Richmond II: TRG Motorsports pre-event notes

Cassill Kicks-off Weekend at Richmond with Post-9/11 GI Bill Chevy Richmond, VA, (Sept. 10, 2010) - Landon Cassill and TRG Motorsports kicked-off the Weekend at Richmond in the No. 71 Post-9/11 GI Bill Chevrolet Impala SS with a pep rally in...

Cassill Kicks-off Weekend at Richmond with Post-9/11 GI Bill Chevy

Richmond, VA, (Sept. 10, 2010) - Landon Cassill and TRG Motorsports kicked-off the Weekend at Richmond in the No. 71 Post-9/11 GI Bill Chevrolet Impala SS with a pep rally in front of the Veterans Administration Headquarters (V.A.) building in Washington D.C. yesterday. The team will be competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Air Guard 400 presented by the Post 9/11-GI Bill to be run at Richmond International Raceway tomorrow evening, September 11.

Cassill aroused the crowd with a smoky burn-out behind the wheel of the No. 71 Post-9/11 GI Bill Chevrolet Impala SS on Vermont Avenue. The assembled crowd responded with rave approval through the smoke of the burning Goodyear Eagle tires.

"It was great!" Cassill said. "We had a big crowd of people from the V.A. as well as interested on-lookers. I came out of the tent in the Post-9/11 GI Bill Chevy and did a great burn-out. The crowd was really pumped-up. There were a couple hundred people there on Vermont Avenue. We were able to continue telling the story about the Post-9/11 GI Bill campaign. It is always a great way to kick off a race weekend by burning some rubber down a city street. Hopefully we can carry that great momentum over to the race track tomorrow night."

V.A. Kevin Buckler, team principal, has witnessed the momentum building for the Post-9/11 GI Bill weekend for the last 21-days and kicked-off the event with an rousing speech to the crowd.

"Now that's cool!" Buckler said as Cassill screeched the 71 to a halt just a few feet before the lectern. "This is truly a fantastic opportunity to bring national awareness to this tremendous government program. We had a great event in front of the V.A. We've had the Post-9/11 GI Bill show car at the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Martinsburg Air Show, West Virginia University, VCU Pep Rally, and Northern Virginia Community College. We will also have it onsite today at the Coal Bowl football game featuring Marshall and West Virginia that will be televised on ESPN. It is time for the whole tour to culminate with tomorrow evening's race. This is a fantastic program and we are honored to be a part of it. We are ready!"

-source: trg motorsports

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Kevin Buckler , Landon Cassill
Teams TRG Motorsports