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With Ty Gibbs, Noah Gragson, and AJ Allmendinger all headed to the Cup Series, Mark Taylor ranks the drivers who will step up for the 2023 Xfinity Series season.
C.J. Radune writes that the championship contender with arguably the most momentum heading into the championship weekend is Noah Gragson.
One of C.J. Radune's top choices Saturday is Austin Hill, whose two victories this season have him firmly among the Xfinity Series championship contenders.
Noah Gragson leads the series in wins and enters this final round of elimination races in the top position.
AJ Allmendinger and Ty Gibbs are the top plays for Dane Shinault Saturday, as they have a lot of upside on a track type on which they have combined for eight wins in the last 12 races.
Past Fantasy Outlooks
Cassill is one of the big winners in the driver free agency sweepstakes. The veteran driver was announced in early December as a new signee for Kaulig Racing and their growing super stable. Cassill replaces Jeb Burton in the team's No. 10 Chevrolet and will race the full season with this very capable race team. He's a 12-season veteran of this division of NASCAR, but he's never competed with a team this well-equipped and strong. Burton drove this car to one victory and 16 Top-10 finishes in 2021. Cassill could reach that potential and much more. With close to 500 starts of experience between NASCAR's top two divisions, he has the experience to hit the ground running with this race team.
Raced in just four events last season with Morgan Shepherd's small race team in the Xfinity Series. The veteran driver made start-and-park efforts in all four events. 2021 promises to be a better season for the No. 89 team, and team owner Shepherd has committed to racing and not start-and-parking. It's unknown at this time how much Cassill will be involved in the effort. - UPDATE 1-22-21 - Cassill signed with JD Motorsports to drive the team's No. 4 Chevrolet this season. This is a big upgrade to his fantasy racing worth.
Cassill takes a bit of a hit in value in 2020 as he looks to be shifting from full-time Cup Series competition to just part-time. StarCom Racing has committed to put Quin Houff in their No. 00 Chevrolet this season, and has stated that Cassill will be "part of the team". So at this point it's unclear how many starts Cassill will receive, but it looks like Houff could be in for a majority of the action. The veteran nabbed just two Top-20 finishes last season, and both came at the superspeedway ovals of Daytona and Talladega. There's limited potential racing with this small race team. If Houff stumbles at any point, Cassill could be in line for more starts. However, it's a very cloudy picture and outlook heading into the upcoming season.
The nine-season veteran will return to the StarCom Racing team that he competed with last season. The No. 00 Chevrolet made 29 of the 36 events in an attempt to race full-time in 2018. The team has purchased the team charter that they leased last season in a commitment to race full-time this season. Cassill labored at times last year with this team, but still only registered three DNF's despite the team's small size and equipment disadvantage. This driver and team's highlight from last season was their season-best 18th-place finish at Las Vegas to kick off the Chase. It was one of only two Top-20 finishes for Cassill in 2018. They will look to improve upon that this season, but face an uphill climb.
Cassill will not return to Front Row Motorsports in 2018, and at the time of this writing he’s still a free agent and in limbo as far as a team. The 28-year-old driver possesses some valuable skills and experience with over 250-career starts in the Cup Series. Cassill only managed three Top-20 finishes last season, and no Top 10’s. That’s likely the reason why he and FRM parted ways. Still, he presents good value and experience for a small single-car race team. There are a handful of race teams that are organizing for a full-time run in the upcoming season, and Cassill will most likely land a driving gig for one of them.
After one season at Front Row Motorsports, Cassill has earned another season at this multi-car race team. He piloted the No. 38 Ford to seven Top-20 finishes last season and ended up 29th in the overall driver standings. Cassill limited his DNF's to just one and as a result he was running at the end of almost every race. That showed up in his respectable 26.3 average finish across the campaign. Cassill will now try to inch the bar higher for this race team in 2017. He and crew chief Donnie Wingo will be reunited and they will continue to improve speed, handling and team chemistry at the No. 38 team. The 26-year-old driver now has 223 starts of Monster Energy Cup Series experience, so Cassill has become a seasoned veteran in the lower tier of the driver pool.
Cassill's plans are still unannounced. He spent much of last season racing for owner Joe Falk and the No. 40 Chevrolet team. It wouldn't be at all surprising to see this association continue into 2016. Cassill made all 36 starts last year with an average finish of 30.6 and six DNF's. Not ideal performance by any stretch of the imagination, and a slight downturn from his previous year's numbers. The good news is that Cassill now has 187-career starts at NASCAR's top level, so experience is not an issue at all. The only bad news is that this team's lack of owner points makes Cassill a potential to fail to qualify any given weekend. While that didn't happen last year, it's still a possibility going into the new season. - Cassill signed with Front Row Motorsports in Jan '16.
Although it’s not written in stone, Cassill should be returning to the No. 83 Toyota of BK Racing in 2013. He raced the full schedule with this new team last season. The results were mixed but generally good for a young driver with a start-up team. Cassill posted seven Top-20 finishes en route to a 31st-place finish in the driver standings. That’s the good news. This driver and team will have provisional starts in the upcoming season, thanks to their Top 35 status. For that reason alone BK Racing is in a good position to keep Cassill in the seat of this Toyota Camry and keep the growth going.
More Fantasy News
Third at Talladega
Cassill finished third in the Sparks 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday afternoon.
Top 5 in Coke Zero Sugar 400
Cassill finished fourth in the Coke Zero Sugar 400 NASCAR Cup Series race at Daytona International Speedway Sunday afternoon.
Runner-up Finish at Martinsville
Cassill finished second in the Call 811 Before You Dig 250 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Martinsville Speedway Friday night.
Joins Kaulig Racing
Voyager Digital Ltd. announced a two-year extension of its partnership with Cassill in collaboration with Kaulig Racing, which is adding Cassill to its 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series lineup.
Superspeedway Starts with Gaunt Brothers
Veteran NASCAR Cup Series driver Cassill will be behind the wheel of the No. 96 Carnomaly Toyota Camry for Gaunt Brothers Racing at this season's remaining superspeedway races - Saturday night's regular-season finale at Daytona International Speedway and Oct. 3 at Talladega Superspeedway, Gaunt Brothers Racing PR reports.