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Gilliland: Pocono as Easy as 3, 2, 1

Driver Says Speed Comes by ‘Working Backwards’

STATESVILLE, JUNE 3, 2014 – David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Long John Silver’s Ford, comments on racing at Pocono Raceway:
“Pocono is always challenging. It’s three completely different turns, which makes it a completely different racetrack from anything else we race on. You’ve got to pick your turn. In the past, I’ve worked on Turn 1 too much, and Turn 3 is really where you make or break yourself. So, our focus is 3, 2, 1, kind of working backwards because that’s how your speed comes. It’s a unique track, but it’s fun and very, very fast.

“It seems like the first year or two after a repave, there’s not a whole lot of difference. But every year after that, it seems to really change quite a bit. So, I look for it to be quite a bit different than it was, especially with how the winter and the snow up there affect the track.”
JUST THE FACTS: Gilliland has 14 Sprint Cup career starts at Pocono Raceway … His top finish at Pocono is 16th (2008).

 

. @DavidGilliland on tackling @poconoraceway: ‘Our focus is 3, 2, 1 … because that’s how your speed comes.’ #WhatTurn4
 

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.

 

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