Originally written on Start 'N' Park Blog  |  Last updated 11/5/14

Statesville, N.C. – Landon Cassill has taken the No. 83 Burger King/Dr Pepper team to new heights. Cassill’s performance last week at Richmond marked his second-consecutive top-20 finish. It was also the team’s fifth-straight top-25. It is the first time that the No. 83 team achieved either of those feats. He’ll be looking to continue the hot streak in this week’s Geico 400 at Chicagoland Speedway.

Cassill only has two Cup Series starts at Chicagoland. His best finish is 30th, which he scored last season. In Nationwide Series competition, he has two starts. His best performance came in 2008, when he finished 10th. Cassill’s best finishes of 2012 came at intermediate tracks. He had 18th-place runs at Michigan and Charlotte.

Doug Richert, crew chief of the No. 83 team, has called five Cup Series races at Chicagoland. He has a pair of 11th-place finishes to his credit. Three of his performances have netted top-20 finishes.

Comments from BK Racing driver Landon Cassill heading into Chicago: “We’ve been on a roll the past few weeks. Our team has two-straight top-20 finishes. We’ve finished in the top 25 the last five weeks. It’s awesome to see everyone’s hard work paying off. When we started in February, we knew it was going to be a tough road ahead, but we’ve given it 100 percent each week. It’s all starting to take shape. Our cars are getting faster and handling better. Our finishes are improving. It’s hard to believe how much the Burger King/Dr Pepper team has already accomplished this season. Hopefully we’ll show improvement each race until we hit Homestead.

“Chicago is a great track. It’s really wide and the banking is the same in all four corners. The backstretch has a bend to it, so you’re basically on the gas and turning the wheel the entire way around the track. It’s fun and there’s always some good side-by-side action for the fans.

“We’ve been pretty good at the intermediate tracks this season. We just finished 20th at Atlanta. My best finishes this season were at Charlotte and Michigan (18th place), so I’m excited about going to another intermediate track. Our program has shown a lot of progress in that department and I know we can leave Chicago with a solid run.”


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