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Plans Currently Up in the Air for Cayden Lapcevich

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Near the end of February, NASCAR Next member Cayden Lapcevich surprised many fans when his family team Fastline Motorsports listed their racecars for sale. 

“We’re just putting it out there and weigh our options at this point, really,” Lapcevich said at The Motorama Custom Car and Motorsports Show. “If we come across funding and we’re able to do the full (NASCAR) Pinty’s Series again, then we will. But we’re exploring our options, seeing what’s out there, and maybe trying to venture down south this season. Nothing is set in stone and everything is still up in the air.”

Over the past two years, the third-generation racer has proven his talent on track, winning six NASCAR Pinty’s Series races to go with the championship in 2016. Despite that, finding sponsorship has been a constant struggle for the team. 

While they were able to make the past two years work for them in the series, most of the marketing deals were single-race partnerships and came together sometimes a week before the event in question. 

If they were able to find a full-time sponsor, Lapcevich said it would help the season flow a lot better.

“We’d know what we’re doing each week and we wouldn’t have to second guess ourselves so much,” he commented. “But the not knowing is helped really keep things interesting for myself and my family. I hear it often from the fan base, too, with people asking what I am doing. I just keep saying, ‘I’m not sure’ and then we show up and the fans are happy to see us there.

“So yeah, to have a big name on the car would be awesome and make life a lot easier for my family – but I like keeping things interesting.”

As questions continue to swirl surrounding his plans, he did drop a photo on twitter near the end of March.



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Ashley McCubbin

Currently the Executive Editor for Popular Speed, Ashley McCubbin also runs Short Track Musings, while handling media relations for OSCAAR. Currently living in Bradford, Ontario, she spends her weekend at the local short tracks in the area taking photos.