David Gilliland was the only driver who failed to qualify for the Hellmann's 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway with a speed of 188.089 mph that made him the lowest non-charter driver.
David Gilliland overcame crash damage in both of his 2016 starts to finish in the front half of the pack. He was 19th in the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway and 17th in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway
David Gilliland failed to race his way into the Daytona 500, but that is unremarkable because of NASCAR’s new franchise system that limited so few spots to open drivers. In the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, he finished 17th after starting deep in the pack in 39th.
David Gilliland was running fifth when he took the white flag in the Geico 500 at Talladega SuperSpeedway, but he got shuffled out of the draft on that final lap and finished 17th.
Front Row Motorsports will enter a third car for David Gilliland for the Daytona 500. This organization has two charters, which will currently be used for Chris Buescher and Landon Cassill, so Gilliland will have to race the No. 35 into the show.
David Gilliland scored nine top-25 finishes in 2015 and that made him marginally interesting to fantasy players on a number of occasions. A little more was expected from the Front Row Motorsports organization, however, after a mostly solid 2014 season.
David Gilliland (#38 Florida Lottery Ford Fusion) finished 32nd in the November 22nd NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season-ending Ford EcoBoost 400 at Florida's Homestead-Miami Speedway.
Gilliland has posted consistent times in the 30s all weekend for the Quicken Loans 500 at Phoenix International Raceway. He was 35th in Friday’s practice, qualified 34th, and was 33rd in Saturday morning’s session.
David Gilliland has finished better than he started in nine of his last 10 Martinsville Speedway attempts. All of these have come behind the wheel of a Front Row Motorsports car.
David Gilliland has made 20 plate starts with Front Row Motorsports, which has resulted in two top-fives and two other top-10s. Three of these strong runs came at Talladega SuperSpeedway, the site of this week’s CampingWorld.com 500.
David Gilliland could fit a niche on a fantasy roster this week at Michigan International Speedway if he helps extend one’s salary cap. Three of his last five Michigan races ended in solid results of 18th through 22nd.
In the first three races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks this year, David Gilliland finished in the 20s each time with a best of 22nd at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He slipped to 32nd at Kansas last week and hopes to rebound this week in the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
David Gilliland and the Ricky Benton Racing (RBR) Enterprises NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) team are heading to Charlotte for the North Carolina Education Lottery 200 with a truckload of confidence and a brand new No. 92 Ford F-150.
David Gilliland has had some of his best career runs on plate tracks with six top-10s at Talladega SuperSpeedway and Daytona International Speedway. Unfortunately, four of his last five attempts ended outside the top 25.