2015 Races  that Carsforsale.com is scheduled to be the primary sponsor:
Daytona - 2/22
Las Vegas - 3/8
Kansas - 5/9
Michigan - 6/14
Bristol - 8/22
Talladega - 10/25
2015 Races  that Snap Fitness is scheduled to be the primary sponsor:
Atlanta - 3/1
Charlotte, Showdown/All-Star - 5/15-16
Charlotte - 5/24, red, white & blue scheme
Daytona - 7/5 (added), red, white & blue scheme
Michigan - 8/16
Darlington - 9/6
2015 Races [6?] that CRC Industries is scheduled to be the primary sponsor:
Phoenix - 3/15, 1-Tank Power Renew
Texas - 4/11, Knock'er Loose
Dover - 5/31, Brakleen
Kentucky - 7/11, Brakleen
Chicago - 9/20, Knock'er Loose
Dover - 10/4, Brakleen
2015 Races [?] that Newtown Building Supplies is scheduled to be the primary sponsor:
Martinsville - 3/29
the rest TBA
2015 Races that Justin Original Workboots is scheduled to be the primary sponsor:
Texas - 11/8
2015 Races that Link-Belt Mid-Atlantic is scheduled to be the primary sponsor:
Bristol - 4/19
2015 Races that Interstate Moving Services was the primary sponsor:
Pocono - 6/7
2015 Races that Hillman Automotive was the primary sponsor:
Watkins Glen - 8/9
Contract Status: Driver: 2015; Primary Sponsors: race-to-race
Cassill and Wise racing...in Ironman World Championship UPDATE: A weekend off is just another chance for Landon Cassill and Josh Wise to race. While fellow NASCAR Sprint Cup competitors relax on a beach, some other exotic locale or at home this weekend, Cassill and Wise will compete in the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Austria. There will be little time for sightseeing, even though this is Cassill's first trip to Europe. The race, held Sunday and shown on NBCSN later this year, is half the distance of a full Ironman triathlon with a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run. Cassill attempted to qualify for the world championship in June at Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada, but his time of 4 hours, 47 minutes - hindered by cramping during the run - was not good enough to do so. Wise and Cassill's dad each qualified for Austria at that event. That led to Cassill competing in a half Ironman the day of the Sprint Cup race at Kentucky Speedway in July. He drove in the Xfinity race the night before, flew to Muncie, Ind., got a couple of hours of sleep, competed in the event and then drove in the Cup race that night, finishing 28th. His time of 4:36.44 at Muncie - a personal best - placed him high enough to qualify for the world championships, which is expected to have about 2,700 athletes from more than 70 countries. Cassill says that if he can finish in 4:30, he believes he could place in the top 75. Another goal is to be in the top 20 after the swim because he says that has been his strong point. He's hoping to run the half marathon in about 90-95 minutes.(NBC Sports)(8-28-2015)
UPDATE: Casill and Wise completed the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Austria within 6 minutes of one another.
The results for Landon Cassill: 103rd in the male 25-29 division, 867th overall, total time 5:06:04 (27:50 swim, 2:37:47bike, 1:51:32 run)
The results for Josh Wise: 180th in the male 30-34 division, 1016th overall, total time 5:12:04 (30:38 swim, 2:39:54 bike, 1:52:26 run)
Wise posted a photo to Instagram and said, "Was somehow smiling at this point. I somehow saved one of my worst performances for the Worlds! That climb over the alps was nasty! I knew I was in trouble when I crested the top of the mountain and my quads went into full cramp! Made for a LONG 13 mile run...Congrats to my buddy [Landon Cassill] as well. We have come a long way in this".(8-31-2015)
Darlington throwback scheme for Hillman Racing: While other sponsors are bringing back their "old school" logos and designs for the Bojangles' Southern 500, Snap Fitness is paying homage to an iconic car: Sterling Marlin's 2001 "God Bless America" paint scheme. Marlin's paint scheme ran for the first time in the 2001 Protection One 400, which took place a few weeks after the September 11 terrorist attacks. The paint scheme for the most part stays true to the original car run by Marlin with two patriotic phrases around the car: "Proud to be an American" on the back quarter panels and "God Bless America" on the back rear. Snap Fitness added to the design with "9/11 Never Forget" on top of the trunk, complete with a skyline showcasing the Twin Towers. This isn't the first time Snap Fitness has showed its patriotism. All summer long, America's Fitness Brand has run a campaign to benefit Folds of Honor, an organization that provides scholarships to families of fallen soldiers.(Hillman Racing), see an image of the car on the #40 team paint schemes page.(8-26-2015)
Carsforsale.com sponsors #40 at Bristol: The Carsforsale.com #40 Chevy, Hillman Racing and driver Landon Cassill will team up again at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series IRWIN Tools Night Race at Bristol. This will be the online automotive website's first appearance at the famous track. "Night races are always exciting for Carsforsale.com," said Sean Coffman of Carsforsale.com. "We are excited to be at Bristol for the first time and to see all of what Thunder Valley has to offer. We're anticipating a great performance by the Carsforsale.com Chevrolet SS, Landon, and the Hillman Racing team."
