StarCom Racing announced Monday that Landon Cassill will return as the driver of its No. 00 Chevrolet for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, with a new charter, new engine supplier and a new shop as part of the team’s offseason enhancements.
StarCom purchased a charter from Richard Childress Racing, setting a course for a full season and guaranteeing the team a starting spot in each race next year. Last season, StarCom leased the charter previously used by RCR’s former No. 27 team.
RCR owner Richard Childress indicated last Friday that his team would share in a technical alliance with StarCom, and that the ECR engine program would supply the horsepower. StarCom also announced a move to a new, 20,000-square-foot race shop in Salisbury, North Carolina.
Cassill made 29 Monster Energy Series starts for StarCom last year — 25 in the No. 00 Chevrolet, and four for the organization’s No. 99 entry. The 29-year-old driver’s best finish was 18th in the NASCAR Playoffs opener at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Cassill has been a Monster Energy Series regular since the second half of the 2010 season.
Three other drivers shared the seat of the Starcom No. 00 last season. Jeffrey Earnhardt and Joey Gase made five starts each in the No. 00 ride, and road-racing specialist Tomy Drissi had a single entry in June at Sonoma Raceway.