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Ripple Effect? Gilliland Says Charlotte Has New Challenge

Love’s Travel Stops Team Prepares for 600 Miles of Changing Conditions


STATESVILLE, MAY 20, 2014 – David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Love’s Travel Stops Ford, comments on racing 600 miles at Charlotte Motor Speedway:


“We learned during All-Star weekend that the track at Charlotte Motor Speedway has changed. It seems a lot rougher than it has in the past. It’s actually not just bumps but ripples in the track. And they’re on both ends of the track, right in the groove along the bottom. We watched everybody kind of struggle with it last week.


“We learned a lot last week that will transfer over to this weekend. But the sheer length of the Coke 600 still makes it an entirely different race. I’d say for the first three quarters of the race the track is changing. The last two or three runs are similar, but from the start of the race to about the three-quarter mark, it’s ever-changing. It’s the craziest thing.”


JUST THE FACTS: Gilliland has 15 starts at Charlotte Motor Speedway… His top finish at the 1.5-mile oval is 20th (2013), a history best for Front Row Motorsports at Charlotte … Love’s Travel Stops returns as primary sponsor of the No. 38 for the Coca-Cola 600.




. @DavidGilliland on @CLTMotorSpdwy during #Coke600: ‘For the first 3/4 of the race, the track is ever-changing. It’s the craziest thing.’ #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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