"The night race at Bristol is one of the most exciting of the year," said Landon Cassill. "Racing under the lights adds a whole another level of energy that helps fuel the drivers for 500 laps. We're really looking forward to getting the Carsforsale.com Chevrolet up front on Saturday night." Carsforsale.com provides consumers an easy and feature-rich shopping experience when searching for new and used vehicles online.(Mike Hillman Racing), see images of the car on the #40 Team Schemes page.(8-22-2015)
Hillman Automotive featured on the #40 at Watkins Glen: NASCAR is known for its famous families. From the founding France family to driver families like the Pettys and Allisons, and even owner and crew chief combinations such as the Wood Brothers and Yates, NASCAR racing has long been a family tradition. That same family tradition will be celebrated this weekend at Watkins Glen International with Hillman Racing and its #40 Sprint Cup Series organization. Team owner Mike Hillman Sr. is a three-time NASCAR championship crew chief, and his sons Mike Hillman Jr. and Mark Hillman have both served as crew chiefs under the elder Hillman's leadership. In Lockport, N.Y., the roots of the Hillman family, his brothers David and Ronald, are owners of the family-run business, Hillman Automotive & Tire. For a family with an automotive background, it all came together this week when Mike Hillman Sr. traveled to upstate New York on Wednesday night to be inducted into the Northeast Modified Hall of Fame and then made the short trip to Watkins Glen on Friday where he unveiled the #40 Hillman Automotive & Tire Chevy SS that will be driven by Landon Cassill in Sunday's Sprint Cup Series race. In addition to the Hillman Automotive and Tire livery this weekend, the #40 will carry a special decal commemorating Mike Hillman Sr.'s induction into the Hall of Fame in Weedsport, N.Y., on the lower quarter panel in Sunday's 90-lap road course event.(Hillman Racing), see an image of the car on the #40 team paint schemes page.(8-9-2015)
Heat a factor with Indy rules package: #18-Kyle Busch continued his hot streak with a win at Indy. Busch and the rest of the field were all full of hot air at the Brickyard. The cars were extremely hot inside the cockpit because the aerodynamic package trapped air inside. Busch was one of many drivers physically drained following Saturday's race, and Sunday's Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway seemed to have the same consequence. This same rules package is scheduled to be used next month at Michigan. "I got a huge blister on my foot," Logano said. "I think the extended bumper cover on the back of these things doesn't let the airflow underneath the car like it used to without it, and I think it builds the inside temperature up. I've got sweat in my eyes. It's just too hot inside those cars." Teams had their choice to seal openings in the window used for hoses that supply air to the driver. With the window sealed, the car would have the needed downforce for the package used at Indy. The drivers paid for it with a sweaty Sunday. #40-Landon Cassill held his own "science experiment" and weighed himself before and after the race. His pre-race weight was 155.4 pounds. Cassill, who said he consumed 110 ounces of fluids and 1,100 calories, weighed 147.4 pounds after the race. "That's a 10% gross loss of body weight, getting it back to 5% with fluid replacement. I think I'd like to see closer to 3%," he tweeted. He also tweeted: "few more stats from the 110oz of fluids I took in...1,100 Cal, 1,978mg of sodium, 264g Carbs, 572mg Potassium."(Associated Press)(7-27-2015)
Snap Fitness comes aboard to sponsor Cassill at Daytona: Snap Fitness will be the primary sponsor of the #40 Hillman Racing Chevy for Landon Cassill at Daytona for the Coke Zero 400. The #40 Snap Fitness Chevy will run the same patriotic paint scheme for the July 4th holiday weekend as it did for Memorial Day weekend at Charlotte in May (Hillman Racing Twitter)(7-2-2015)
UPDATE: After making a huge splash during the Coca-Cola 600, Snap Fitness will have its American flag collage filled with thousands of club owners, personal trainers, and members featured on Landon Cassill's #40 Hillman Racing car in the Coke Zero 400. "We are thrilled to have Snap Nation back on Landon's car for this weekend's Fourth of July holiday race," Steele Smiley, Chief Officer responsible for brand strategy, said. "As America's Fitness Brand, it's fantastic that we can show our pride for this country with thousands of people featured on the car as Landon speeds around the race track. He will have Snap Nation supporting him on all sides."
