#38 NASCAR Team News and Links


Front Row Motorsports
David Gilliland
Breaking Limits(PR)
Roush & Yates Engines Parts


Love's Travel Stops (2015)(18 races)
Long John Silver's
MDS - Morristown Driver's Service (4 races)
The Pete Store (Richmond - April)
FarmRich (Talladega - May)
Florida Lottery (2 races)
CSX Transportation (Indy)
CashCash (Bristol - Aug)
National FFA Foundation (Indy)
Children's Miracle Network


Echo Media


Front Row Motorsports - Twitter
Front Row Motorsports - Facebook
David Gilliland - Twitter
David Gilliland - Facebook
Love's Travel Stops - Twitter
Love's Travel Stops - Facebook


David Gilliland - ESPN
David Gilliland - RacingReference.info

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2013 #38 Paint Scheme page
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  • Races [18] that Love's Travel Stops was the primary sponsor in 2015:
    Daytona - 2/22
    Atlanta - 3/1
    Las Vegas - 3/8
    Auto Club - 3/23
    Martinsville - 3/29
    Texas - 4/11
    Charlotte - 5/24, camo
    Michigan - 6/14
    Sonoma - 6/28
    Kentucky - 7/11
    Pocono - 8/2
    Watkins Glen - 8/9
    Darlington - 9/6
    Chicago - 9/20, Children's Miracle Network
    Kansas - 10/18
    Talladega - 10/25, TirePass
    Texas - 11/8
    Phoenix - 11/15, TirePass

  • Races that The Pete Store was the primary sponsor in 2015:
    Richmond - 4/24
    Dover - 5/31
    Richmond - 9/12

  • Races that Farm Rich was the primary sponsor in 2015:
    Talladega - 5/3

  • Races that Florida Lottery is scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2015:
    Daytona - 7/5
    Homestead - 11/22

  • Races that FFA & CSX are scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2015:
    Indianapolis - 7/26

  • Races that CashCash are scheduled to be the primary sponsor in 2015:
    Bristol - 8/22

  • Races that MDS Transportation has been the primary sponsor in 2015:
    Phoenix - 3/15
    Bristol - 4/19
    Kansas - 5/9
    Pocono - 6/7
    New Hampshire - 7/19
    Michigan - 8/16
    Dover - 10/4
    Charlotte - 10/10

  • Contract Status: Driver: 2015; Primary Sponsor: Love's Travel Stops: 2015

#38 Team News and Rumors
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  • New manufacturer for Front Row? Brian Scott joining? Front Row Motorsports is entertaining different manufacturing options for 2016. General Manager Jerry Freeze told Motorsport.com he's assessing what the best opportunity would be for the three-car operation. In 11 seasons, FRM has fielded Chevrolets, Dodges and most recently Fords - since 2010. "There's a couple of things we've been looking at really hard but we haven't come to any final decision yet," Freeze said. "We're going to need to because we need to in the next week or two because we're going to need the off-season to obviously ramp up with some of the changes coming down the pike - even if we remain doing what we're doing. There's a lot of changes coming down the road with the Fords, and we need to adapt to that. So it will be a very busy off-season regardless of what we do. We just have to figure out what's best for us."
    What drivers will fill the Front Row Motorsports' seats in 2016? "We're not there yet," Freeze said. "Again, it's kind of all tied up with what's going to put us in the best place for competitive reasons - along with the financial part - and just kind of weigh out both the as much of the financial part and as much of the competitive part as you can to have the best package put together." With Furniture Row Racing moving to Toyota next season, Richard Childress Racing could include FRM into its technical alliance. Currently, JTG/Daugherty and Germain Racing remain RCR partners. One option presented to Front Row Motorsports -- that was similar to the deal presented to Richard Petty Motorsports earlier this year - would include Brian Scott as the driver with a built in sponsor. "There are certainly still some things that need to be decided," Freeze added. "We're just trying to stay in the mix. We're just really, really, really trying to make this situation more competitive next year.(Motorsport)(11-25-2015)

