Fontana: David Gilliland preview

David Gilliland: How do you feel testing went earlier this month at California Speedway? "I felt really good about our test at Fontana a few weeks ago. We had our cars driving really well in race trim and the car was very comfortable to drive...

David Gilliland:

How do you feel testing went earlier this month at California Speedway?

"I felt really good about our test at Fontana a few weeks ago. We had our cars driving really well in race trim and the car was very comfortable to drive and we had good speed, which I feel are two key ingredients to a solid finish at Fontana. I'm excited for this weekend because I feel our team had a great test session at both California and Las Vegas. In regards to the drive-ability, I was really happy with our car and I'm really looking forward to this weekend because of how great our car was during those test sessions."

What is it like coming back and racing at California Speedway, which is considered your "home track?"

"I always love being able to go back to California because I'm able to see a lot of my family and friends. It's always nice to be able to go back home and visit with the people who helped you get where you are today, and we also have a lot of fans out West so it's a lot of fun to go to California. I always feel a little added pressure to perform well at Fontana and I think that has to do with the fact that I did start my racing career out in that area of the country. I'm really excited about this weekend and our goal is to have a solid finish so that we can showcase our team."

Quoting FreeCreditReport.com Crew Chief, Cully Barraclough:

"We had a pretty decent test session at Fontana a few weeks ago where we ended up learning a lot about our cars. We spent the two days in California testing various set-ups and I think that we're going back this weekend with a pretty good game plan to have a successful race car. David is from the region so I know that he's really looking forward to this weekend since it's always a homecoming for him. The goal of our team is to perform to the best of our abilities and we're really looking forward to this weekend at California Speedway."

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers David Gilliland