This isn't the only way Snap Fitness is displaying pride for the country this summer. America's Fitness Brand is honoring every-day patriots through its "Snap Serves" campaign. For every 30-day trial pass purchased through Labor Day, Snap Fitness will donate $1 to Folds of Honor, a foundation that provides scholarships to the families of soldiers killed or disabled in active duty. To kick off the big weekend, Cassill will be taking over the Snap Fitness Twitter account Friday, July 3. Snap Fitness will also have live coverage this on its social media accounts, including Periscopes. To watch all the action unfold, follow Snap Fitness on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.(Hillman Racing), see images of the car/scheme on the #40 Team Schemes page.(7-4-2015)
#55 crewman and Cassill to run in Ironman race in Canada: #55 Michael Waltrip crewman and gym strength trainer Blake Haugland heads to Quebec Canada to compete in another Ironman Competition on his off week from his rear tire carrier position on the #55 Toyota. This is the first race of 2015 Haugland will be racing with Smile Train's Team Empower. The IRONMAN Mont Tremblant 70.3 will be held June 21st in Mont Tremblant Canada. Smile Train is an international children's charity with a sustainable approach to a single, solvable problem: cleft lip and palate. Haugland has a goal to raise $10,000 as a team and $2.500 individually by race day with a 2nd goal in mind of raising enough money to provide surgery for 70 children to match the 70 mile race.
AND Landon Cassill, driver of the #40 Chevy in Sprint Cup Series, will also run the IRONMAN Mont Tremblant 70.3.(6-20-2015)
Carsforsale.com returns to the #40 at Michigan: Carsforsale.com, one of the Internet's largest online automotive inventory websites, will make their fourth appearance as the primary sponsor of the # 40 Carsforsale.com Chevy SS and NASCAR driver Landon Cassill at the Quicken Loans 400. Carsforsale.com joins Hillman Racing at Michigan International Speedway, NASCAR's fastest track, for the second consecutive year this Sunday, June 14, 2015. Carsforsale.com features simple search functions and a fully responsive design to aid consumers in finding their next vehicle. Inventory listings from nearly 20,000 dealers nationwide make Carsforsale.com an effective outlet to connect buyers with sellers of vehicles.(Hillman Racing)(6-12-2015)
Congrats to Landon & Katie Cassill: Hilllman Racing announced that CRC Automotive will be the primary sponsor of the #40 CRC BRAKLEEN Chevy SS this weekend at Dover International Speedway. CRC, a manufacturer of an extensive arsenal of automotive maintenance repair products, will promote its industry-leading CRC Brakleen Brake Parts Cleaner on the Sprint Cup Series entry driven by Landon Cassill in Sunday's FedEx 400. Cassill, the 25-year-old Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native, has had a busy week, who besides completing a half marathon on Sunday night after the Coca-Cola 600 celebrated the birth of his son, Beckham Bear Alan Cassill, on May 27. "I couldn't have asked for a better week," said Cassill. "Both mom and son are doing great and I got Katie's (wife) blessing to hop on a plane Friday morning to get behind the wheel of the CRC Brakleen car at Dover."(Hillman Racing)(5-29-2015)
Cassill completes Memorial Day double: Landon Cassill completed a double of his own on racing's busiest day, driving the #40 Snap Fitness Chevrolet in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, then turning around and jogging through the night to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. That journey of 13.92 miles took 1 hour, 41 minutes and 49 seconds -- a pace of 7 minutes, 19 seconds per mile -- and ended at 12:58 a.m. on Memorial Day. Cassill accepted a hug and kiss from his wife, Kaitlan, rubbed his dog, Indie, and thanked those who came out to watch the end of his run -- a group that included some of his crew members, as well as team owner Mike Hillman. All told, it was a 576.42-mile evening for the 25-year-old driver, who completed 375 laps (out of 400) at Charlotte, then stretched in the garage before starting his run. The event raised money for the Folds of Honor Foundation, through a partnership with Snap Fitness. For every 30-day trial pass purchased between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Snap Fitness will donate $1 to the foundation that provides scholarships to families of service members killed or disabled in active duty.(NASCAR.com)(5-25-2015)
