#38 NASCAR Team News and Links


OFFICIAL TEAM/DRIVER LINKS

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

PRIMARY SPONSORS LINKS

Love's Travel Stops (2015)(18 races)
Long John Silver's
MDS - Morristown Driver's Service (3 races)
The Pete Store (Richmond - April)
FarmRich (Talladega - May)

ASSOCIATE SPONSORS LINKS

Widow Wax

SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS

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

STATISTICS

David Gilliland - ESPN
David Gilliland - RacingReference.info

MORE INFO on the JAYSKI site about teams/drivers

2015 #38 Paint Scheme page
2014 #38 Paint Scheme page
2013 #38 Paint Scheme page
Paint Scheme Gallery
Driver Appearances
Team Address/Contact

  • 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
    the rest TBA

  • Races that The Pete Store was the primary sponsor in 2015:
    Richmond - 4/24
    the rest TBD

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

  • Races that MDS Transport was the primary sponsor in 2015:
    Phoenix - 3/15
    Bristol - 4/19
    Kansas - 5/9
    the rest TBD

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


#38 Team News and Rumors
(NOTE: some older links may not work)

  • 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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