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NSCS: Gilliland: ‘You Can Really Let Your Car Go’ at Phoenix

Driver Learned Winning Ways at Short Track Early in Career
STATESVILLE, NOVEMBER 4, 2014 – David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Long John Silver’s Ford, comments on racing at Phoenix International Raceway:

“I really like Phoenix. I’ve won some races there in other series, and I have a lot of friends and family coming out. So I like it for that reason. And it’s just a great racetrack. Definitely different than any other track we go to. It’s even different within itself, looking at both ends. Turns 1 and 2 are quite a bit different than 3 and 4. It definitely drives like a short track, even though it’s a mile long. It’s tight and you’re on the brakes, and you drive it like a short track. Definitely a unique place, but a special place for me. 

“You have to drive it differently than anywhere else. That wall coming out of Turn 2, it used to feel like it was going to reach out and grab you. And it has grabbed me, more times than I’d probably like to admit. Since they’ve opened that up, you can really let your car go and get a good run getting into 3.”


JUST THE FACTS: Gilliland has 16 Sprint Cup career starts at Phoenix International Raceway … He has one top-15 at the one-mile oval… His top finish at Phoenix is 15th (2008) … Long John Silver’s returns as primary sponsor of the No. 38 Ford.
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.

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