Landon Cassill has a ride after starting the 2018 NASCAR season on the sidelines. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran has been named to drive the No. 00 Chevrolet for StarCom Racing this weekend at Martinsville Speedway.
The announcement comes after Jeffrey Earnhardt announced via Facebook Sunday night he’s parted ways with the team after the first five races. Now, Cassill will run at Martinsville and Texas while Starcom evaluates its long-term plans.
Cassill spent the previous two seasons of his Cup career with Front Row Motorsports. He has 259 career MENCS starts, scoring a career-best fourth-place finish at Talladega Superspeedway in 2014.
Cassill will also bring along the United States First Responders Association as primary sponsor for the next two events.
“I love working with new teams. I feel like that is one of my strengths,” the driver said in a statement Monday afternoon. “StarCom Racing looks like they are in it for the long haul, and I am thrilled to be a part of it.”
“StarCom Racing was privileged to acquire a new partnership with USFRA and Landon Cassill behind the wheel,” added team manager Derrike Cope. “I’m optimistic that his knowledge and experience will only help our efforts as well as the growth of our team.”
Cassill was replaced during the offseason at Front Row Motorsports by Michael McDowell. Sunday will mark Cassill’s first start of the 2018 season in any of NASCAR’s top three divisions.
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— landon cassill (@landoncassill) March 19, 2018
— StarCom Racing (@StarcomRacing) March 19, 2018