  • Florida Lottery returns to sponsor Gilliland at Homestead: Florida Lottery returns to the #38 Front Row Motorsports Ford of David Gilliland for the second time this season as primary sponsor. "I'm really excited to have the Florida Lottery back on our car for this race. They were on our car for the Daytona race in July, and we had a great time with them. We know there's a big prize at stake on track this weekend, but there are also some pretty big prizes you can win with the Florida Lottery. So, everybody needs to stop and buy a ticket or two and 'just imagine.'"(FRM), see images of the scheme on the #38 Team Schemes page.(11-19-2015)

  • Todd Gilliland To Make NASCAR K&N Pro Series Debut UPDATE winner: Fifteen-year-old Todd Gilliland is set to make his NASCAR K&N Pro Series West debut with Bill McAnally Racing in the Casino Arizona 100 at Phoenix International Raceway on Thursday. Gilliland, the son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran David Gilliland, will be driving the #54 Frontline Enterprises Toyota. The third-generation driver from Sherrils Ford, NC has already scored a victory in the ARCA Racing Series, winning just two days after his 15th birthday in May, and has been to Victory Lane at various tracks since he started racing late models at the age of 13. Gilliland will be competing in a series where his family name is well known. His father, David, won the rookie title in the series in 2004; and his grandfather, Butch, won the 1997 championship in the series, when it was known as the NASCAR Winston West Series.(Bill McAnally Racing)(11-11-2015)
    UPDATE Todd Gilliland won the season-ending Casino Arizona 100 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Thursday night at Phoenix International Raceway in his first career series start to become the youngest winner in series history. Gilliland, who turned 15 in May, is son of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Gilliland, and drove the #54 Frontline Enterprises Toyota to the same Victory Lane his dad did in the series 10 years ago. Chris Eggleston finished 10th to put the finishing touches on the 2015 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship, celebrating car owner Bill McAnally's sixth series championship. NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion William Byron finished second, followed by Eggleston's BMR teammate Brandon McReynolds.(NASCAR)(11-12-2015)

  • France discusses differing penalties for Kenseth, Patrick: NASCAR Chairman & CEO Brian France appeared on the SiriusXM Radio Speedway show on Wednesday and addressed the two-race suspension handed out to #20-Matt Kenseth for his role in the wreck that knocked himself and Joey Logano out of Sunday's Sprint Cup race at Martinsville Speedway. Also penalized coming out of Martinsville was #10-Danica Patrick for aggressive driving on #38-David Gilliland. Patrick received a $50,000 fine and the loss of 25 driver points. When asked about the difference between Kenseth's aggressive driving and Danica's, France noted the stakes that were on the line.
    "Going back to Richmond, we made it very clear that anybody in the industry, any driver or participant who intentionally tries to alter the outcome of events or championships, that that crosses a different line than a racing problem between two drivers," France said.
    When asked about whether NASCAR drivers should be allowed to self-police the sport, France clarified the sanctioning body's position. "What Robin (Pemberton) was saying a few years ago was hey look, boys have it, do your normal thing, and if we over-officiate, we'll draw back on that and let the normal racing action of NASCAR happen," France said. "And that's what he meant, and that's what we tried to do."
    "... when there are lines that are crossed, like we believe there were in Martinsville, then NASCAR will step in and deal with that. And it's as simple as that."(NASCAR)(11-5-2015)

  • Penalty Announcement: Kenseth suspended 2 races; Patrick fined UPDATE: Matt Kenseth , the driver of the #20 car, has been penalized for an infraction that occurred during the Nov. 1 race at Martinsville Speedway. This is a Behavioral Penalty (Sections 12.1, 12.8). Kenseth has been suspended from NASCAR through the completion of the next two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship events and placed on NASCAR probation for a six-month period following issuance of the penalty notice.
    "Based upon our extensive review, we have concluded that the #20 car driver, who is no longer in the Chase, intentionally wrecked the #22 car driver, a Chase-eligible competitor who was leading the race at the time,"said Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer. "The #20 car was nine laps down, and eliminated the #22 car's opportunity to continue to compete in the race.
    "Additionally, we factored aspects of safety into our decision, and also the fact that the new Chase elimination format puts a premium on each and every race. These actions have no place in NASCAR."
    Danica Patrick, the driver of the #10 car, has been penalized for an infraction that also took place during the Nov. 1 race at Martinsville Speedway. This is a Behavioral Penalty (Sections 12.1, 12.8). Patrick has been fined $50,000, assessed with the loss of 25 series championship driver points and placed on NASCAR probation through Dec. 31.(NASCAR)(11-3-2015)
    UPDATE: Joe Gibbs Racing announces today that driver Matt Kenseth will appeal the penalty issued by NASCAR. The appeal will challenge the severity of the penalty which is believed to be inconsistent with previous penalties for similar on-track incidents. There will be no further comments from JGR personnel during he appear process.(JGR)(11-3-2015)

