JeffGluck.com first reported it, now the team has since confirmed it, as Landon Cassill won’t be returning to Front Row Motorsports for the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season. Cassill, 28, is in his second year with the team.
Since joining FRM for the start of the 2016 Cup season, the Iowa native has a best finish of 11th with the team. That came in May of 2016 at the Talladega Superspeedway. Coincidentally enough, the series will race at the high banked 2.66-mile Alabama track this weekend. He will be making his 257th career Cup start in Sunday’s Alabama 500 (2 p.m. ET/NBC/MRN).
The best finish for Cassill with FRM this season was a 16th place effort in February’s Daytona 500.
“We’re thankful for the last two years having Landon as a teammate and an ambassador for our sponsors, and we’ll keep working hard with him and the No. 34 team for the best possible results the remainder of the 2017 season,’’ FRM said via a statement.”
Cassill, is a former Hendrick Motorsports development driver and has been searching for a top team to land since he’s joined the NASCAR ranks in 2007.
FRM hasn’t committed to who will be driving for them in 2018 though. They own three charters, the No. 34 Ford that Cassill currently drives, the No. 38 Ford which David Ragan is in and a lease one they sent to Tri-Star Motorsports with Cole Whitt.