Gilliland heads to his home track in Fontana

Auto Club Speedway is site of driver's Front Row Motorsports debut.

STATESVILLE, MARCH 18, 2014 - David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Love's Travel Stops Ford, comments on racing at Auto Club Speedway:

David Gilliland, Ford
David Gilliland, Ford

Photo by: Covy Moore

"Fontana's a different racetrack. It's a two-mile track, so you're going really fast, but it never feels like it has quite enough banking. You get down there in the corner, and it just feels like you need about 10 degrees more banking. And it's gotten rougher and rougher over the years. So, it definitely presents its own set of challenges. It's unique as a racetrack.

"It's my home track, so I always look forward to going there. There are so many people out west who helped my career and helped me get where I am today. Whenever we visit California, we always try to visit with everybody and try to do what we can to remind them how grateful we are. And this week we get to show off our awesome Love's Travel Stops paint scheme to everybody."

JUST THE FACTS: Gilliland has 12 Sprint Cup career starts at Auto Club Speedway ... His top finish in Fontana is 17th (2008) ... The 37-year-old driver is from nearby Riverside, Calif. ... Love's Travel Stops returns as the primary sponsor on the No. 38 Ford Fusion ... Gilliland will make an appearance at the Ford Racing display Sunday at 9:15 a.m.

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