  • Gilliland, Patrick have contact at Martinsville UPDATE: #10-Danica Patrick says she was "repaying the favor" when she ran into #38-David Gilliland with less than 100 laps left in Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway. Patrick hit the wall to bring out the caution on Lap 158 after being hit from behind by Gilliland. Patrick was upset on the radio and said "no matter what I do, he is (in trouble)." Later during the race, she ran near Gilliland but didn't know it was him because he's in a special paint scheme. After passing Gilliland, she was told that was his car. Patrick responded: "Damn it, I was meaning to take him out. I'll have to next time." Patrick ran into the back of Gilliland about 250 laps after their first incident. Patrick's car was too damaged to continue. "He unnecessarily, I thought, took me out at the beginning of the race," Patrick told NASCAR Talk. "So I was just repaying the favor."(NBC Sports)(11-2-2015)
    UPDATE: NASCAR will review Danica Patrick's actions against David Gilliland during Sunday's race at Martinsville Speedway, a series official said. Steve O'Donnell, NASCAR executive vice president and chief racing development officer, said Monday on SiriusXM NASCAR that series officials did not meet with Patrick after the race, but the incident is something they'll "take a look at."(NBC Sports)(11-2-2015)

  • Gilliland to run throwback scheme in honor of Hall of Fame inductee Cook: Front Row Motorsports will pay tribute to 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Cook with a throwback paint scheme on David Gilliland's #38 Ford this weekend at Martinsville (Va.) Speedway. The old-school red scheme will replicate the look of a car run by the six-time NASCAR Modified champion during the 1970s. Cook won championships in 1971 and 1972, and 1974 through 1977. The 72-year-old Rome, New York, native will be inducted into the Hall of Fame with four other members of the Class of 2016 in January. Cook retired from racing in 1982 to become the Modified series' director. He still works in NASCAR as a competition administrator.(Breaking Limits)see an image of the car on the #38 team paint schemes page(10-28-2015)

  • TirePass joins the #38 at Kansas: Love's Travel Stops returns as primary sponsor of the #38 Front Row Motorsports Ford of David Gilliand, showcasing Love's TirePass, an integrated tire inflation and assessment service that takes place in line while the driver fuels. David Gilliland: "We've got a little different look on our Love's Travel Stops Ford this week. Love's TirePass is on the hood and quarter panels. It's a great service Love's offers truck drivers. TirePass is an in-lane tire inflation and assessment service performed by a certified technician, all in the time it takes a driver to fuel. A printout of the results is then given to the driver. If there are any issues, they can get them taken care of right there on site and prevent something potentially dangerous from happening on the road."(FRM), see an images of the car on the #38 Team Schemes page.(10-15-2015)

  • Gilliland, Love's Travel Stops to Host 7-Year-Old Miracle Child at Chicago: A Chicago-area miracle child will get a taste of life as a NASCAR driver on Sept. 20 at Chicagoland Speedway, when David Gilliland and Love's Travel Stops host the seven-year-old boy who overcame a rare, fatal liver disease. Jack Benjamin will sport a replica Love's driver's suit and accompany Gilliland throughout his race day schedule. The youngster also created artwork that will be featured on the hood of the #38 Love's Travel Stops Ford and on Gilliland's helmet. At just two months old, Jack was diagnosed with biliary atresia, a rare liver disease for which there was no cure. Two days after the diagnosis, the Evanston, Ill., boy had his first surgery at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Three months later, he underwent a liver transplant - the beginning of his "miracle" road to recovery. Today, Jack is an active little boy who likes to dance, ride his bike and swim, thanks to the treatment received at Lurie Children's. The miniature "driver for a day" celebration will top off Love's Travel Stops' and Gilliland's week of promoting Love's annual fundraising campaign for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization that raises funds for 170 children's hospitals across North America. Gilliland will also visit Lurie Children's on Sept. 17 for a meet-and-greet with patients and a tour of the facility. The month of September marks the 17th year that Love's Travel Stops has run a fundraising effort for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Cashiers at more than 350 Love's locations nationwide are asking customers to buy paper balloons for $1, $5 or $20 to benefit local CMN Hospitals.(Front Row Motorsports), see an image of the car on the #38 team paint schemes page.(9-15-2015)

