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Circle Sport Racing to Field Two Cars at Pocono with Landon Cassill, Tony Raines

July 30th, 2013 at 2:03 AM
By Mark Eddinger

The Joe Falk owned Circle Sport Racing NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team has fielded the No. 33 Chevrolet this season except for when Richard Childress Racing uses the number for Austin Dillon. Last week that was the case at Indianapolis which led Falk to attempt the Brickyard 400 with a new car number for the team.

'Landon Cassill's car on grid, 2013 STP Gas Booster 500' photo (c) 2013, chayes_2014 - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Landon Cassill, the normal driver of Circle Sport's No. 33 Chevrolet was tasked with qualifying the No. 40 Interstate Moving Services Chevrolet in the top 36 in order to make the race since the car had no owner points. Cassill accomplished that on Saturday by qualifying in 29th. He then finished in 33rd three laps down.

The 24-year-old Cassill will again drive the No. 40 with sponsorship from Interstate Moving Services at Pocono Raceway this weekend. He will again have to qualify in the top 36 for the car not to go home as there are 44 cars on the entry list and the No. 40 is the lowest in owner points. The No. 40 will have support from Richard Childress Racing and ECR Engines for the race.

"It's our intention to run the No. 40 in select Sprint Cup races throughout the remainder of the 2013 season, and last weekend was a successful launch of that program with the Morrissettes and Interstate Moving Services." said Falk. "Landon did a great job locking the 40 car into the field with no owner points to fall back on, and we're taking that same car to Pocono this weekend with support from Interstate Moving Services, RCR and ECR, so we're confident that Landon will once again be able to qualify the car in the top 36…As long as we continue to see sponsor interest in the 40 program we will continue to field it and build that program."

Richard Childress Racing will not be using the No. 33 at Pocono so Joe Falk is going to run Tony Raines in that car. Raines competed in four races for Circle Sport Racing in the 2012 season. The 49-year-old driver has three top 10's in 169 career Cup races. The No. 33 team is currently 36th in owner points. It will be the first Sprint Cup Series race for Raines in 2013.

Tags: Circle Sport Racing, Interstate Moving Services, joe falk, landon cassill, Motorsports, NASCAR, Pocono Raceway, Sprint Cup Series, Tony Raines

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