Cassill to run Snap Fitness "Snap Serves" scheme at Charlotte: As America's Fitness Brand, Snap Fitness will pay homage to Memorial Day in a special way: by featuring thousands of club owners, personal trainers, and members as the backdrop on Landon Cassill's #40 Hillman Racing entry as it kicks off a company-wide charitable initiative this weekend. Cassill will pilot the #40 Snap Fitness "Snap Serves" Chevy in Sunday's Coca-Cola 600, the longest and most grueling race on the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series schedule. "For the first time ever, thousands of people will be riding with Landon as he speeds around the race track," Steele Smiley, Chief Officer responsible for brand strategy, said. "Snap Nation will be supporting him on all sides."
Snap Fitness is also giving back in a big way this summer. Memorial Day marks the beginning of its "Snap Serves" summer campaign, which honors those who have served in the military and encourages people around the country to start their fitness journey. All summer long, Snap Fitness is offering 30-day trial passes for $8.95, giving individuals 24/7 access to 1,500 locations across the United States. For every 30-day trial pass purchased between Memorial Day and Labor Day, America's Fitness Brand will donate $1 to Folds of Honor, a foundation that provides scholarships to the families of soldiers killed or disabled in active duty. "Giving back is an integral part of our brand at every level. Our summer campaign recognizes an incredible group of men and women who have dedicated their lives to protecting our country," Smiley said. "That, coupled with helping people start their fitness journey, makes for an exciting summer for America's Fitness Brand."(Mike Hillman Racing), see image of the scheme on the #40 Team Schemes page.(5-19-2015)
Cassill Hits the Road to the NASCAR Hall of Fame: #40-Landon Cassill announced that he will run 14 miles to the NASCAR Hall of Fame immediately after competing in the Coca-Cola 600 May 24 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway to inspire fans to get active with Snap Fitness and help support a worthy cause. Between his run and NASCAR race during Memorial Day weekend, Cassill will log over 600 miles by car and foot that day with America's Fitness Brand supporting him every step of the way. "I'm honored to have the opportunity to combine my passion for running with encouraging others to embrace a healthy lifestyle while recognizing those who have dedicated their lives to protecting our country," Cassill said. "My goal with this post-race run is to motivate the sport's fan base to get up and make fitness a priority this summer." Cassill's run to the NASCAR Hall of Fame will kick off Snap Fitness's "Snap Serves" summer campaign, which honors those who have served in the military and encourages people around the country to start their fitness journey. All summer long, Snap Fitness is offering 30-day trial passes for $8.95, giving individuals 24/7 access to 1,500 locations across the United States. For every 30-day trial pass purchased between Memorial Day and Labor Day, America's Fitness Brand will donate $1 to Folds of Honor, a foundation that provides scholarships to the families of soldiers killed or disabled in active duty. Cassill, who regularly competes in triathlons, credits the guidance he's received from his neighborhood Snap Fitness club in helping transform his lifestyle - something everyone can achieve with America's Fitness Brand.(Snap Fitness)(5-17-2015)
