Six-year NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran Landon Cassill has joined Front Row Motorsports to drive the No. 38 Ford for the 2016 Sprint Cup season, the organization announced Wednesday.
Cassill, 26, has 187 career Sprint Cup starts, most recently competing for Hillman Racing in 2015. The Cedar Rapids, Iowa native has raced in all three of NASCAR’s major series, earning XFINITY Series Rookie of the Year honors in 2008.
Cassill — who replaces David Gilliland in the No. 38 — will join rookie teammate Chris Buescher at Front Row, which will field two full-time Sprint Cup entries in 2016.
Sponsorship programs for the No. 38 team have yet to be announced.
"I feel like Front Row Motorsports is a great fit for me," Cassill said in a team release. "I’ve got several years of experience in the series now, and being a part of this team will help me take the next step in my career. I’m grateful to (team owner) Bob Jenkins and Ford Motor Company for the opportunity and can’t wait to get in the car."
Cassill has a career-best Sprint Cup finish of fourth, which came at Talladega Superspeedway in 2014.
"We’ve always been impressed with Landon and what he can do behind the wheel," Jenkins said. "He’s got a lot of natural talent. You could see that at every level of racing he’s competed in throughout his career. We’re happy to have that talent in one of our race cars this year."