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FYI WIRZ: NHRA Grandson Getting Top NASCAR Coaching at Late Model Level

For an aspiring race car driver, the road to NASCAR's top levels is steep, tricky and expensive.

An early start in racing is almost essential.

NASCAR driver Landon Cassill began racing an ATV at age three and won a Kart Series national championship at age 11. Late Model Stock Car rookie Cody Coughlin, a third-generation racer, started in .25 midgets at age 12 and won a USAC .25 Midget Heavy Mod championship in 2009 at 13.

Cassill will be 22 this July, and Coughlin turned 15 this past December. Both are youthful, but Coach Landon instructs student Cody whenever schedules permit. Cassill explained.

“It’s nothing I ever had to do before,” Cassill said. “It’s new. I constantly r...

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