Cassill Looking Forward To Darlington Race

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Friday’s VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 Nationwide Series race at Darlington Raceway seems like a relatively short event in the grand scheme of things, but the Lady in Black, as the track has been called, makes it a tough evening.

Landon Cassill knows how difficult the old track can be. He has run one Nationwide and three Sprint Cup races at the 1.366-mile oblong track.

“It’s one of the toughest race tracks I’ve ever been on, and I’m sure it’s tougher than many I haven’t even seen,” Cassill said. “You have to have your ducks in a row to make good laps there. And even a small mistake can lead to big trouble – and quickly. It’s one of our toughest tests of the year.”

Cassill will drive the No. 01 JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Chevrolet inFriday night’s race. He finished 23rd in last year’s Nationwide race at the track.

Nationwide drivers are scheduled to practice at 1 p.m. (ET) and 2:30 p.m. Thursday. The race is scheduled at 8 p.m. Friday after qualifying at 4:10 p.m.

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