Rick Cassel to Tune B & B Racing Funny Car

Cassel Joins B & B for 1999 Season COLUMBIA, Md - Bob Weickgenannt and the Nitro Funny Car team of B & B Racing have announced that Rick Cassel has joined the team as Crew Chief for the 1999 season. Cassel, a veteran tuner with more than 10 ...

Cassel Joins B & B for 1999 Season

COLUMBIA, Md - Bob Weickgenannt and the Nitro Funny Car team of B & B Racing have announced that Rick Cassel has joined the team as Crew Chief for the 1999 season. Cassel, a veteran tuner with more than 10 years of experience will be calling the shots for the third-year team from Maryland. Cassel led a Nitro dragster team to a 9th place finish in the 1998 season standings. Rick’s work with on-board data acquisition systems is going to be critical to the B & B team this season. Said Weickgenannt; "we’re excited to have a person of Rick’s caliber join our team. He brings some great experience and knowledge to our program and that should be a big plus for the B & B team this year." With the addition of Cassel, the team retained the nucleus of the 1998 crew which should allow for a smooth opening to the 1999 season.

In addition to adding Cassel to the plan, the team announced that it added another associate sponsor to the mix to help complete the picture for the 1999 season. Dana (with their divisions Clevite, Mr. Gasket, Wix and Perfect Circle) has joined B & B’s long-time sponsors Variform Vinyl Siding, Velux Roof Windows & Doors, and Tenneco Building Products for 1999. "We’re proud to have a company like Dana put their faith in our team and work with us during 1999", said Weickgenannt.

The B & B team will debut their new Greg Ozubko-designed Dodge Avenger at the Gatornationals in Gainesville, FL.

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