Richmond II: David Gilliland preview

DAVID GILLILAND No. 38 CitiFinancial Ford Fusion CitiFinancial driver David Gilliland on Richmond: "I like racing at Richmond because I've always been a fan of short track racing ever since I was young. Those are the kinds of tracks I got my...

DAVID GILLILAND
No. 38 CitiFinancial Ford Fusion

CitiFinancial driver David Gilliland on Richmond:

"I like racing at Richmond because I've always been a fan of short track racing ever since I was young. Those are the kinds of tracks I got my start on and it's a reminder of the beginning days of my racing career whenever we go to short tracks. Richmond is unlike any other track we visit and I like that challenge about it. We have room to pass there, but qualifying will be very important on Friday for us in regards to track position during the race. Unfortunately, for the first race at Richmond earlier this year, we were the victim of a big multi-car wreck, but we had a tremendous car up until that point. We're thrilled to represent CitiFinancial this weekend and we're focused on bringing home a strong performance Saturday night."

CitiFinancial crew chief Cully Barraclough on Richmond:

"When we were at Richmond earlier this season, before we got caught up in the big wreck, I'd say that race was one of the best runs that we've had so far this season. Returning for the second time this season allows us to continually build upon our earlier performances, so we're hoping to run as well, or even better than we did back in May. Looking back at the lap times we ran back in May we had an incredibly strong car and the car we're bringing with us is the twin sister of our May Richmond chassis. Our goal is to stay out of trouble this weekend so that we can secure the finish we deserved earlier this season at in our first trip to Richmond."

Chassis #555 is the chassis the #38 CitiFinancial Racing team will be running this weekend for the Chevy Rock & Roll 400 at Richmond International Raceway. This is the same chassis the team last ran at Indianapolis for the Allstate 400 and finished 20th.

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers David Gilliland