Loudon: David Gilliland preview

Driver, David Gilliland: When you look ahead to racing at Loudon, do you compare it to any other tracks on the circuit? "Loudon has been a pretty good track for me to race at in the past even though my finishes may not showcase that fact. We...

Driver, David Gilliland:

When you look ahead to racing at Loudon, do you compare it to any other tracks on the circuit?

"Loudon has been a pretty good track for me to race at in the past even though my finishes may not showcase that fact. We also ran well at Phoenix earlier this year and a lot of the set-ups from Phoenix you can transfer over to your Loudon car. We were incredibly happy with our car in Phoenix so I'm really looking forward to this weekend. Loudon is a track that has a similar feel to short-track racing in my mind and I really enjoy race tracks like this. Loudon is a fairly flat track and those are the kinds of tracks that are difficult to pass on, but if you go there with a great car, you can make anything happen. Our whole team just has a lot of excitement right now, especially after our tremendous finish at Sonoma, so I think that anything is possible. Our team is determined to keep bringing home solid finishes each and every week."

Crew Chief, Cully Barraclough:

How do you and your team prepare the car for racing at Loudon this weekend?

"Track position means a lot at Loudon so we'll be focused on trying to get a solid qualifying position on Friday. Of course if you have a great car, then drivers have the ability to motor their way through the field on Sunday. Richmond and Phoenix are tracks that we go back to and review notes when it comes to setting up a car for Loudon. Those tracks have very similar traits and it allows us to take a look back at what we liked at both of those tracks and apply it to this weekend. We liked both cars from Phoenix and Richmond, so in looking ahead to our performance for this weekend, I really think we should have another strong performance. Of course the momentum from last weekend's second-place finish at Sonoma will also help our team stay motivated for this weekend."

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers David Gilliland