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Landon Cassill Will Not Return to Front Row Motorsports



Made public on Tuesday, driver Landon Cassill will not return to Front Row Motorsports in 2018. The driver of the 34 Love’s Travel Stops Ford has 3 top-20 finishes in 2017, as well as 12 laps led and is 32nd in points.

2017 was Cassill’s first season at FRM, he replaced Chris Buescher in the 34 car, as Buescher moved to JTG Daugherty Racing. Cassill’s teammate this season was David Ragan, in the 38 car.

This silly season just got slightly more complicated. With this news, Cassill is now on the lengthy list of free agent drivers for 2018. This list includes Matt Kenseth, Kurt Busch, Danica Patrick, and Aric Almirola.

There is no word yet on Cassill’s future plans or his replacement driver. Previous rumors had Danica Patrick potentially going to FRM in the 38 car. However, nothing is confirmed as of yet.

Landon Cassill had the following reaction to this news. “I think it’s definitely upsetting, I think I did a good job for the team and for my sponsors. I certainly work hard for everyone, but it is the business, it is how the sport goes. It’s definitely a challenging time in the sport for these teams and drivers and sponsors. It’s definitely tough, but I’ve been through this before. It seems like my work ethic and my ability to work with these teams has always kind of carried me.

Landon’s wife is expecting their second child next week. He currently has no sponsors for a new ride but has had offers, according to reports.

Landon Cassill’s Career

Cassill has been a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver since 2010. He has made 253 career starts, yet is only 28 years old. Cassill has the unique situation of being a ‘millennial’ yet an established Cup Series veteran. His best career finish in points was 29th in 2016.

In conclusion, the NASCAR silly season seems to be never-ending. A shocking amount of drivers are on the outside looking in for next season, with few competitive rides available. Drivers such as Gordon, Stewart, Earnhardt Jr., and Edwards are all retired. NASCAR is definitely undergoing a major transition, with the changing of the guard for the stars of the sport. The youth movement is here, and with it a new crop of talented drivers will win races and championships.