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David Gilliland |

Team: Front Row Motorsports-38
Age / DOB:  (39) / 4/1/1976
Ht / Wt:  5'9 / 155

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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.
Gilliland also has a 26th tossed in for good measure, which means that while he might not earn maximum points for his owners, he is not going to cost them much either. Jun 12 - 11:44 AM

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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.

Gilliland has gotten progressively worse in each race, but the first sign of his decline may have come in qualification each week. Since making the Atlanta race on time, he has been forced to take a provisional to race in the subsequent shows. He rolls off the grid 39th at Charlotte.
May 23 - 7:39 PM

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.

Gilliland will be attempting his third race of the season in a BTS Tire and Wheel Distributors/Goodyear Commercial Tire & Service Network/Wynn's Ford F-150. In starts at Daytona and Martinsville in 2015, Gilliland has eighth- and 30th-place finishes, respectively.-Red Flag Communications
May 14 - 4:53 PM

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.

Gilliland finished 11th in this year’s Daytona 500, however, which could signal a return to the front of the pack. Watch him closely in the draft to determine if he should be the dark horse of choice in the Geico 500.
May 1 - 11:08 AM

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.

Gilliland qualified 30th for the Toyota Owners 400 and remains a questionable value for anyone other than diehard fans or players with him already on their roster. Look for a result in the mid- to high-20s.
Apr 24 - 10:30 PM

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.

That was Gilliland’s fifth straight 20-something finish at Bristol. If he can keep that streak alive, he will earn positive place differential points in games that offer them.
Apr 17 - 9:55 PM

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.

Gilliland also failed to advance in the spring 2013 Texas race, but it is likely that he will earn positive place differential points this week. With an average finish of 28th in those races and two results in the low 20s so far this season, he is worth the risk, however.
Apr 10 - 11:44 AM

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.

The Auto Club race was somewhat unique because of the lack of attrition and nearly all of Gilliland’s remaining efforts ended in top-25s. He is useful to fantasy owners whenever he fits the final niche on a roster.
Apr 3 - 9:36 PM

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

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