  • CashCash Makes NASCAR Debut with Gilliland: Short-term lender CashCash will make its first appearance as a NASCAR partner this week with David Gilliland at Bristol. The company's green and white colors will adorn the #38 Ford Fusion as primary sponsor for Saturday night's 500-lap short-track event. The state-licensed CashCash offers short-term loans to customers in Tennessee as well as California, Idaho, Texas, South Dakota, Utah and Wisconsin. The Los Angeles-based company offers an online application at www.cashcash.com and is committed to responsible lending practices. "The Bristol Night Race is always a lot of fun and really action-packed, so CashCash couldn't have picked a better race to join us at the track," said Gilliland, who has 18 Sprint Cup Series starts under his belt at the famed .533-mile bullring oval. "I can't wait to get that paint scheme out under the lights." The partnership will be CashCash's first foray into NASCAR. "We are excited to support David Gilliland and Front Row Motorsports in what's always one of the most exciting races of the year," said Eric Welch, president of CashCash. "And we hope the NASCAR fan base will take a look at us for their short-term cash needs."(Front Row Motorsports / Breaking Limits), see images of the car on the #38 Team Schemes page.(8-19-2015)

  • FFA & CSX on the #38 at the Brickyard: Before a single engine starts, the Brickyard 400 will make history once again this year as the #38 FFA + CSX Living to Serve Ford becomes the first car to represent the 87-year-old, Indianapolis-based agricultural education and youth service organization, the largest of its kind with more than 610,240 student members interested in agriculture, as a primary sponsor in a NASCAR race. The #38 Ford will feature a blue, gold and white paint scheme with the familiar FFA emblem on the hood. CSX, the nation's third largest railroad, is one of six Platinum Sponsors for the National FFA Foundation, having contributed more than $1 million annually since 2011. Both of the organizations make citizenship and community service top priorities with their shared "Living to Serve" partnership, which is supported by the CSX "Beyond Our Rails" program. In 2014, more than $1.77 million in time was invested as part of Living to Serve and nearly 50,000 community members were served by 84 chapters in 34 states. The two organizations work together on a number of initiatives to improve leadership, development, service-learning and environmental stewardship. CSX will also be the primary sponsor of the #34 Play It Safe Ford driven by Brett Moffitt. FFA will assist in promoting the importance of using caution around railroad tracks to their teen audience, a key demographic in railroad safety education.(Front Row Motorsports), see an image of the car on the #38 team paint schemes page.(7-23-2015)

  • Gilliland to be sponsored by Florida Lottery at Daytona: The colors of the Florida Lottery will adorn David Gilliland's #38 Ford Fusion for Sunday's Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway. The 38-year-old Gilliland is a two-time polesitter at Daytona, including at last year's Coke Zero 400, and will look to put the Florida Lottery Ford in the lead for Sunday night's 400-mile event once again. The Florida Lottery has contributed more than $28 billion to the state's public education in 27 years, offering seven terminal games and approximately 60 scratch-off games at more than 13,000 retailers statewide. The games have made more than 1,400 people millionaires with more than $46 billion in prize payouts since the first ticket was sold. "It's great having a Florida-based partner for the Daytona race, especially one that can appeal to so many fans," Gilliland said. "The Florida Lottery does great things for education while giving people lots of chances to win cash prizes. We'll do our best to get them plenty of attention by running up front."
    "Partnering with David Gilliland for the Coke Zero 400 is a win-win for the Florida Lottery," said Florida Lottery Secretary Cynthia O'Connell. "We are thrilled to bring Lottery and race fans together to increase awareness of our mission of maximizing revenues for education in Florida. We are proud to partner with David and Front Row Motorsports and are hopeful for a successful weekend at Daytona International Speedway."(FRM), see an image of the scheme on the #38 Team Schemes page.(7-2-2015)

