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Circle Sport Merges With Leavine Family Racing, Plans Full Season


Leavine Family Racing has merged with Circle Sport for the 2016 season after Joe Falk became an investor in the team. LFR will acquire the Circle Sport team’s owner points from 2015 .

The team will run the full 36 race Sprint Cup Schedule, something Leavine Family Racing hasn’t done since joining the top ranks in 2011. Thrivent Financial will also return as a sponsor and Michael McDowell will drive for the newly formed collaboration.

The team will also switch to Chevrolet with a technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing. There is also speculation that RCR XFINITY Series driver and Richard Childress grandson Ty Dillon may be with the team for a few races in the 95 car as part of the alliance, but this has not been confirmed yet.