Earnhardt and Cassill earn top 20's for Johnny Davis at Darlington

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Johnny Davis Motorsports had a strong night in Darlington with both their cars in the top 20, and one inside the top 15.

DARLINGTON, S.C. – Landon Cassill matched his best performance of the season in Friday night’s VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 Nationwide Series race at Darlington Raceway, finishing 12th.

Cassill maneuvered through a two-lap green-flag dash to the finish to claim 12th, on the lead lap. Earlier in the season, he finished 12th at Bristol Motor Speedway.

“It was a very good night for us on a tough track,” Cassill said. “The guys helped keep me up near the front, and we were able to bring it home close to the top 10. To get out of here with a good finish is a big deal.”

The finish boosted Cassill one spot in the Nationwide driver standings to 13th. He is only 15 points out of the top 10. Rookie Chase Elliott won the race, his second series win in a row.

Jeffrey Earnhardt rang up his second straight top-20 finish Friday night in the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway.

Earnhardt finished 19th the previous weekend at Texas Motor Speedway and backed up that run with a 20th on the lead lap at Darlington, one of NASCAR’s toughest tracks. The race was only Earnhardt’s second at Darlington.

“Jeffrey is really stepping forward and showing a lot of progress,” said team owner Johnny Davis. “He’s bringing our cars home and showing that he can move through traffic. He’s making good progress.”

Over the past two races, Earnhardt has jumped two spots to 17th in Nationwide driver points.

Johnny Davis Motorsports

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