  • Gilliland comments on hitting tire barrier: #38-David Gilliland was involved in an on-track accident on lap 20 when he lost a tire and slammed into the tire barrier in the Toyota/Save Mart 350 Sprint Cup Series race at Sonoma Raceway, Gilliland's comments:
    "That was a bad deal. I just passed Sam Hornish up in seven and went through the esses and I just told Donnie, 'I think I've got a left-front going down. It's soft.' We were gonna come in and pit that lap and I eased up a little bit going through 10, but it never turned and once you get off in the dirt there that's a bad place to get off. It was a big hit, but I'm OK. I'm just bummed out for the situation. This is a great race track. We really love racing out here and I've had some great finishes here, but we'll have to wait until next year to try again."
    Gilliland: "Yeah, absolutely. Who knows if it would have been just the concrete. That definitely softened the blow a little bit."(Ford Racing)(6-28-2015)

  • Teams get warnings after Pocono: NASCAR confirmed Wednesday that #48-Jimmie Johnson's team received a warning after failing to get through pre-race inspection three times last weekend at Pocono Raceway. NASCAR also stated that it gave a warning to #10-Danica Patrick's team for failing pre-qualifying inspection multiple times at Pocono. NASCAR also gave a warning to #38-David Gilliland's team for failing pre-qualifying inspection multiple times and to #9-Sam Hornish Jr.'s team for a pre-race inspection issue at Pocono. This marks the fourth warning Johnson's team has received this year.(NBC Sports)(6-11-2015)

  • Special Military scheme for the #38 at Charlotte: Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores gives a personal look at how "The Unknown Soldier" was chosen for the windshield name decal on David Gilliland's #38 Ford for the Coke 600. Charles "Wahoo" Sampson's main job each week for the Front Row Motorsports team is to get the Love's #38 driven by David Gilliland to its racetrack destination on time. The car he delivers to the Charlotte Motor Speedway days before the Coca-Cola 600 on Memorial Day weekend will be extra special. And it will have his imprint on the windshield. In honor of those killed in service of the United States, NASCAR is displaying the names of fallen soldiers on race cars, the specifics of which were up to the teams, sponsors and drivers. Front Row looked to their 47-year-old team member, a Marine who has served many tours of duty and who lost a number of brothers during that time. Wahoo picked "The Unknown Soldier," dedicated to all soldiers of all ranks and all branches and dates of service who made the ultimate sacrifice for America. Wahoo said he couldn't identify just one person to remember. Wahoo prefers not to go into detail about his time in combat, only noting that he's immensely grateful to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.(Loves Travel Stops), see images of the scheme on the #38 Team Schemes page.(5-21-2015)

  • Todd Gilliland becomes youngest ARCA winner in history: Todd Gilliland briefly doubted himself Sunday afternoon during the closing laps of the Menards 200 at Toledo Speedway. Any doubts he had were quickly erased, however, when the 15-year-old sailed to the win in the ARCA Racing Series race. In doing so, he became the youngest winner in ARCA Racing Series history - the win coming just two days after his 15th birthday. "Wow, I can't believe this is happening," Gilliland said following the race. "Just, wow." He eclipsed the youngest race winner mark previously held by Kyle Benjamin. Gilliland - the son of NASCAR Sprint Cup driver #38-David Gilliland - was making his ARCA debut. He took the lead for the first time on lap 197 of the 200 lap race and beat Tom Hessert and Josh Williams to the finish line. Hessert held on for second with Williams trailing in third. A.J. Fike finished fourth and Kyle Weatherman finished fifth. Gilliland was fastest in Saturday's practice session and qualified fifth. He stayed near the front all day Sunday, surviving two red flags, one for a brief rain shower and the other for a late-race accident involving the leaders. Austin Wayne Self finished sixth, Brian Finney a career-best seventh, Bobby Hamilton Jr. eighth, David Levine ninth and Matt Wallace 10th in his ARCA debut.(ARCA Racing)(5-18-2015)

