Sprint Cup series car owner Joe Falk said on Monday that he expects
Joe Falk is purchasing the No. 33 team from legendary Cup owner Richard Childress. Falk said that
Falk, the 1976 Langley Speedway track champion and a Cup car owner from 1997-2000, said his new Cup team will race weekly. Falk added that he is not ready yet to announce who will drive the Cup car on April 14 in Texas, but that Emporia native Sadler is a possibility.
He said his team will be housed in the same Mooresville, N.C., garage as his Camping World Truck Series team. While Falk partners with Hillman Racing in the trucks series, his Cup team will be independent.
"We're doing this as a development deal with Richard Childress Racing," Falk said.
So Childress' grandson, Dillon — who won two Camping World Truck races last year and has three Nationwide Series top-fives in five starts this season — will get some Cup starts for Falk. And Falk's nephew C.E., who tied a Langley Speedway track record with his third consecutive Late Model title in 2011, should get a start.
Joe Falk said that C.E., 24, is well thought of at RCR racing and is at the top of the list of drivers the team would consider for an opening.
"It would be great to see C.E. compete (in the Cup car) at the next Martinsville race," Joe Falk said. "I think he'll do fine, because he's matured a lot.
"He's well spoken and he knows how to win and how to lose. Racing can be a cruel sport, where there's a lot more downs than ups."
C.E. Falk has experienced plenty of ups, including his victories in the Late Model openers this season at South Boston Speedway and Motor Mile near Radford. With Langley Speedway opening this week, C.E. Falk can complete a unique state trifecta by winning the Late Model opener.
"I don't know if anyone has ever done that before," said C.E. Falk, who has won 38 Late Model races the past three-plus seasons.
C.E. Falk is expected to contend for an unprecedented fourth consecutive Late Model title this year at Langley, which opens its 62nd season with six races on Saturday. He and former Nationwide Series standout Elton Sawyer are the only drivers to win three Late Model titles in a row at Langley.
Should C.E. Falk debut in the Cup race in October at Martinsville, he'll become the first Langley driver to do run in Cup since
WHEN: 7 p.m. Saturday.
WHERE: Langley Speedway, N. Armistead Ave. and Dale Lemonds Lane, across from the
WHAT: Six stock car races (Late Model 100, Super Truck twin-20s, UCAR 25, Pro-Six 30, Champ Kart 20).