Carsforsale.com returns to the #40 at Kansas: Carsforsale.com, one of the Internet's largest online automotive inventory websites, will appear as the primary sponsor of Landon Cassill and the #40 Carsforsale.com Chevy SS at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series SpongeBob SquarePants 400 this Saturday, May 9 at Kansas Speedway. A partnership that includes six primary races in 2015, Carsforsale.com is showcased on the #40 Hillman Racing Chevy for the third of six races this season with additional races at: Michigan (June 14), Bristol (August 22), and Talladega (October 25).(Hillman Racing), see an image of the car on the #40 team paint schemes page.(5-7-2015)
Link-Belt Mid-Atlantic sponsoring Cassill: Hillman Racing announced that Link-Belt Mid-Atlantic, a division of Link-Belt Construction Co. - a manufacturer of telescopic and lattice boom cranes for over 135 years - will sponsor Landon Cassill and the #40 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry at Bristol Motor Speedway in tomorrow afternoon's Food City 500. Founded in 1992 with its home office in Ashland, Virginia, Link-Belt Mid-Atlantic also has a branch location in Chesapeake, Virginia, and serves the states of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware. Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company is a leader in the design and manufacture of telescopic boom and lattice boom cranes for the construction industry worldwide.(Hillman Racing)(4-18-2015)
Knock'er Loose to debut on the #40: CRC Industries, Inc., the worldwide leader in the production of specialty chemicals for the maintenance and repair professional, serving industrial, electrical, aviation, automotive & marine markets, will debut a new industrial-themed paint scheme on the #40 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car of Hillman Racing with driver Landon Cassill this weekend at Texas Motor Speedway. Cassill will pilot the #40 CRC KNOCK'ER LOOSE Chevy SS - the first of two races for CRC Industrial this season - in Saturday night's Duck Commander 500. CRC Knock'er Loose Penetrating Solvent is specially formulated to dissolve rust, gum, grease and corrosion to allow quick removal of nuts, bolt, pins, screws, bushings, hinges and lugs. In addition to this weekend's race in Texas, CRC Knock'er Loose returns as the primary sponsor of Cassill and the #40 Hillman Racing Chevy at Chicagoland Speedway on September 20.(Hillman Racing), see an image of the car on the #40 team paint schemes page.(4-8-2015)
Newtown Building Supplies sponsoring Cassill: With the three-race West Coast swing in the books - capped off by a pair of lead-lap, top-25 finishes the past two races - NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Landon Cassill is looking to carry that momentum into this weekend's race at Martinsville Speedway. Cassill will pilot the #40 Newtown Building Supplies Chevy SS in Sunday afternoon's STP 500, the first in a multi-race partnership this season with Hillman Racing and the #40 entry. To kick off the extension of a partnership that started in 2014, Cassill was the guest speaker at the Tidewater Council Boy Scouts of America Leadership Breakfast on Wednesday in Virginia Beach, Va., presented by Newtown Building Supplies. Cassill was on hand at the annual fundraising effort that provides scouting programs to the Mid-Atlantic region. To commemorate the successful event, which netted the most donations in its history, the Tidewater Council Boy Scouts emblem with adorn the c-post of Cassill's #40 Newtown Building Supplies car this weekend.(Hillman Racing)(3-27-2015)
Justin Boots joins Hillman Racing: Landon Cassill and the Hillman Racing team adds Justin Original Workboots (JOW) as a major associate sponsor for the 2015 race season. The #40 Chevy SS will display the Justin Original Workboots branding for the two NASCAR Sprint Cup races at Texas Motor Speedway on April 11 and November 8, along with the endorsement of being "The Official Workboot of Hillman Racing." The team's mission will be to shine a spotlight on this incredible brand and will offer some great events and giveaways through the different social media platforms to offer race fans a chance to bag some swag.(Hillman Racing)(3-20-2015)