  • Farm Rich sponsoring Gilliland at Talladega: The green and red colors of Farm Rich will return to Talladega Superspeedway on a Front Row Motorsports car -- this time on the #38 Ford of David Gilliland. The frozen snacks and appetizers brand has been a partner with the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team for the previous two seasons, including a trip to Talladega's Victory Lane in 2013 with driver David Ragan. This week Farm Rich will support the #38 team of Gilliland, who, like his teammate, is known for his superspeedway prowess. The driver has three poles, three top-five finishes and six top-10 results at restrictor-plate tracks in his Sprint Cup career.(Front Row Motorsports), see an image of the car on the #38 team paint schemes page.(4-28-2015)

  • The Pete Store returns to Front Row: The Pete Store will go racing once again with David Gilliland's #38 Ford in 2015. The largest privately owned Peterbilt dealer by sales in the country reached a multi-race agreement with Front Row Motorsports for the current season, starting with Saturday night's race at Richmond International Raceway. The agreement marks the third straight season The Pete Store has partnered with Front Row. The truck dealer has a network of 12 locations in six states and is the provider of the team's race haulers.(Front Row Motorsports), see an image of the car on the #38 team paint schemes page.(4-23-2015)

  • Widow Wax joins Front Row Motorsports: Widow Wax Products joins Front Row Motorsports as an official car detailing partner for the 2015 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season. The Woodward, Okla.-based company works closely with paint manufacturers, and other OEM suppliers to develop some of the industry's most advanced detailing products in the marketplace. Widow Wax is fully committed to manufacture these products with the environment in mind, as it strives to offer products that are safe for customers and the environment, manufactured and packaged at its 65,000-square-foot facility right here in the USA.(Front Row Motorsports)(3-26-2015)

  • Gilliland's team withdraws from Sprint Unlimited; Stenhouse, Jr. in: #17-Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is the fourth driver to be added to Saturday night's Sprint Unlimited to fill the 25-car field. Stenhouse is in the race after #38-David Gilliland's team withdrew. A spokesperson for Front Row Motorsports said the team did not have sponsorship for the event and elected to skip it. Others who were eligible to compete in the 75-lap exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway but won't are Brian Scott, Brian Vickers and AJ Allmendinger.(NBC Sports), see the complete entry list on the Sprint Unlimited race page.(2-9-2015)

  • Love's Travel Stops expands sponsorship of Gilliland: David Gilliland will return to Front Row Motorsports in 2015, and his #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 #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. The 38-year-old driver earned Front Row's first pole position in 2014, owns Front Row's highest-ever points finish (26th in 2013) and has been a consistent threat for the team on superspeedways, road courses and short tracks. Gilliland and the Love's Travel Stops Ford famously pushed teammate David Ragan to a Front Row 1-2 finish at Talladega Superspeedway in 2013 for the team's first victory. Love's Travel Stops enters its third year as a partner with the team, having progressively grown its commitment with each season. The 18-race program will include events such as the season-opening Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway, both races at Texas Motor Speedway, and road-course races at Sonoma Raceway and Watkins Glen International.(Front Row Motorsports), see an image of the car on the #38 team paint schemes page.(1-13-2015)

  • Wingo to crew chief David Gilliland's #38: Veteran crew chief Donnie Wingo will oversee the #38 Love's Travel Stops Ford team and driver David Gilliland at Front Row Motorsports. Gilliland worked most recently with interim crew chief Jay Guy after Frank Kerr was released after Kansas in October. Said Wingo, "I'm looking forward to working with David. I think he has a lot of talent. It's a little different opportunity than what I've had lately, but I'm looking forward to the challenge. I'm looking forwards to working with David. I think he has a lot of talent. He's been great at restrictor plate track and road courses, two areas where I've had success in the past." Wingo, most recently worked with the Wood Brothers and #21 Motorcraft Ford, returned to the Statesville, N.C. shop on Monday where he first enjoyed success with Jimmy Spencer at Haas-Carter Motorsports.(Motorsport), former crew chief Jay Guy left FRM and heads to the #24 JGL Racing Xfinity Series team with driver Eric McClure.(1-5-2015)

