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Gilliland on Loudon: It’s 301 Laps on a Freeway On-Ramp

Driver Says Crew Chief Frank Kerr Has Brought More Speed to Flat Oval

STATESVILLE, JULY 8, 2014 – David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Long John Silver’s Ford, comments on racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

“The last couple times we’ve gone to New Hampshire, we’ve had some decent speed. I feel like that’s attributable to Frank Kerr, my crew chief. Since he’s come on, we’ve incorporated some things into our cars that he’s had success with in the past at Loudon and that’s given us more speed. And anytime you go to a track with a little bit more speed, you seem to enjoy it more.

“It’s just a tough place, as flat as it is. It’s like when you’re driving your passenger car on a flat, curving on-ramp onto the freeway. Your tires want to squeal a little bit and it feels like it wants to throw you right into the guardrail. It’s a lot different from the tracks we normally race on and it always presents a challenge, but we’re up for it.”

JUST THE FACTS: Gilliland has 14 Sprint Cup career starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway … His top finish at the 1.058-mile oval (18th) came one year ago.

Tweet: After @NHMS, @DavidGilliland’s next race is at @TheIEC, racing his son and his father in a Super Late Model race 7/19.


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

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