We’re back for season two of Off the Wall With… and we’ve got five brand-new questions for your favorite racing personalities! This week, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran Landon Cassill stops by. Cassill, driving for Front Row Motorsports full-time this year led 20 laps at Bristol last weekend in arguably his strongest performance to date at stock car racing’s highest level. Cassill was in position for a top-10 finish until a late-race incident with Ty Dillon sent him spiraling back to 22nd by the checkered flag.
What was your first race car and what number was it?
Landon Cassill: It was a go kart, and it was No. 6. I had it painted like Mark Martin.
What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you during a race?
Cassill: I had to change my shifter handle under a caution at Kansas once. The shifter broke at the start, and I was able to get it stuck in gear at the start the race, and fortunately there was a caution really early on. The guys were trying to figure out what to do, and I asked them to hand me the wrenches and a new shifter handle. They couldn’t believe it, but I changed the shifter handle during the race.
What was the first concert you ever attended?
Cassill: It was some indie rock band in Ohio at like a summer festival-type thing. In high school, I liked going to shows, but I didn’t really get to go to too many because I was racing so much.
What’s the best practical joke you were ever involved in, as either perpetrator or victim?
Cassill: My entire life is a practical joke sometimes.
What was the worst thing you hid from your parents as a kid?
Cassill: Are you kidding me? I was a perfect kid! (Laughter) Anything that’s that bad, I’m still hiding it!
|What was your 1st race car and what number was it?
|What’s the craziest thing that’s ever happened to you during a race?
|What was the first concert you attended?
|What was the best practical joke you were involved in as either perpetrator or victim?
|What was the worst thing you hid from your parents as a kid?
|No. 77 Bandolero
|Throwing up in the car
|Doobie Brothers & Tom Petty
|Rather watch than be involved
|No. 10 Super Lite off-road
|A guy running onto the track under a red flag
|Being in a van when Sterling Marlin threw a quarter-stick of dynamite under it
|“Borrowing” dad’s Jeep at 14 when parents were out of town
|No. 67 dirt bike
|Being upside down in a Legends car
|Can’t remember exactly
|Putting the wrong name on the windshied
|Tore up truck playing in the snow
|No. 07 (Bobby Dotter’s Number)
|Trying to avoid the Big One at Daytona
|Pranking manager Rusty
|Drove a family friend’s car down the street at age 8
|No. 13 Superlite
|Huge fire in pits at Richmond
|Filling a high school teacher’s car with paper
|Hid a speeding ticket from Dad
About the author
Amy is an 20-year veteran NASCAR writer and a six-time National Motorsports Press Association (NMPA) writing award winner, including first place awards for both columns and race coverage. As well as serving as Photo Editor, Amy writes The Big 6 (Mondays) after every NASCAR Cup Series race. She can also be found working on her bi-weekly columns Holding A Pretty Wheel (Tuesdays) and Only Yesterday (Wednesdays). A New Hampshire native whose heart is in North Carolina, Amy’s work credits have extended everywhere from driver Kenny Wallace’s website to Athlon Sports. She can also be heard weekly as a panelist on the Hard Left Turn podcast that can be found on AccessWDUN.com's Around the Track page.
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