Frontstretch caught up with [Landon] Cassill before COTA to discuss his return to JDM, his relationships with Vargas and Kligerman, what it was like to be away from NASCAR and whether or not the desire is there to get back to Cup.
Massie: What led you to come back to Johnny Davis full time this year?
Cassill: Johnny and I got a really good relationship. And then he made the call, and we wanted to put a deal together. [He] let me know about this driver lineup and was just like, ‘Man, I want you to come back and help this team, help this organization.’
I’m happy to do it. Johnny, and I, we’ve got a lot of faith in each other. I have a hard time saying no to Johnny.
Massie: You’re an Xfinity regular again, and you’re doing pretty well. But you still have your eye on the Cup Series?
Cassill: I mean, I’d love to be in the Cup Series. Really, though, I want to win races, I want to run well. I love running well at Johnny’s, when we can get close to a top 10, and hopefully we get some top-10 finishes this year. I love racing in the Cup Series. I’m not too proud to drive for a smaller team where 30th might be the goal for that week. So I’m not saying I wouldn’t do that. But I’ve done a lot of that in my career. I would really like to compete for wins.
Massie: If you were to never drive another Cup race and just stick with Xfinity, would you be okay with that?
Cassill: No, because I want to run the Daytona 500 again. I want to run some of these big races again. So I definitely perceive racing Cup at some point in my career again.
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