Chicagoland Race Preview – Landon Cassill
NATIONWIDE SERIES IN SPOTLIGHT THIS WEEK
JOLIET, Ill. – This week the Nationwide Series stands alone.
It’s a rare off week for the Sprint Cup Series, and the Camping World Truck Series also is idle. That makes Nationwide the focus of the weekend as the series roars into Chicagoland Speedway for Sunday’s STP 300, one of the season’s spotlighted events.
Landon Cassill will be back in the JD Motorsports with Gary Keller Flex Seal No. 4 Chevrolet for the 200-lap, 300-mile test.
Chicagoland, located in the distant suburbs of the Windy City, is a high-speed 1.5-mile track that tests both horsepower and handling.
“All of the 1.5-mile tracks are very different,” Cassill said. “Some are similar enough that you can take the setup from another, but more often it’s different. Each one has its own deals, and, if you’re not changing your car for every little difference in the track then you’re going to fall behind.”
Cassill hopes to carry the Flex Seal Chevy forward this weekend.
THE RACE: 300 miles, 200 laps, race 18 of the Nationwide Series season