Very few venues on the Sprint Cup circuit have the grandeur of Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Every driver dreams of becoming a part of the track's hallowed history. Landon Cassill, driver of the No. 83 Burger King/Dr Pepper Toyota, is ready to make his mark in this week's Curtiss Shaver 400 at the Brickyard. His brief record at the track shows that he can get the job done. He has confidence that his BK racing team is up to the task, but he's willing to take a few chances along the way if necessary.
Cassill has two starts at the Brickyard under his belt. His best finish came last season. He started 32nd and finished 20th. It was one of four top-20 finishes he scored in 2011.
Doug Richert, crew chief of the No. 83 team, has called nine races at the Brickyard. His best finish is sixth place, which he achieved in 2004.
Comments from BK Racing Driver Landon Cassill heading into Indianapolis:
"The Brickyard is such a special place. It's such a prestigious venue. It's really amazing to even compete at that race track.
"Of all the races we have left this season, Indy is at the top of my list for ones that I'd like to win or have our best finish at. It's one that's worth taking a gamble or taking a risk if it can get you a good finish. If we need to take a chance to get our best finish of the season, we'll definitely roll the dice. We'll stretch the fuel mileage as long as possible, or maybe try a two-tire stop if necessary. It's a special track and worth taking the risk.
"I've run well there in the past. I finished in the top 20 there last season. I really think that our Burger King/Dr Pepper team can go there and do that, too.
"There aren't many places we go to that are like Indy. I think that with the size of the track and the banking, Pocono is about as close as it gets to racing there, but it's still pretty unique. Doug (Richert, crew chief) knows how to run well there and knows what to unload with. I think he'll get us started off on the right foot."
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