When BK Racing opened its doors in February, it was a true fresh start. They team didn't have any prior notes or data to fall back on. Each track they've visited has been a first-time experience. So far, Landon Cassill, driver of the No. 83 Burger King/Dr Pepper car, has finished inside the top 25 on five occasions, including two 18th-place finishes. Cassill believes that more solid performances will come his way as the team develops consistency. He hopes this weekend's Lenox Industrial Tools 301 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway will reflect how far they've come since February and jumpstart the second half of the Sprint Cup season.
Cassill has competed in three Sprint Cup Series races at New Hampshire. His best finish was 26th, which came in 2011. In his lone Nationwide Series start in 2008, he scored the pole, but was derailed by a crash for a 34th-place finish.
Doug Richert, crew chief of the No. 83 team, has worked 17 races from atop the pit box at New Hampshire. Three starts have resulted in top fives. Four have been top 10s.
Comments from BK Racing Driver Landon Cassill heading into New Hampshire:
"At New Hampshire, you've got to have a car that will roll through the corners. It has to be nice and free through the turns. I think we'll be able to do that. We had some success at Phoenix and Richmond. We finished 20th at Richmond. We were running really well at Phoenix, but got taken out when another car spun us into the wall. I felt like our car was really strong through the center of the corners at both places. We've already talked about our setup for New Hampshire and it's similar to those two tracks and I think that will be able to play into our favor this weekend.
"We've come a long ways since the start of the year. We've shown that we can compete at this level. Obviously NASCAR is really tough and proven to be difficult, but we can do it. I think we've just got to keep going. We've shown that we can perform. We just need that consistency. Hopefully we can build some competitive results that are consistent week to week and that will give us a strong finish to the season. We've had solid pit stops and really good cars, all that it takes for good finishes. We just need to keep repeating those elements each week. We're getting steady in achieving that and have come a long way from the start of 2012."
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