Season-Best Finish at Pocono Gives Team a Boost
STATESVILLE, AUGUST 5, 2014 – David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Long John Silver’s Ford, comments on racing at Watkins Glen International:
“I’m really proud of our effort last week at Pocono. We unloaded well and made the car better for the race. Frank (Kerr), my crew chief, made some good calls, the pit crew did a great job, and we were able to race the cars we needed to race. It felt good to have everything come together like that and show what this team is capable of.
“We love road racing, so we’re excited about Watkins Glen. It’s faster and less technical than Sonoma, so it’s definitely different. It’s high-speed and if your car’s not right, you’re not going to go fast. So, we’ve been working really hard to prepare. Frank has had success there, so we’ll be leaning on him. We feel good about the package we’re taking there.
“When I first started in Cup, people could say, ‘Oh, it’s just one race. It doesn’t really matter.’ But now each race is so very important, especially with the new point structure. Now people are putting a lot of effort into road courses, testing more and building new cars. That does make it more competitive going to those places.”
JUST THE FACTS: Gilliland is coming off his best finish of the season, a 17th-place run at Pocono Raceway … He has six Sprint Cup career starts at Watkins Glen International … His top finish at the 2.45-mile road course is 20th (2012).
About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports is a race-winning organization competing in the 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 teamfrm.com.