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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, driver of the No. 38 Long John Silver's Ford, comments on racing at Martinsville Speedway.
"Martinsville is a unique track. You get done with that race and 95 percent of the drivers are boiling mad. The guy that won, of course, is pretty happy. Everybody else has been knocked and shoved and pushed around. ..you know you're going to get run into -- probably multiple times. And you're going to run into people. So, you've got to try to control your emotions in the car. That's the most challenging part of Martinsville Speedway."-Breaking Limits Mar 26 - 8:04 PM

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David Gilliland has 12 Sprint Cup career starts at Auto Club Speedway.

His top finish in Fontana is 17th (2008). The 37-year-old driver is from nearby Riverside, Calif. Love's Travel Stops returns as the primary sponsor on the No. 38 Ford Fusion.-Breaking Limits
Mar 19 - 1:09 PM

David Gilliland will take a detour -- on foot -- on his way to Las Vegas Motor Speedway this week.

The driver of the No. 38 Love's Travel Stops Ford will be part of a group hiking more than 20 miles of trails through the Grand Canyon Tuesday and Wednesday. Gilliland has seven Sprint Cup career starts at Las Vegas. His top finish at LVMS is 14th (2009). Love's Travel Stops returns as the primary sponsor on the No. 38 Ford Fusion.-Breaking Limits
Mar 4 - 9:25 PM

David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Love's Travel Stops Ford comments on racing at Phoenix International Raceway.

"Phoenix is an awesome racetrack. I've won there in other divisions and really enjoy going out west and seeing friends and family. With the new rule changes and the qualifying format changes, it's going to be a different Phoenix than we've ever seen. Qualifying is going to be a wild deal." Gilliland has 15 Sprint Cup career starts at Phoenix. His top finish s 15th (2008). Love's Travel Stops returns for its second of 14 races this season.-Breaking Limits
Feb 26 - 11:10 AM

Love's Travel Stops will significantly broaden its partnership with Front Row Motorsports (FRM) in 2014, partnering with the Sprint Cup Series team for 14 races on David Gilliland's No. 38 Ford.

Fans will first see the return of the bright yellow, red and black paint scheme at the season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Love's Travel Stops first teamed up with FRM in 2013, sponsoring three races in the company's first venture into NASCAR. Gilliland pushed the brand to the center of attention at Talladega in May, when his Love's Travel Stops Ford shoved teammate David Ragan to the front of the field to earn FRM's first victory in a 1-2 Ragan-Gilliland finish.-Breaking Limits
Jan 21 - 11:26 AM

David Gilliland (No. 38 Ford) and his team look at their improvement at the Sprint Cup Series' mile-and-a-half tracks as their biggest accomplishment in 2013.

Going into this weekend's race at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway, the team is averaging a 25th-place finish at 1.5-milers, compared to a 29th-place average finish throughout 2012. The team also has more lead-lap finishes this year on intermediate tracks than one year ago.-Breaking Limits
Wed, Nov 13, 2013 07:29:00 PM

David Gilliland (No. 38 Ford) is a west coast native and spent several years racing the one-mile oval in Avondale, Ariz., earlier in his racing career.

Those days included a trip to the track's Victory Lane back in his K&N Pro Series West racing career in a race he started from the pole (2005). Gilliland has 14 starts at Phoenix in his Cup career with a top finish of 15th (2008).-Breaking Limits
Wed, Nov 6, 2013 11:18:00 PM

Frank Kerr, crew chief for David Gilliland in the Sprint Cup Camping World RV Sales 500 at Talladega Superspeedway wins the Moog Problem Solver of the Race award.

The award goes to the crew chief that improves the most from first half of the race to the second half utilizing the 40 best lap times (improved 0.214 seconds). Gilliland started the race in 24th place and finished seventh. He is 27th in the 2013 Sprint Cup point standings.
Sun, Oct 20, 2013 08:37:00 PM

Front Row Motorsports will build off another season of significant growth and new team records in 2013 -- one that included the team's first win -- with the return of drivers David Ragan and David Gilliland in 2014.

The pair made Front Row history in May with a dramatic, last-lap dash to the checkers at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway for a 1-2 Ragan-Gilliland finish and the team's first-ever NASCAR victory. The two drivers have also combined to earn the team's highest championship points standings in its five years of full-time Sprint Cup Series racing. The 2014 season will be Front Row Motorsports' fifth year teaming with Gilliland and its third with Ragan. The 27-year-old Ragan will return to the cockpit of the No. 34 entry and the 37-year-old Gilliland will once again pilot the No. 38.-Breaking Limits
Fri, Oct 18, 2013 10:46:00 AM

Sunday's Sylvania 300 will be David Gilliland's 250th start in his eight-year Sprint Cup Series career.

Gilliland doesn't mince words when you ask how he feels about Loudon. It's always been among his least favorite tracks on the circuit. But he credits crew chief Frank Kerr with changing his attitude about the 1.058-mile oval this season. The driver-crew chief pair worked its way to an 18th-place finish at the July New Hampshire event -- Gilliland's career-best finish at the Loudon, N.H., oval and significantly better than his career average finish of 32nd at the venue.-Breaking Limits
Wed, Sep 18, 2013 11:04:00 PM

David Gilliland (38 Ford) wasn't on site for the Goodyear tire test at Atlanta three weeks ago, but he firmly believes he'll benefit from it.

Teammate David Ragan participated in the test and brought back some knowledge about how the Gen-6 car runs on the 1.5-mile oval that can help the entire Front Row Motorsports organization. Gilliland has 11 career starts at Atlanta with a top finish of 20th (2010).-Breaking Limits
Tue, Aug 27, 2013 12:21:00 PM

David Gilliland already has plenty of laps under his belt on the 2.45-mile Watkins Glen road course.

The No. 38 Long John Silver's team tested at the track last week to prepare for the series' second road race of the year. The Cheez-It 355 at The Glen will be Gilliland's sixth start on the course. He earned his best result last year when he finished 20th.-Breaking Limits
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 10:17:00 AM

David Gilliland and his No. 38 Long John Silver's team still have fresh in their minds what worked and what didn't when the team visited the Long Pond, Pa., track just eight weeks ago.

Trial and error helped the crew to learn what works well for the Gen-6 car on the unique track - and what doesn't. The event will be Gilliland's 15th Sprint Cup Series start at Pocono. He has four straight top-25 finishes over the past two years. His best career finish was 16th (2008).-Breaking Limits
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 10:56:00 AM

David Gilliland's mind is still in Daytona this week as he preps for the Sprint Cup Series' next race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

He was in the top five entering the final lap of last weekend's Coke Zero 400 and had a shot at a win. But his lane's momentum stalled out, and then he was caught up in a wreck coming to the checkered flag. He still finished 15th for his second top-15 finish of the 2013 season. He has 12 career starts at Loudon, with a best finish of 27th (2012).-Breaking Limits
Tue, Jul 9, 2013 07:40:00 PM

After David Gilliland pushed his teammate to Front Row Motorsports' first win at Talladega for a 1-2 finish in May, it's only natural to rib David Ragan about returning the favor this weekend at Daytona.

Gilliland is very much in favor of that role reversal. In 10 Cup career starts, Gilliland has a pole position, one top-five and two top-10 finishes at the 2.5-mile superspeedway.-Breaking Limits
Tue, Jul 2, 2013 08:16:00 PM