Driver documents fluids taken and weight lost at Indianapolis Landon Cassill performed a "science experiment" during Sunday's Crown Royal presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The full-time driver in both the Sprint Cup and XFINITY Series proved his stamina after May's Coca-Cola 600 , running 14 miles to the NASCAR Hall of Fame following NASCAR's longest race of the season. He also qualified to compete in next month's Ironman 70.3 World Championship in Austria. As he braved temperatures that saw one in-car thermometer in Casey Mears ' car reach at least 131 degrees, Cassill had a query: How much weight would a driver lose over 400 miles in a race? See the results of his experiment below. Science experiment! My pre race weight, I'm planning on taking in 80oz of fluids in the race, we'll see what I lose. pic.twitter.com/QJ0W071Yz3 — landon cassill (@landoncassill) July 26, 2015 Consumed 110oz fluids & 1100 calories->post race 147.4lbs. That's -15lbs, replaced 7 of it with fluids, net loss 8lbs pic.twitter.com/WsXq6rsvO0 — landon cassill (@landoncassill) July 26, 2015 That's a 10% gross loss of body weight, getting it back to 5% with fluid replacement. I think I'd like to see closer to 3%. — landon cassill (@landoncassill) July 26, 2015 I few more stats from the 110oz of fluids I took in...1,100 Cal, 1,978mg of sodium, 264g Carbs, 572mg Potassium — landon cassill (@landoncassill) July 26, 2015 FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Landon Cassill conducts his own science experiment about weight loss during the Crown Royal Presents the Jeff Kyle 400 at the Brickyard.
Drives 562.5 miles of Coca-Cola 600, runs 14 more to NASCAR Hall of Fame CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Landon Cassill wiped the sweat from his brow at the end of a 14-mile run to the NASCAR Hall of Fame, twisted the cap to his beverage and readied to take a swig of … Coors Light? That may have been the only hydration mistake the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver made in his Herculean day (and night) Sunday (and Monday), and even then it was hard to fault the Hillman Smith Motorsports driver. He'd earned it. Cassill completed a double of his own on racing's busiest day, driving the No. 40 Chevrolet in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, then turning around and jogging through the night to the NASCAR Hall of Fame. That journey of 13.92 miles took 1 hour, 41 minutes and 49 seconds -- a pace of 7 minutes, 19 seconds per mile -- and ended at 12:58 a.m. on Memorial Day. Cassill accepted a hug and kiss from his wife, Kaitlan, rubbed his dog, Indie, and thanked those who came out to watch the end of his run -- a group that included some of his crew members, as well as team owner Mike Hillman. "It was definitely a mental challenge," Cassill said outside the Hall of Fame, which was lit up in red and neatly contrasted the blaring blue lights from the police vehicles that served as his escorts. "I had to talk to myself a little bit more the last two miles, because it was all uphill. It wasn't a matter of making it to the end, it was continuing to hold the pace I was holding. You don't want to let yourself slow down. "It was a great night." All told, it was a 576.42-mile evening for the 25-year-old driver, who completed 375 laps (out of 400) at Charlotte, then stretched in the garage before starting his run. @landoncassill stretching out before his 14 mile run from @CLTMotorSpdwy to #NASCARHall #Landon614 #SnapNation pic.twitter.com/TCi1kWSnOI — NASCAR Hall of Fame (@NASCARHall) May 25, 2015 It wasn't difficult for Cassill to keep the two distinct events separate: He focused on the race while in the car, then on his pace while running. The event was live-streamed on Periscope by Cassill's sponsor Snap Fitness, and those tracking his progress were treated to a running dialogue, along with occasional cheers from folks watching Cassill jog by. The event raised money for the Folds of Honor Foundation, through a partnership with Snap Fitness. For every 30-day trial pass purchased between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Snap Fitness will donate $1 to the foundation that provides scholarships to families of service members killed or disabled in active duty. Cassill is one of the most active drivers in the garage and routinely logs 30-plus miles of running every week. He also competes in triathlons and says his commitment to fitness is what spurred this idea. "In terms of my profession, it helps me so much in a race car," Cassill said. "It gives me the confidence I need to know I'm the best race car driver I can be. It shows my team I'm giving it all. I'm fresher at the end of a race because of my fitness. And also, people need to know how good it feels to be fit and to be healthy." Cassill certainly looked that part after the run, bantering easily with his friends and family while cooling down. In fact, he looked like he could run another 14 miles. Maybe he'll do another such event in the future? "I don't know," Cassill said with a smile. "Maybe." Here are all my mile splits from the run pic.twitter.com/IDDWyToAFO — landon cassill (@landoncassill) May 25, 2015 FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Jeremy Clements and Landon Cassill make contact while trying to get on pit road during the Firecracker 250.
