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New team buys up Red Bull Racing assets

TRG ran for three years in NASCAR competition but shut down its Cup team over the winter. The new team is being financially backed by former TRG investors, but TRG owner Kevin Buckler himself is not involved in the new venture. The team will be working out of Randy Moss Motorsports shop in Statesville, NC, and will get its engines from Triad. A name for the team will be announced shortly.

"I've got a lot of faith in this deal," said Cassill. "These guys want to get to the race track, want to do it right, pay their bills and they really want to have a good reputation.

"They want to race and they want to do it right. They got away from that [at TRG] and have moved on and created a pretty neat opportunity," he continued. "These guys have dabbled into NASCAR through TRG but have decided they want to do this the right way and be competitive ... They want to make a good impression on the sport and be a positive addition to NASCAR."

As well as purchasing the owner points for the #83 car driven by Vickers last season, who finished 25th in the points standings, the new Cup team also bought the points for the #4 that was driven by Kasey Kahne who came 14th in the standings, making the addition of a second car a distinct possibility for Daytona at least.

The Red Bull drinks company shocked NASCAR last summer by announcing that it was pulling out of NASCAR involvement entirely at the end of the 2011 season. Unable to find a buyer at the time, the team formally shut its doors in December and all staff were laid off. Former Red Bull vice president and general manager Jay Frye is now working in an executive position for Hendrick Motorsports.




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