Landon Cassill Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Career & Net Worth

Biography of Landon Cassill

Landon Cassill is an American professional stock car racing driver. He currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 89 Chevrolet Camaro for Shepherd Racing Ventures.

Early career

Cassill was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and began racing on a quad when he was 3 years old. Cassill moved to go-karts. Landon Cassill finished second in the Pro Kart Tour at Atlanta Motor Speedway at age 10. The following year, he earned his first of two Kart Series national championships. Cassill won four International Kart Federation (IKF) championships, some on dirt and some on asphalt.

In 2000, Cassill competed in three different classes: two karting and a midget class. Landon Cassill won all three state championships on the same night. Cassill won four more state championships at the Newton Kart Klub in Newton, Iowa in 2001. He then started racing in a modified at the half mile Hawkeye Downs.

Landon Cassill was racing in the ASA Late Model Series (ASALMS) in 2003 while he was in high school at Jefferson High School in Cedar Rapids. He has also raced in legend, modified, and late model racecars. Other series include the American Speed Association and the CRA Super Series.

Landon Cassill
Landon Cassill

At age 16, he became the youngest winner in ASALMS history when he won at Lake Erie Speedway on June 9, 2006; holding the record until Erik Jones surpassed him at age 14 in 2010. On July 3, Cassill won his second ASALMS race, this time in a Southern Division race at South Georgia Motorsports Park near Cecil, Georgia.

The win made him the first driver to win in both the Northern and Southern Divisions. Landon Cassill won his first Challenge Division race at I-70 Speedway on July 8, 2010, to become the first driver to win in all three divisions. For 196 laps, Landon held the runner-up position on the track to Peter Casilino. Landon secured victory by edging Casilino off the track. Answering questions afterward about the win, Landon replied, “Hey rubbin’s just racin what can I say!” He finished second in the Challenge Division points behind Kelly Bires, and eleventh in the Northern Division despite starting in half of the races.


In 2006, Cassill was introduced to NASCAR through the GM Racing Development competition. He was one of 16 drivers that participated in the three-stage evaluation process that took place at Caraway Speedway in Asheboro, North Carolina, North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia, and Nashville Superspeedway.

Cassill was signed by Hendrick Motorsports in December 2006. In 2007, Cassill tested the team’s Car of Tomorrow car at Lakeland Speedway and Greenville-Pickens Speedway. Along with his driving duties, Cassill has worked in the team’s research and development program and drove during practices for the Hendrick pit crews. Cassill made his Nationwide Series debut at Gateway International Speedway in July 2007 after turning 18, as NASCAR requires national series drivers to be at least 18 years of age (regional series drivers can be 16). Cassill finished 32nd in his debut. He was in contention to score his first top-10 finish at Memphis before another driver spun him out on the final lap. In his six starts that year, his best finish was 18th at Dover.

Landon Cassill
Landon Cassill

Career in 2012

In early February 2012, it was announced that Cassill would drive for Front Row Motorsports in the 2012 Daytona 500, driving the No. 26 Ford, but the deal fell through as Cassill received a full-season offer. Shortly after it was announced that Cassill would drive the No. 83 in 2012, driving for a new team, BK Racing, that purchased the assets and owners’ points of the former Red Bull Racing Team. Cassill would go on to finish 31st in season points.


  • Full Name: Landon Douglas Cassill
  • Date of Birth: July 7, 1989
  • Age: 30 years
  • Birth Place: Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States
  • Car no., team: No. 89 (Shepherd Racing Ventures)
  • 2010 position: 119th
  • Spouse: Katie Linsted (m. 2012)
  • Current team: Chevrolet Xfinity Series racing manufacturer team
  • Parents: Roger Cassill, Colleen Cassill
  • Awards: 2008 NASCAR Nationwide Series Rookie of the Year
  • 2019 position: 45th
  • Best finish: 29th (2016)
  • First race: 2010 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips 400 (Michigan)
  • Last race: 2019 Ford EcoBoost 400 (Homestead)
  • Net Worth: $5 million
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