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Posted on: February 18, 2012 11:01 am
Edited on: February 18, 2012 11:34 am

New BK Racing team officially announces lineup

By Pete Pistone

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. - The Sprint Cup Series "mystery team" is no longer mysterious.

BK Racing, which bought the assets of the former Red Bull Racing organization, announced its plans for the 2012 season.

The team will field two full-time entries for the coming season with Landon Cassill driving the No. 83 Toyota and David Reutimann and Travis Kvapil in a No. 93 entry.

Reutimann is set to pilot the No. 93 in the Daytona 500 with Kvapil taking the wheel for the remainder of the schedule.

The team ownership group is comprised of Wayne Press and Scott Gunderson with Harry McMullen serving as General Manager.

"All of us have been involved in the Sprint Cup Series over the past few years," Gunderson said. "However, this is still a new team with a focused outlook of where we want to go. We're going to grow this team with commercial partners that we'll announce in the near future. We feel confident that we can immediately be competitive and only improve as we continue to build the team."

Cassill, who spent last season driving for Phoenix Racing, is excited about this new opportunity.

"BK Racing is already miles ahead of most start-up teams that I've seen," commented Cassill. "The race shop, equipment, ownership group, leadership and crew members are in place for us to race at Daytona, but also continue to be prepared for success for the rest of the season. We have a lot more to do, but there is a strong base here."

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Posted on: February 9, 2012 6:45 pm
Edited on: February 9, 2012 8:15 pm

New Cup team hires Landon Cassill

By Pete Pistone

Landon Cassill will step into a brand new ride for the 2012 Sprint Cup Series season with an organization that purchased the assets of the former Red Bull Racing team.

"We’re going to announce a sponsor in the near future,” said Cassill on Sirius/XM NASCAR Radio Thursday afternoon. “At this point, I can tell you that Doug Richert will be the crew chief, with (former Roush Fenway Racing executive) Harry McMullin serving as General Manager."

McMullin is part of an investor group involved with the new operation that was affiliated with TRG Motorsports last season.

Cassill, who spent last year with Phoenix Racing, will run the No. 83 this season, one of the two numbers employed by Red Bull last season. The new organization has acquired the owner points from Red Bull and Cassill will be guaranteed a starting spot in the first five races of the season including the Daytona 500, his first start in NASCAR's signature event.

A second car, which will utilize the No. 4 points from Red Bull's 2011 effort, will also be fielded by the new team with Brian Vickers and Travis Kvapil rumored to be a candidates for the entry.

“They’re going to be announcing the team name and our sponsorship information very soon," Cassill said. "All I can say at this point is that they are investors. It’ll be a company owned team from the sponsorship side of things."
The team will operate out of the former Randy Moss Motorsports building in Statesville, NC, and will run with horsepower supplied by Triad Racing Technology.

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