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David Gilliland |

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

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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. Nov 15 - 11:24 AM

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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.
Oct 3 - 11:02 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.
Sep 18 - 4:19 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.
Sep 5 - 9:24 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.
Aug 27 - 5:21 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.
Aug 21 - 12:22 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.
Aug 8 - 8:55 AM

David Gilliland has shown a lot of consistency at Pocono in the past four seasons with six of seven runs ending in the 20s.

All of these starts came with his current team Front Row Motorsports. After qualifying 30th on Friday, he simply needs to show a little patience to climb into that range one more time.
Aug 2 - 2:53 PM

David Gilliland has finished on the lead lap in his last three starts on flat tracks. He went the distance at Richmond, Pocono, and New Hampshire to finished 20th, 28th, and 24th respectively.

Staying on the lead lap is a key component to potentially earning a top-20 finish, so this should improve his odds slightly on Sunday. Unfortunately, he finished at least one lap off the pace in his previous eight flat track starts.
Jul 25 - 2:56 PM

There have not been very many highs for the No. 38 team and David Gilliland, but they have scored five top-25 results in 19 races so far this season.

Gilliland was considered a wild card threat at Daytona in the Coke Zero 400 after he won the pole, but an accident removed him from contention. Instead some of his best results have come on short, flat tracks where he completed all the laps at Richmond to earn a 20th-place finish and again last week at New Hampshire en route to a 24th.
Jul 17 - 9:42 PM

In three short, flat track races this season, David Gilliland has finished in the 20s at Phoenix, Martinsville, and Richmond.

His consistency should make him a good mid-range pick and his recent bad luck at Daytona could make other fantasy owners overlook him. In addition to three 20-something results on short, flat tracks this year, Gilliland also finished in the low 20s at Martinsville and Phoenix last fall.
Jul 10 - 4:42 PM

David Gilliland wins the Coors Light Pole Award for the 56th Annual Coke Zero 400 with a lap of 45.153 seconds, 199.322 mph.

This is the No. 38 Ford Fusion driver's third pole in 276 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races. It is his first pole and first top-10 start in 2014. This is Gilliland's second pole in 13 races at Daytona International Speedway.
Jul 4 - 7:13 PM

David Gilliland has three Sprint Cup career starts at Kentucky Speedway.

He shocked the racing world with his first Nationwide Series win at the 1.5-mile oval in 2006 in a part-time, unsponsored car. Love's Travel Stops returns as primary sponsor of the No. 38 Ford at Kentucky. Love's, Gilliland and local military will unveil a military salute paint scheme for the Daytona race on Thursday.-Breaking Limits
Jun 25 - 11:16 AM

David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Long John Silver's Ford, comments on racing at Pocono Raceway.

"Pocono is always challenging. It's three completely different turns.. You've got to pick your turn. In the past, I've worked on Turn 1 too much, and Turn 3 is really where you make or break yourself. So, our focus is 3, 2, 1, kind of working backwards because that's how your speed comes. It's a unique track, but it's fun and very, very fast."-Breaking Limits
Jun 4 - 2:28 PM

David Gilliland has 15 starts at Dover International Speedway.

His top finish at the one-mile concrete oval is 16th (2008). The Pete Store, the largest privately owned Peterbilt dealer by sales in the country, makes its 2014 return to the No. 38 Ford Fusion at Dover. The dealer has a store down the road from the "Monster Mile" in Seaford, Del.-Breaking Limits
May 28 - 2:25 PM