With less than a month until the start of the 2013 NASCAR season, Landon Cassill is on the hunt for a new opportunity.
After racing the entire 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with the then debuting BK Racing team, Cassill will not return to the team in the upcoming 2013 season. On Wednesday the Associated Press reported that Cassill has decided to leave the team in search of other opportunities in NASCAR.
Cassill told the AP that his decision to leave the team close to the season opener at Daytona was hard but he chose to leave due to terms from his 2012 contract having not been fulfilled. Since those terms were not met Cassill was unable to agree for a deal in 2013.
“This is a tough decision but with one month before the Daytona 500 I have no other option but to leave the No.83 BK Racing Toyota and pursue other opportunities,” said Cassill to the AP. “We simply could not close out our 2012 agreement and complete an agreement for 2013. I am motivated and driven to find a new opportunity in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.”
During his time with BK Racing Cassill averaged a 27th place finish after racing a full-time schedule. At the end of the year he finished 31st in the point standings. He joined BK Racing after the team purchased the assets of the now defunct Red Bull Racing. Prior to BK Racing, Cassill raced with Phoenix Racing in the 2011 Cup season.
Cassill now joins a list of drivers who are still on the search for a new ride in NASCAR. With less than a month until the start of the new season, it might be hard for him to find a new team on short notice, especially in the Cup Series. He might have a opportunity within the rest of NASCAR’s series but only time will tell.