Gilliland Has ‘Race to Finish’ in Kansas

Driver Returns to Scene of Violent, Fiery Wreck in May Race
STATESVILLE, SEPT. 30, 2014 – David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 MDS Transport Ford, comments on racing at Kansas Speedway:

“Historically, Kansas has not been one of my favorite tracks, but earlier this year we were actually running OK. And then we got into one of the worst accidentsI’ve ever been in. It tore up our race car, which is now sitting in Dale Jr.’s car graveyard. So, we’re starting fresh with a different car. I feel like we have some unfinished business. We have a race to finish.

“Mile-and-a-half tracks are not all the same, no matter what people think. They’re definitely not cookie-cutter. The challenging thing about Kansas is just that you’re going so fast that you see guys that normally don’t spin out and wreck getting into trouble. You’re not just on the edge, you’re a half a step over the edge the whole time. And it’s easy to cross that line and lose control. You feel like you’re going 50 or 60 miles an hour faster than you are.”

JUST THE FACTS: Gilliland has 11 Sprint Cup career starts at Kansas Speedway … His top finish at Kansas is 22nd (2006 and 2008) … MDS Transport returns as primary sponsor on the No. 38 Ford … Gilliland will be at the Ford Racing display Sunday at 10am for Q&A with fans.
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 and the No. 38 of David Gilliland.  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