on Twitter @JoeFalk33. Additional information about Hillman Racing is available at: www.HillmanRacing.com, find us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/HillmanRacing and follow the team on Twitter @Hillman_Racing. For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Kevin Radvany at (704) 658-1505.