  • David Gilliland Racing Expands with Driver Development Program: David Gilliland Racing (DGR) is capping its successful 2014 season with the announcement of an expansion. The Mooresville, N.C.-based team now offers a driver development program that will field a second car for the 2015 season in Late Model and Super Late Model competition. DGR is seeking young, up-and-coming talent to join the program. DGR is owned and operated by NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Gilliland and his wife, Michelle. The team has run a successful program since 1998, racing in weekly division events at the grassroots level to regional touring series at asphalt and dirt tracks around the country. The Gillilands' 14-year-old son, Todd, made his mark driving the DGR No. 98 in 2014, including earning his first Late Model pole and win in May in just his seventh start in a stock car. The organization is now ready to field a second, equally competitive team for a motivated, funded driver looking to transition from Karts, Legends or Sprint cars to bigger, NASCAR-style race cars. The DGR team will maintain, house, transport and direct every aspect of the racing program, including the providing of top-level equipment, experienced crew chief and spotter, and personal coaching from David Gilliland. "When we built our program, we made sure we did it right," Gilliland said. "We ensured we had the best equipment and the best experience put together to offer someone the best opportunity to showcase their talent. We're eager to talk with young racers, their families and their marketing partners to show how we can help them take their careers to the next level." Contact info at davidgillilandracing.com.(DGR PR)(12-28-2014)

  • Kerr joins Richard Petty Motorsports Xfinity team: Frank Kerr has joined Richard Petty Motorsports. The veteran crew chief will lead the #43 Ford team and Dakoda Armstrong in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. Kerr, a former Sprint Car champion who started racing quarter midgets at six and retired from competition in 2000 at the age of 39, starts his new position on Monday. Kerr most recently worked at Front Row Motorsports as the crew chief for #38-David Gilliland. He parted ways with the team after Kansas in October during his second season with the #38 Bob Jenkins-owned team. Kerr enjoyed his greatest success with Marcus Ambrose in both the Cup and Nationwide Series. Together, Kerr led Ambrose six top fives and 12 top 10s in Cup and two NNS victories with JTG/Daugherty Racing.(Motorsport)(12-16-2014)

  • Frankie Kerr consulting for Renegade Sprints: To clear up any recent confusion, Frankie Kerr has been picked as the Renegade Sprints series director for the near future. However, he is currently enjoying the series and will not be leaving NASCAR at this time. Renegade Sprints President Shane Helms is the point man with Kerr acting as an adviser until he can officially come on board. "Every decision made is still going to go through Frankie Kerr," Helms said. "We are very excited to have him helping the series right now before he can completely take the reins."(Renegade Sprints series)
    AND: been told that Kerr has offered to advise, but that's it. He's plans to stay in NASCAR.(11-18-2014)

  • Crew chief changes at Front Row Motorsports: Front Row Motorsports has made some crew chief changes, effective this week for the Bank of AMerica 500 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Competition Director Derrick Finley will serve as interim crew chief on the #34 team of David Ragan, and crew chief Jay Guy will move to the #38 team of David Gilliland. Former #38 crew chief Frank Kerr is no longer with the organization. Front Row Motorsports is actively looking for a full-time replacement for a crew chief on the #34 team to allow Finley to return to his role of competition director full-time.(FRM PR)(10-7-2014)

  • Gilliland's home for sale: NASCAR driver #38-David Gilliland is selling his 66-acre Lake Norman estate in Sherrills Ford for $4.9 million, Lake Norman Realty President Abigail Jennings said Tuesday. Formerly owned by NASCAR's Michael Waltrip, the estate includes equestrian facilities, two race shops, an indoor basketball-racquetball court, a helicopter pad, a wine cave and ponds stocked with bass and catfish.(Charlotte Observer)(5-9-2014)

  • David Gilliland's son wins First Late Model race: Thirteen-year-old Todd Gilliland [son of #38-David Gilliland]earned his first late model win Friday night at Ace Speedway (Altamahaw, N.C.) in just his seventh start in a stock car. The win came after a day of sweeping the top spots in the event's practice sessions and earning the pole. The David Gilliland Racing driver started from the third position in the 40-lap Limited Late Model race after the top three cars were inverted after qualifying. It was Gilliland's first pole in a stock car. The eighth-grader from Sherrills Ford, N.C., didn't take long to push his No. 98 Ford up to the front, taking the second spot within the first 10 laps and then taking the lead with 24 to go. Said Todd, "I just wish my dad (NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Gilliland) had been there, but he's in Talladega. I couldn't wait to talk to him after. I want to be just like him when I grow up."(Breaking Limits)(5-4-2014)

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