Cassill picks up new sponsor: CRC Industries, Inc., manufacturer of industry-leading specialty chemicals for automotive service technicians and do-it-yourselfers, will exhibit its popular fuel system cleaner, CRC 1-TANK POWER RENEW, on the #40 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car as it kicks off a five-race partnership with Hillman Racing and driver Landon Cassill for the 2015 season. CRC will be the primary sponsor of the #40 CRC 1-TANK POWER RENEW Chevy SS for Cassill at Phoenix International Raceway in Sunday's CampingWorld.com 500K. A partnership that will include five primary races in 2015, CRC Industries will also sponsor Cassill and Hillman Racing at: Texas Motor Speedway (April 11), Dover International Speedway (May 31), Kentucky Speedway (July 11) and Chicagoland Speedway (September 20). CRC 1-TANK POWER RENEW is available at participating NAPA Auto Parts Stores nationwide, Advance Auto Parts, AutoZone, Pep Boys and other quality automotive wholesale distributors and retailers.(Hillman Racing), see an image of the car on the #40 team paint schemes page.(3-14-2015)
Carsforsale.com returns to sponsor Cassill at Las Vegas: Carsforsale.com, one of the Internet's largest online automotive inventory websites, will return as the primary sponsor of the #40 Carsforsale.com Chevry with Landon Cassill and Hillman Smith Motorsports in the Kobalt 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Building on a relationship established in 2014, this is the second of six primary races for the #40 Carsforsale.com Chevy this racing season. "We are very proud to have the Carsforsale.com name on the #40 Chevrolet this weekend in Las Vegas," said Sean Coffman of Carsforsale.com. "This team has both talent and heart which we are confident will show on the track this weekend."
"It's been a tough start to the season, but we know we have fast race cars and the improvements we've made in the off-season are paying off, we just haven't have the finishing results to show for it," said Cassill. "The switch to ECR engines have elevated our on-track performance and I can't think of a better place to go to change our luck than Las Vegas."
A partnership that includes six primary races in 2015, Carsforsale.com is showcased on the #40 Hillman Racing Chevy for the second of six races this season with additional races at: Kansas in May, Michigan in June, Bristol in August and Talladega in October.(Mike Hillman Racing), see an image of the car on the #40 Team Schemes page.(3-7-2015)
Cassill First Driver To Sweep Opening Two Last-Place Finishes Since 1949: #40-Landon Cassill picked up the 7th last-place finish of his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series career in Sunday's Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway when his #40 Snap Fitness Chevrolet fell out with engine failure after he completed 92 of the race's 325 laps. The finish came in Cassill's 153rd series start. It is Cassill's second-consecutive Cup Series last-place finish. Cassill is just the second driver in Cup Series history to finish last in the first two races of the season. The only other time it happened was in NASCAR's inaugural season in 1949, when Glenn Dunaway followed up his disqualification at Charlotte with a DNF at the Daytona Beach-Roadcourse. This is the first-ever last-place finish for Cassill and the #40 in a Cup Series race at Atlanta.(Lastcar)(3-2-2015)
Carsforsale.com to Sponsor Cassill in Daytona 500 and other races: Carsforsale.com, one of the Internet's largest online automotive inventory websites, announced that they will return as the primary sponsor of Landon Cassill and the #40 Chevy at the Daytona 500 this year. Building on a partnership established in 2014, Carsforsale.com has expanded its sponsorship to include multiple races during the 2015 season. "Carsforsale.com is eager to kick off another season of NASCAR and take our partnership to the next level with Landon Cassill and the newly re-branded Hillman Smith Motorsports team," said Sean Coffman of Carsforsale.com. "We are looking forward to another great weekend at Daytona."
"Not only are we happy to have Carsforsale.com back for Daytona, but also that they're increasing their participation with HS Motorsports in 2015," said Landon Cassill. "We had a legitimate shot to take them to Victory Lane last year at Talladega and with our guys fine-tuning the car during the off-season, we're confident it will be even better this year."
