Cassill, Yeley do wine-and-cheese weekend double
June 20, 2014, Staff report, NASCAR.com
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Landon Cassill and J.J. Yeley will run both the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Toyota/Save Mart 350 and the NASCAR Nationwide Series Gardner Denver 200 Fired Up by Johnsonville this weekend.
Hillman Racing is billing Cassill's double as "Wine and Cheese Race Weekend." The Iowa driver practiced at Sonoma Racway in California on Friday before heading to Road America in Wisconsin on Saturday. Timmy Hill will run the No. 40 Sprint Cup car in final practice (Friday, 6:30 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1) and Coors Light Pole Qualifying (Saturday, 1:40 p.m. ET, FOX Sports 1) while Cassill qualifies the No. 01 JD Motorsports Nationwide car (Saturday, 11:40 a.m. ET, ESPN2) and races it at 2:45 p.m. ET on ABC.
Cassill tweeted his tight turnaround from San Francisco to Chicago and back as he plans to fly commercial.
here’s my flight itinerary, as you can see it’s gonna be tight getting from RA to Chicago post race tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/ZPSZ5RAqq1— landon cassill (@landoncassill) June 20, 2014
Yeley spent Friday at Road America in the No. 28 Carl Long Motorsports Nationwide car while David Mayhew practiced his No. 44 Xxxtreme Motorsports Sprint Cup car at Sonoma.
Cassill has competed in three career Sprint Cup road course races, running at the finish in all three and on the lead lap in two. He has five Nationwide road course starts, running at the finish of four and on the lead lap of three.
Yeley has nine Sprint Cup starts on road courses, running at the finish in five and on the lead lap in four. He has seven Nationwide road course starts with two top-10 finishes and a top-five result in 2006, running fourth at Mexico City.