Company will sponsor No. 40 car for Daytona 500, five other races Play: NASCAR Fantasy Live " Vote: Ultimate Daytona Challenge Landon Cassill will have a familiar sponsor for the Daytona 500 on Feb. 22 (1 p.m. ET, FOX). Carsforsale.com, one of the largest online automotive inventory websites, will be the primary sponsor for Cassill's No. 40 Chevrolet SS, Hillman Smith Motorsports announced on Friday. The company will serve as the primary sponsor for multiple races in the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. In addition to the Daytona 500, those races are: Las Vegas Motor Speedway (March 8), Kansas Speedway (May 9), Michigan International Speedway (June 14), Bristol Motor Speedway (August 22) and Talladega Superspeedway (October 25). "Not only are we happy to have Carsforsale.com back for Daytona, but also that they're increasing their participation with HS Motorsports in 2015," Cassill said in a release provided by the team. "We had a legitimate shot to take them to Victory Lane at Talladega and with our guys fine-tuning the car during the off-season, we're confident it will be even better this year." FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
G&K Services returning as a primary sponsor for the No. 01 team Landon Cassill will have a familiar sponsor returning to the fold for the 2015 XFINITY Series season with his JD Motorsports ride. G&K Services will be back on the No. 01 Chevrolet as a primary sponsor for multiple races as well as a full-time associate sponsor ship. "We've had a great partnership with the folks at G&K," said team owner Johnny Davis in a release. "Their participation with our team has been beneficial to both sides, and it really showed this year as we ran well in so many races. We're looking forward to what the future holds." The 25-year-old Cassill ran a full Nationwide Series slate in 2014 as well as 34 of 36 Sprint Cup Series races. In the Nationwide Series, Cassill had three top-10 finishes en route to a 12th-place finish in the final standings. The 2015 season marks the sixth season that JD Motorsports and G&K Services have been partners. MORE: READ: Latest Chase news PLAY: Monitor your Chase Grid Game picks WATCH: Latest NASCAR video FOLLOW LIVE: Get RaceView FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Landon Cassill competes in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and then runs the 14 miles from the track to the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Kyle Larson makes contact with Landon Cassill sending Cassill in to the wall at Bristol Motor Speedway.
Get caught up quickly before Sunday's 5-hour ENERGY 301 (1:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN) What: 23rd Annual 5-hour ENERGY 301 Where: New Hampshire Motor Speedway; Loudon, New Hampshire When: Sunday, July 19, 2015 TV/Radio: NBCSN, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio Distance: 301 laps (318.46 miles) Green Flag Time: 1:45 p.m. ET Pit Road Speed : 45 mph Caution Car Speed: 50 mph On The Front Row " See the full starting lineup " Check out all 43 cars 1. Carl Edwards , Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota (135.164 mph) 2. Joey Logano , Team Penske No. 22 Ford (135.021 mph) Failed To Qualify Reed Sorenson , Premium Motorsports No. 62 Chevrolet Fastest in Practice First practice: Kyle Larson , Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates No. 42 Chevrolet (133.708 mph) " Full results Second practice: Kevin Harvick , Stewart-Haas Racing No. 4 Chevrolet (132.094 mph) " Full results Final practice: Carl Edwards , Joe Gibbs Racing No. 19 Toyota (133.110 mph) " Full results Looking for a First Kyle Larson is hoping to join a list of drivers that include Clint Bowyer , Joey Logano and Ryan Newman here at New Hampshire. The three earned their first Sprint Cup Series win at the 1.058-mile track. Larson, still searching for that first trip to Victory Lane in Sprint Cup , finished third and second, respectively, in his only two starts here a year ago. Trouble in the Garage Saturday's opening practice proved to be a short one for Jeff Gordon as the four-time Sprint Cup champion's No. 24 Chevrolet sustained heavy damage to the right rear quarter panel when Gordon