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Hillman Smith Motorsports
Landon Cassill


Carsforsale.com (6 races)
Snap Fitness (5 races)
Justin Original Workboots (2 Texas races)
Precor Marine (Auto Club)
CRC Industries (5 races)
CRC 1-Tank Power Renew (Phoenix-March)
CRC Knock'er Loose Penetrating Solvent (2 races)
CRC Brakleen Brake Parts Cleaner CRC's K&W FiberLock
Newtown Building Supplies (? races)


Little Joe's Auto's


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  • 2015 Races [6] 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 [5] that Snap Fitness is scheduled to be the primary sponsor:
    Atlanta - 3/1
    Charlotte, Showdown/All-Star - 5/15-16
    Charlotte - 5/24
    Michigan - 8/16
    Darlington - 9/6

  • 2015 Races [5] 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
    Kentucky - 7/11
    Chicago - 9/20, Knock'er Loose

  • 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

  • Contract Status: Driver: 2015; Primary Sponsors: race-to-race

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  • 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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