Gilliland Drives Love’s Ford into Brickyard ‘Funnel’

Driver Feels New Rule Package Will Help No. 38 Team at Indy
STATESVILLE, JULY 22, 2014 – David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Love’s Travel Stops Ford, comments on racing at Indianapolis Motor Speedway:

“Indianapolis is a special place. You feel it just pulling into the tunnel there. There’s just so much history there and it’s an incredible racetrack. It’s also a tough racetrack to get a hold of. It’s flat and fast with long straightaways, and that makes it challenging. But, I think the new rules package that NASCAR has is going to help put on a better race there than ever. It’s always been so much aero there and getting cars down and sealed off. And I think this new rule package just made it a little easier for everybody.

“Boy, it’s narrow — often too narrow for a stock car. It feels OK coming off of Turn 4 and going down the front straightaway, and then it’s like driving into a funnel. When you get down to Turn 1, it’s tight. You see a lot of action happen down there.”

JUST THE FACTS: Gilliland has six Sprint Cup career starts at Indianapolis Motor Speedway … He has two top-20 finishes at the 2.5-mile oval … His best finish at IMS is 17th (2007) … Love’s Travel Stops returns as primary sponsor of the No. 38 Ford at Indianapolis.

How narrow does it get on track on @IMS? @DavidGilliland compares driving into Turn 1 to ‘driving into a funnel.’ #NASCAR

About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports is a race-winning organization competing in NASCAR’s premier Sprint Cup Series, fielding the No. 34 of David Ragan, the No. 38 of David Gilliland and the No. 35 Ford. The team is owned by Bob Jenkins and is headquartered just outside of Charlotte, N.C. FRM was named to INC Magazine’s “INC 5000” list in 2012, recognizing the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The team’s partnership base is representative of more than $200 billion of the U.S. economy and includes organizations such as Ford Motor Company, CSX Transportation, Love’s Travel Stops, Farm Rich, Taco Bell and Long John Silver’s. Visit

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