backed out of his pit stall into the path of Clint Bowyer . Bowyer's No. 15 Toyota suffered only slight damage to the nose; Gordon, 21st fastest before the incident, missed the remainder of the session while the team repaired the car. " RELATED: Learn more about the incident Unlucky 13? Not for this Guy Hillman Racing driver Landon Cassill will start 13th, his best starting spot of the season in the No. 40 Chevrolet. "Really a heroic effort for our team," Cassill said. "We have really been looking forward to this race because we run so well on short tracks. It's really cool to see that kind of anticipation pay off." One to keep an eye on David Ragan qualified third in the MWR No. 55 Toyota, the team's best starting spot of the season. The organization's last Sprint Cup victory came here with Brian Vickers behind the wheel of the No. 55 in 2013. "It's still encouraging for our team to know that we've won here recently," said Ragan. "… A lot of guys on our pit crew were part of that team that went to Victory Lane." Young and not-so-young Joey Logano became the Sprint Cup Series' youngest winner in 2009 when he scored his first victory at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He was 19. Mark Martin holds the distinction of being the oldest winner here, whipping the field that same season at the age of 50. Nothing to Lose "That's the beauty of running part-time … you can go for wins and not have to worry about anything else. That's what we’re here to do, we're here to win and we're going to try the best that we can. Guys will be pretty aggressive the last handful of laps and we'll be right there being as aggressive as we can, too." – Ryan Blaney , driver of the No. 21 Wood Brothers Racing Ford. " RELATED: Blaney happy to make the field Defending 5-hour ENERGY 301 Champion Brad Keselowski , Team Penske No. 2 Ford Former New Hampshire Winners In Field Kurt Busch , Jeff Gordon , Jimmie Johnson , Ryan Newman , Tony Stewart (3); Joey Logano , Denny Hamlin , Clint Bowyer (2); Greg Biffle , Kyle Busch , Kevin Harvick , Kasey Kahne , Matt Kenseth , Brad Keselowski (1). FULL SERIES COVERAGE • Latest news • Standings • Schedule
Coors Light Pole Qualifying Saturday, July 25 (1:10 p.m. ET, NBCSN/Live Extra) Entry Car # Driver Team 1 98 Timmy Hill (i) Curb Records Ford 2 62 Reed Sorenson Chevrolet 3 26 Jeb Burton # Maxim Fantasy Sports/Estes Toyota 4 83 Matt DiBenedetto # VooDoo BBQ & Grill Toyota 5 23 JJ Yeley(i) Dr Pepper Toyota 6 32 Josh Wise Brandise Machinery Ford 7 7 Alex Bowman Marsh Supermarkets Chevrolet 8 34 Brett Moffitt # CSX Play It Safe Ford 9 35 Cole Whitt Speed Stick Ford 10 38 David Gilliland FFA Ford 11 46 Michael Annett Switch Hitch Chevrolet 12 40 Landon Cassill (i) Chevrolet 13 6 Trevor Bayne AdvoCare Ford 14 51 Justin Allgaier Brandt Chevrolet 15 9 Sam Hornish Jr . Medallion Bank Ford 16 95 Michael McDowell Thrivent Financial Ford 17 43 Aric Almirola Eckrich Ford 18 47 AJ Allmendinger Kroger/Kingsford Charcoal Chevrolet 19 17 Ricky Stenhouse Jr . NOS Energy Drink Ford 20 22 Joey Logano Shell Pennzoil Ford 21 33 Brian Scott (i) Shore Lodge Chevrolet 22 27 Paul Menard Duracell/Menards Chevrolet 23 31 Ryan Newman Grainger Chevrolet 24 13 Casey Mears GEICO Chevrolet 25 10 Danica Patrick GoDaddy Chevrolet 26 16 Greg Biffle Lilly/American Diabetes Association Ford 27 25 Chase Elliott (i) NAPA Auto Parts Chevrolet 28 3 Austin Dillon Dow/Mycogen Chevrolet 29 19 Carl Edwards Stanley Toyota 30 18 Kyle Busch Skittles Toyota 31 21 Ryan Blaney (i) Motorcraft/Quick Lane/JDRF Ford 32 1 Jamie McMurray McDonald's/Cessna Chevrolet 33 55 David Ragan Aaron's Dream Machine Toyota 34 78 Martin Truex Jr . Furniture Row/Visser Precision Chevrolet 35 20 Matt Kenseth Dollar General Toyota 36 14 Tony Stewart Mobil 1/Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet 37 15 Clint Bowyer 5-hour Energy Toyota 38 42 Kyle Larson Target Chevrolet 39 5 Kasey Kahne Farmers Chevrolet 40 24 Jeff Gordon 3M Chevrolet 41 2 Brad Keselowski Miller Lite Ford 42 88 Dale Earnhardt Jr . Nationwide Chevrolet 43 4 Kevin Harvick Jimmy John's/Budweiser Chevrolet 44 48 Jimmie Johnson Kobalt Tools Chevrolet 45 41 Kurt Busch Haas Automation Chevrolet 46 11 Denny Hamlin FedEx Express Toyota