NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Landon Cassill is suing his former team, BK Racing, for being deceived and not properly being paid his winnings.
Cassill is suing his former employers for what he claims is $205,000 in unpaid winnings and an undisclosed amount of money for being told in mid-January that he would not be driving for BK Racing.
“I really hated to go the legal route but at the end of the day I’m ultimately asking to be paid what I earned last season. I was excited to race for BK in 2013 and was disappointed when my contract was no renewed for this season.” – Landon Cassill in a released statement.
Cassill’s lawsuit was filed last month in a Charlotte North Carolina Superior Court. In the lawsuit, it is stated that a performance-based clause in his contract included a minimum payout of $500,000. After the season was over, his earned $355,000 of that. Cassill claims that he is still owed $145,000.
Cassill files misled by the BK Racing in terms of how they handled his dismissing. He claims they left him believing he would drive for them again this season, but was released late into the off season.
Reportedly, Ron Devine (team co-owner), sent Cassill a pay scale he was proposing for the 2013 season.
David Reuttimann replaced Cassill in the No. 83 BK Racing entry. Cassill moved onto a part time ride with Joe Falk in the No. 33 Chevrolet.