Michigan: David Gilliland preview

Driver, David Gilliland: Looking ahead to Michigan, what are your expectations for this weekend? "I enjoy racing at Michigan. California and Michigan are two tracks that share a lot of similarities so I think we should have a pretty good ...

Driver, David Gilliland:

Looking ahead to Michigan, what are your expectations for this weekend?

"I enjoy racing at Michigan. California and Michigan are two tracks that share a lot of similarities so I think we should have a pretty good race based on what we were able to accomplish when we were in California at the start of our season. I think recognizing the elements between similar tracks allows drivers to have a little bit of confidence when you race at tracks that you know how the car will react based on past performances. I think most drivers will agree that Michigan is a great track to race at because we can race any line on the track and can safely race three-wide due to all the room we have. Our expectations for this weekend are that we're going to secure another solid performance for this FreeCreditReport.com Racing team and hopefully move up in the point standings."

Crew Chief, Cully Barraclough:

How does the team prepare for racing at Michigan this weekend?

"Michigan is usually compared to California since both are 2.0-mile tracks, and while they are similar, we've found that they do vary quite a bit as well. The corners at Michigan have a little more banking and Michigan seems to suit the Cup cars pretty well. In the fact that, there is enough room to race any lane at Michigan since the track surface is wide enough to allow three-wide racing safely. We ran fairly well at California earlier this season so if we can anticipate some of our performance this weekend, based off our results at California, I'd guess that we'll have a pretty solid run at Michigan this weekend for our FreeCreditReport.com Ford."

* Gilliland will sign autographs at the Ford Racing merchandise trailer on Sunday, June 15th from 10:00am-10:30am

* Gilliland has an average starting position of 23.3, and average     an
finish of 27.7 at Michig                                              an

* Gilliland has completed 546 of 603 career laps at Michigan (90.5 percent)

* Gilliland's best finish at Michigan is 17th which he accomplished in the 2007 Citizens Bank 400

Chassis #458 is the chassis the #38 FreeCreditReport.com team will be running this weekend for the LifeLock 400 at Michigan International Speedway. This is the same chassis the team ran at Darlington Raceway where they finished 20th.

-credit: yr

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers David Gilliland