Carsforsale.com offers a portal for consumers to search for the perfect new or used car for sale from nearly 20,000 automotive dealers across the country. As Carsforsale.com continues to grow rapidly, NASCAR has consistently provided a platform to increase exposure to the brand. The Carsforsale.com, Landon Cassill and HS Motorsports partnership will span six primary races in 2015 including Las Vegas in March, Kansas in May, Michigan in June, Bristol in August and Talladega in October.(Hillman Smith Motorsports), see an image of the car on the #40 Team Schemes page.(2-13-2015)
Hillman Racing announces Partnership: Mike Hillman, founder of Hillman Racing and the current NASCAR Sprint Cup Series #40 team, has added West Coast businessman Gordon Smith as co-owner of the newly rebranded Hillman Smith Motorsports, which will continue to field the #40 Chevy for driver Landon Cassill. The addition of Smith as co-owner of HS Motorsports has allowed the organization to expand in the off-season securing additional RCR (Richard Childress Racing) race cars, ECR engines for the entire 2015 Sprint Cup season, as well as adding an in-house, on-site engineering group. Smith, through his aviation and maritime companies, began his involvement with team owner Mike Hillman and the #40 team at the start of the 2014 season.
"Adding Gordon Smith as a partner to the racing organization will only strengthen the foundation we have built over the past three years," Hillman said. "From finishing 12th in last year's Daytona 500 to our best finish of fourth last fall at Talladega with Landon behind the wheel, we have seen great results with limited resources. Gordon has shown a passion for the sport and demonstrated a loyalty to our employees that convinced me elevating him to an equity stakeholder will allow us to take the next step in the Sprint Cup arena. Gordon has built two great companies from the ground up, and by adding a race team to his portfolio, he will truly be covering land, sea and air."
Hillman acquired the championship-winning NASCAR Camping World Truck Series assets following the conclusion of the 2011 season and assumed the dual role of owner and general manager of Hillman Racing at the start of 2012. Midway through the 2013 season, Hillman added the #40 Sprint Cup Series team to the organization with driver Landon Cassill. Throughout his career, Hillman has worked as a crew chief and general manager in each of NASCAR's top three series, including drivers as Tommy Ellis, Dick Trickle, Kyle Petty, Joe Nemechek, Mike Wallace, Robby Gordon, and brothers Brett and Todd Bodine. In 1988, Hillman earned a NASCAR Xfinity Series Championship with driver Tommy Ellis, and secured two Truck Series Championships with driver Todd Bodine in 2006 and 2010.
"This partnership is the culmination of a relationship that started with Landon a few years back," stated Smith. "Landon was driving for Mike Hillman in the Cup Series, so we were introduced and I was immediately welcomed into the fold. I believe the intimate feeling of the organization not only attracts sponsors to the team, but I've watched over the past year as the involvement of each sponsor has grown. Mike Hillman has established a great team that not only puts a good product on the race track, but makes every event an experience that brings people back to the track. I'm looking forward to being involved in the operation and adding to it."
The new partnership kicks off this weekend with qualifying for the 57th annual Daytona 500 on Sunday, February 15. Hillman Smith Motorsports Racing is housed in a 22,000-square-foot facility in Mooresville, N.C., and will field the #40 Chevy in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition in 2015 with driver Landon Cassill.(Hillman Smith Motorsports)(2-12-2015)
Snap Fitness renews sponsorship of Hillman Racing: It's full speed ahead for Snap Fitness and Landon Cassill in the 2015 Sprint Cup Series. America's Fitness Brand will again be a primary sponsor for Cassill and his #40 Chevy. "I'm thrilled that our brand will continue working with Landon in 2015," Snap Fitness Founder and CEO Peter Taunton said. "He is a tremendous athlete and leader who is dedicated to working hard in order to reach his goals, which is an attitude we see in our clubs across the country." In 2014, Snap Fitness became the first wellness franchise to partner in NASCAR. "The exposure we garnered last year with NASCAR was astounding. Aligning America's Fitness Brand with one of the most popular sports in the U.S. was a complete triumph and total game-changer," Steele Smiley, chief officer responsible for brand strategy, said. "We are two brands that touch millions of people across the country, so renewing our partnership was a no brainer." This year's sponsorship will go beyond the racetrack. Snap Fitness will support Cassill's triathlon training in hopes of qualifying for the 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Austria. "I would not be the caliber of athlete I am without Snap Fitness," Cassill said. "The training I've done at Snap Fitness has truly transformed my lifestyle and helped my endurance behind the wheel. Snap Fitness is excited to start the season off in Atlanta as an early season race. Cassill called it one of the season's most exciting races and a great venue to kick-off the Snap Fitness sponsorship." Snap Fitness will sponsor the #40 Hillman Racing Chevy in the following 2015 races: Atlanta in March; the All-Star race at Charlotte in May; Charlotte in May; Michigan in August; and Darlington in September.