NASCAR Cup
NASCAR Cup
17 May
-
17 May
Event finished
20 May
-
20 May
Event finished
23 May
-
24 May
Event finished
27 May
-
28 May
Event finished
31 May
-
31 May
Event finished
07 Jun
-
07 Jun
Event finished
10 Jun
-
10 Jun
Event finished
14 Jun
-
14 Jun
Event finished
21 Jun
-
21 Jun
Event finished
27 Jun
-
27 Jun
Event finished
28 Jun
-
28 Jun
Event finished
05 Jul
-
05 Jul
Event finished
R
Kentucky
12 Jul
-
12 Jul
Next event in
5 days
R
02 Aug
-
02 Aug
Next event in
26 days
R
Michigan II
07 Aug
-
09 Aug
Next event in
31 days
R
Watkins Glen
14 Aug
-
16 Aug
Next event in
38 days
R
Dover II
21 Aug
-
23 Aug
Next event in
45 days
R
Daytona II
27 Aug
-
29 Aug
Next event in
51 days
R
Darlington III
06 Sep
-
06 Sep
Next event in
61 days
R
Richmond II
10 Sep
-
12 Sep
Next event in
65 days
R
Bristol II
17 Sep
-
19 Sep
Next event in
72 days
R
Las Vegas II
25 Sep
-
27 Sep
Next event in
80 days
R
Talladega II
02 Oct
-
04 Oct
Next event in
87 days
R
Charlotte III
09 Oct
-
11 Oct
Next event in
94 days
R
Kansas II
16 Oct
-
18 Oct
Next event in
101 days
R
Texas II
23 Oct
-
25 Oct
Next event in
108 days
R
Martinsville II
30 Oct
-
01 Nov
Next event in
115 days
R
Phoenix II
06 Nov
-
08 Nov
Next event in
122 days

StarCom Racing buys charter, signs driver for 2019 Cup season

shares
comments
StarCom Racing buys charter, signs driver for 2019 Cup season
By:
Dec 17, 2018, 3:30 PM

As part of its continued development as a team in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, StarCom Racing has purchased a charter and signed a driver for the 2019 season.

StarCom announced Monday it had purchased a charter from Richard Childress Racing for its No. 00 Chevrolet team, which will guarantee the team a spot in the field in all 36 races.

The organization, formed in September 2017 by a number of partners including a group from its parent company StarCom Fiber, had leased a charter from RCR from its former No. 27 team during the 2018 season. Teams can lease their charters once during a five-year period.

In addition, StarCom announced it has signed Landon Cassill to run fulltime for the organization next season. Cassill, 29, made 29 starts for the team in 2018, with a season’s best finish of 18th in the fall race at Las Vegas.

“We are coming off a successful first year for our new owners and team,” team manager and former driver Derrike Cope said in a statement. “We certainly endured a great deal of adversity as a start-from-scratch Cup team, learning along the way with positive results for the most part.

“With a continued commitment from our owners, Mike and Matt Kohler and Bill Woehlemann, we are looking forward to the prospects of being a better race team in 2019. We are extremely proud and pleased to have acquired the charter from RCR.

“We are excited to have contracted Landon Cassill for this coming year as I have enjoyed working with him in 2018 and what his experience brings to the race team. We are working hard now preparing for Daytona and cannot wait for the season to start.”

StarCom has also moved into a new 20,000 square-foot facility in Salisbury, N.C., and upgraded its engine program with ECR Engines.

“We put in a lot of work at the end of 2018 to make improvements for this coming year, and I think that work will pay off across the board,” Cassill said.

“The team is making big investments in cars and engines to step up our program, and it only motivates me to bring 110-percent as a driver.”

Landon Cassill, StarCom Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Local Knowledge

Landon Cassill, StarCom Racing, Chevrolet Camaro Local Knowledge

Photo by: Barry Cantrell / NKP / LAT Images

 

 

 

 

Next article
Fresh off a banner year in NASCAR, Ford Performance "can't rest"

Previous article

Fresh off a banner year in NASCAR, Ford Performance "can't rest"

Next article

Darlington's 2019 NASCAR Throwback Weekend to honor 1990-1994

Darlington's 2019 NASCAR Throwback Weekend to honor 1990-1994
Load comments

About this article

Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Landon Cassill
Teams StarCom Racing
Author Jim Utter