Watkins Glen: David Gilliland preview

David Gilliland on Watkins Glen: "I'm looking forward to returning to a road course this weekend. We had our best finish of the season so far at Sonoma and we were able to turn that very same car around in order to use it at Watkins Glen this...

David Gilliland on Watkins Glen:

"I'm looking forward to returning to a road course this weekend. We had our best finish of the season so far at Sonoma and we were able to turn that very same car around in order to use it at Watkins Glen this weekend. Watkins Glen is a very different track because we reach higher speeds at the Glen, almost where I would call it a "superspeedway road course" compared to racing at Sonoma. The way that Watkins Glen's turns are set up lets drivers reach higher speeds than we obtain at Sonoma which feels a little slower in regards to the pace. This weekend our goal is to stay out of trouble, have clean pit stops, and with both of those elements, I think we can come away with another strong finish at our second road course event of the season. I'm really excited about this weekend."

Crew chief Cully Barraclough on Watkins Glen:

"I'm looking forward to our return to road racing this weekend at Watkins Glen. David (Gilliland) showed that he's extremely good at it with our performance at Sonoma back in June when he finished second. Our plan is to do the same thing we did at Sonoma; work on our track position from a strong qualifying effort and then just to keep the car on the race track during the race. We're bringing the same car we ran at Sonoma with a couple tweaks to make it compatible with Watkins Glen. Hopefully David will be as happy with the car this weekend as he was at Sonoma so that we can get the same results, or even one better than we did there."

Chassis #537 is the chassis the #38 Yates Racing team will be running this weekend for the Centurion Boats at the Glen at Watkins Glen International. This is the same chassis the team last ran at Infineon Raceway in June where they achieved a season-best finish of second place.

-credit: yr

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers David Gilliland
Teams Yates Racing