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Team: Front Row Motorsports-38
Age / DOB:  (38) / 4/1/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'9 / 155

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David Gilliland has finished better than he started in the last six consecutive races at Martinsville. He also improved over his qualification effort in three of the previous four events and was sidelined by crash damage in the one race in which he faded.
Last spring Gilliland improved 13 positions in the spring and 12 in the fall. That makes him a great value in games that offer place differential points. Mar 27 - 11:52 AM

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David Gilliland will make his seventh start with Front Row Motorsports at Auto Club this week; he joined that organization in 2010.

Gilliland’s results with this team have been a little erratic, but he finished on the lead lap in 20th in the fall race of his first season with them. That was the year events at Auto Club were shortened to 400 miles. Since then he has failed to go the complete distance and has mostly finished in the 30s.
Mar 19 - 11:29 PM

Before joining Front Row Motorsports, David Gilliland earned three straight top-25s, but in his sixth starts with his current team he is still seeking success. In five previous attempts with that organization, his best finish was a 28th in 2013.

Gilliland was two laps off the pace in that race, but he was running at the end. He could be a decent value in games that offer place differential points because he has lost positions from his qualification effort in only one event in eight starts.
Mar 6 - 3:45 PM

When David Gilliland rolls off the grid for the Folds of Honor Quik Trip 500, it will be his 50th start on one of NASCAR’s similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks with Front Row Motorsports.

Gilliland has not yet cracked the top 15 with this team on this track type, but his best effort was a 17th in the 2013 AdvoCare 500. With a little luck, he could find that elusive result on a course that usually rewards horsepower above other traits.
Feb 27 - 9:41 AM

Fantasy owners often find consistency to be more important than raw speed. David Gilliland finished between 20th and 30th in 23 of the 36 races run last year.

Gilliland should be held in reserve and used when a player needs a predictable result. He failed to finish only four races last year—three of which were occasioned by crash damage—and was running on the lead lap 10 times.
Feb 8 - 9:58 AM

Ricky Benton Racing announced Wednesday that David Gilliland will drive the team's No. 92 Ford in the season-opening NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race.

Gilliland, entering his 10th year as a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series regular, is scheduled to make only his fourth start in the Truck Series in the NextEra Energy Resources 250 at Daytona. Gilliland, who re-signed Jan. 13 with the Front Row Motorsports No. 38 Ford team on the Sprint Cup tour, said maintaining his affiliation to a Ford team in the Truck Series was important. He added that his future with the Benton-owned team, which has participated on a part-time basis the last five seasons, wasn't set in stone beyond Daytona.
Feb 4 - 8:56 PM

David Gilliland will return to Front Row Motorsports in 2015, and his No. 38 Ford will carry the colors of Love's Travel Stops for an expanded 18 races.

The extended partnership will once again anchor Love's as Gilliland's principal sponsor for the season and will return the familiar yellow, red and black scheme to the No. 38 Ford Fusion for half of the 2015 points races. The 2015 Sprint Cup season will mark Gilliland's 10th year in NASCAR's top series and sixth with the Statesville, N.C.-based race team. Love's Travel Stops enters its third year as a partner with the team, having progressively grown its commitment with each season.-Breaking Limits
Jan 13 - 2:59 PM

Veteran crew chief Donnie Wingo will oversee the #38 Love's Travel Stops Ford team and driver David Gilliland at Front Row Motorsports.

Gilliland worked most recently with interim crew chief Jay Guy after Frank Kerr was released after Kansas in October. Wingo, most recently worked with the Wood Brothers and #21 Motorcraft Ford, returned to the Statesville, N.C. shop on Monday where he first enjoyed success with Jimmy Spencer at Haas-Carter
Jan 5 - 2:58 PM

David Gilliland recorded a lap of 176.056 mph in the first round of time trials for the Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It is a minor victory, but that allowed him to qualify on time and line up ahead of the drivers who took owners’ provisionals.

Gilliland qualified 31st last year and stayed within one lap of the leaders at the end of the race to finish 27th. Another result in that range might make him a decent value if he is priced moderately in salary cap games.
Sat, Nov 15, 2014 11:24:00 AM

David Gilliland has posted an average finish of 32nd in seven similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track races this year, but he lacks a level of consistency that allows fantasy players to predict where he will land in the Hollywood Casino 400.

Gilliland’s best finish was a 22nd in the Duck Commander 500 at Texas, but in the next race on this track type he crossed under the checkers 37th at Kansas. With Talladega looming on the schedule, fantasy players will probably want to wait a few weeks before starting the No. 38.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 11:02:00 AM

David Gilliland has scored five 20-something finishes in the five short, flat track races this year, but his most recent attempt at Richmond barely made the grade; he finished 29th in the Federated Auto Parts 400.

Gilliland’s 2014 average on this track type has been 25.6 and his New Hampshire result was a 24th. Expect a mid-20s finish and plan accordingly, which means he could fit a specific niche on a player’s roster.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014 04:19:00 PM

David Gilliland has been consistent in recent months. Since winning the pole for the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona, he has qualified mostly in the low 30s. All but one of his attempts ended in results better than his qualification, with an average finish of 24.7.

Gilliland kept that consistency alive with a 30th-place qualification effort for the Federated Auto Parts 400. Look for him to stay out of trouble and finish somewhere in the high 20s Saturday night.
Fri, Sep 5, 2014 09:24:00 PM

In the past two seasons, David Gilliland has finished in the top 20 only twice in 15 similarly-configured, 1.5-mile track races. His best result was a 17th in last year’s Atlanta AdvoCare 500.

Gilliland hopes that lightning can strike twice and he came close to scoring another top-20 this spring at Texas. He finished 22nd in the Duck Commander 500, but should only be considered a dark horse to back that up in Atlanta.
Wed, Aug 27, 2014 05:21:00 PM

David Gilliland has shown a lot of consistency at Bristol during the past five seasons. In nine races since the start of 2010 he has finished in a narrow band from 20th to 27th.

An average finish of about 24th is good enough to make him a driver to watch this week and if he fits in the final niche on a roster, he might even deserve the position in salary cap games in which he is priced right.
Thu, Aug 21, 2014 12:22:00 PM

David Gilliland has finished consistently in the top 25 on road courses during the past three seasons. All five of his efforts have fallen in a narrow range of 20th to 26th.

Gilliland is a much better road course racer than is usually credited and this streak came with his current team. Look for another low- to mid-20s finish this week.
Fri, Aug 8, 2014 08:55:00 AM