(Hillman Racing), see an image of the scheme on the #40 Team Schemes page.(2-3-2015)
Harvey Gulf to sponsor Cassill at Homestead: Hillman Racing announced that Harvey Gulf International Marine, a marine transportation company that specializes in providing offshore supply and multi-purpose support vessels for deepwater operations in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, will sponsor Landon Cassill and the #40 Chevy at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Sunday's season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400. Founded in 1955 by Captain Numa J. Guidry on the premise that superior performance and safer operations provide its customers value and satisfaction, Harvey Gulf's trademark livery will be the backdrop of Cassill's #40 Harvey Gulf Chevy. "I met Shane Guidry and the folks from Harvey Gulf earlier this season and having them on the car this weekend really adds an exclamation point to our season," said Landon Cassill, the 24-year-old former development driver for Hendrick Motorsports and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, native. "Harvey Gulf represents the ninth different primary sponsor that we've had this season and we couldn't have accomplished as much as we did without the help from all of our sponsors. From our 12th-place finish in the season-opening Daytona 500 to our fourth-place finish at Talladega just a few weeks ago, Mike Hillman and the entire organization put forth a tremendous effort to take this team to the next level. With the addition of Harvey Gulf this weekend in Homestead, we were able to secure an ECR engine package and we're looking to finish out the season strong as we continue to build for 2015."(Mike Hillman Racing)
see images of the scheme / car on the #40 Team Schemes page.(11-15-2014)
Carsforsale.com to sponsor Hillman Racing Talladega: Carsforsale.com, one of the Internet's largest online automotive inventory websites, announced that the #40 Carsforsale.com Chevy SS will make its sixth appearance of the season with Landon Cassill and Hillman Racing at the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series GEICO 500 on October 19. For the fourth and final superspeedway event of the season, Cassill will again pilot the same car he raced to a 12th-place finish at the season-opening Daytona 500 and later scored a career-best 11th-place finish at Talladega in May. Carsforsale.com offers a portal for the consumer to search millions of vehicles from over 17,000 dealers across the nation as well as a suite of dealer solutions for dealership management. With the reach of NASCAR and its millions of fans across the country, Carsforsale.com has enjoyed the opportunity to increase brand awareness.(Hillman Racing), see an image of the car on the #40 team paint schemes page.(10-17-2014)
Snap Fitness to sponsor $40 car in four races: Snap Fitness is accelerating to new speeds as the primary sponsor for the #40 Chevy driven by Landon Cassill in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series starting June 28 at Kentucky Speedway.
"NASCAR is widely popular in the U.S., and as America's fitness brand, we thought this was a great partnership between two brands that touch millions of people around the country," said Snap Fitness Founder and Lift Brands CEO Peter Taunton (Lift Brands is the parent company to Snap Fitness). "Landon is also a fitness enthusiast who embodies everything our brand promotes: hard work, positivity and determination. We look forward to working closely with him on his road to success."
Cassill has been racing professionally with NASCAR for seven years and was the 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year. He is currently training for Ironman 70.3 half triathlon to be held July 20 in Racine, Wisc. "Fitness is a tremendous part of my life and I'm honored to represent the Snap Fitness brand in the NASCAR Sprint Cup," said Cassill. "I'm also looking forward to workouts at Snap Fitness as I prepare for the Ironman competition and I look forward to helping them spread their message on fitness and living a healthy lifestyle."Hillman Racing), see images of the scheme on the #40 Team Schemes page.(6-20-2014)
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