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.
David Gilliland recorded the 17th-quickest 10-lap average in the first practice session for the Toyota Owners 400. He went the wrong way in the afternoon and logged the slowest average time among all drivers.
David Gilliland qualified 32nd for Sunday’s Food City 500, which is the exact same position where he started last fall’s Irwin Tools Night Race. He finished 25th in that event.
David Gilliland finished better than he started in 17 of the last 20 races on similarly-configured, 1.5-mile tracks. The only three times he failed to advance in race trim was when he crashed last May in the Coke 600, later that fall at Chicagoland, and again in the AAA 500 at Texas.
David Gilliland has finished outside the top 30 only one time this season. He slipped to 35th in the Auto Club 400 after starting in the 43rd and last position.
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.
David Gilliland will make his seventh start with Front Row Motorsports at Auto Club this week; he joined that organization in 2010.
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.