BUSCH: Indy IRP: David Gilliland preview

David Gilliland will drive the No. 90 CitiFinancial Ford this weekend at O'Reilly Raceway Park. Gilliland will substitute for driver Stephen Leicht , who will attempt to qualify the No. 90 CitiFinancial Ford for the Allstate 400 at Indianapolis ...

David Gilliland will drive the No. 90 CitiFinancial Ford this weekend at O'Reilly Raceway Park. Gilliland will substitute for driver Stephen Leicht , who will attempt to qualify the No. 90 CitiFinancial Ford for the Allstate 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Gilliland, 30, has nine NASCAR Busch Series starts, including a victory at Kentucky Speedway earlier this season. He also qualified for the Nextel Cup race at Infineon June 25, where he finished 32nd.

GILLILAND'S Q & A-

What is it like to have the opportunity to drive for Robert Yates Racing and CitiFinancial? "I'm really looking forward to this weekend's race at ORP. I went up to the RYR Busch shop this week to fit my seat and all of the guys were extremely nice. They have given me a wonderful opportunity to drive the CitiFinancial Ford and I'm looking forward to getting them a strong finish."

Are you excited about returning to short track racing this weekend? "I am no different than any other driver in the fact that I grew up on the short tracks. It is a form of racing that I truly enjoy and feel like I can be successful doing at this level."

Did you ever expect that your year would turn out this way? "Racing is something that I have worked for my entire life. Yes, I am extremely busy, but being busy is a challenge I have always wanted. I've worked really hard to get where I am and the hard work is starting to pay off. I never expected everything to happen so fast."

CREW CHIEF- Jerry Pitts will continue to crew chief the efforts of the No. 90 CitiFinancial Ford Fusion this weekend at ORP.

CHASSIS INFORMATION-The CitiFinancial team is taking chassis No.B6 to ORP. This is the same chassis that previously raced at Richmond (started 32nd, finished 18th), Phoenix (started 38th, finished 32nd), Milwaukee (started 21st, finished 13th) and Martinsville (started 25thand finished 26th).

LAST WEEKEND- Stephen Leicht and the CitiFinancial Team finished in the 38th position after a part failure sent Leicht into the wall on lap 110 at Gateway International Raceway on Saturday.

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Series NASCAR XFINITY
Drivers David Gilliland , Robert Yates , Stephen Leicht
Teams Yates Racing