Landon Cassill has big expectations heading back to Daytona International Speedway following his 12th-place finish in the season-opening Daytona 500. He followed up that attention-grabbing performance with an impressive 11th-place finish in the season’s second restrictor-plate race at Talladega Superspeedway piloting that same race car. The only change this time around is a fresh coat of paint and new sponsor decals as Cassill will pilot the No. 40 Newton Building Supplies Chevrolet SS in Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 under the lights at Daytona.
“We’re fortunate that in the first two restrictor-plate races, we had a really good car and we were in the right places at the right time,” said Landon Cassill, who posted a Sprint Cup Series career-best 11th-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway in May. “The superspeedway races are the great equalizer and any one of the 43 cars in the field has a chance to win and secure a spot in The Chase. Mike Hillman has gone the extra mile this year and secured ECR engines for all of the restrictor-plate races, and I’m confident heading into the weekend that the Newtown Building Supplies Chevrolet will be able to run at the front of the pack. This is same car we raced at Daytona and Talladega, and besides some touch-up and cosmetic work, we haven’t had to do anything else to this car except change the decals.”
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