|Owner(s)||Joe Falk, Mike Hillman, Sr.|
|Base||Mooresville, North Carolina, United States|
|Series||Sprint Cup Series|
|Car numbers||33, 40|
|Race drivers||Landon Cassill
Ron Fellows (road courses)
|Debut||2012 Samsung Mobile 500 (Texas)|
|Latest race||2013 Ford EcoBoost 400 (Homestead)|
Circle Sport is a stock car racing team that currently competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, fielding the No. 33 Chevrolet in association with RCR, and the No. 40 Chevrolet in association with Hillman Racing. Landon Cassill is the team's primary driver in 2013, with Tony Raines and Ron Fellows driving entries for the team on a part-time basis.
Sprint Cup Series
Car No. 33 history
In 2011 Joe Falk, former owner of LJ Racing, returned to team ownership in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, running the No. 50 for LTD Powersports with driver T.J. Bell on a limited basis starting with the Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. Bell competed for Rookie of the Year during the season, but only qualified for five races, four of them with Falk's team, which failed to qualify for nine additional races.
In April 2012, Falk announced that he was purchasing the No. 33 Sprint Cup Series team from Richard Childress Racing. The team, one Childress had planned to run for only the first five races of the season, was transferred to Falk's ownership after the race at Martinsville Speedway; Falk planned to run a number of drivers in the car, renamed Circle Sport, over the remainder of the season, including Tony Raines, Jeff Green, Stephen Leicht, Austin Dillon, Hermie and Elliott Sadler, and C. E. Falk. However in late May it was announced that Leicht would be competing for the team for the majority of the remainder of the season, attempting to win Rookie of the Year honors, except for the June race at Michigan, where Childress ran the No. 33 for Austin Dillon. Cole Whitt also ran some races in a start-and-park role. Leicht would win Rookie of the Year honors despite competing in just 15 races, finishing with a team-best 26th at Watkins Glen.
For 2013, Circle Sport maintained its alliance with Richard Childress Racing. Former BK Racing driver Landon Cassill took over the No. 33 for the majority of the season with Dillon and Brian Scott in the 33 as an RCR entry. For the road courses, road course ringer Ron Fellows ran the 33 for Circle Sport. Following the introduction of the #40 entry, Tony Raines and Landon Cassill would rotate seats in these cars when Circle Sport fielded both the 33 and 40 entries.
Car No. 40 history
Beginning at Indianapolis, Circle Sport, in association with Hillman Racing, began fielding a second car in Sprint Cup Series competition; the #40. This move allowed Landon Cassill and Circle Sport to compete in races in which Austin Dillon was scheduled to run the No. 33 with RCR; later the team began entering both cars during races, its drivers Cassill and Raines rotating seats in each entry.
|T. J. Bell||4||0||0|
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