Bristol II: David Gilliland preview

DAVID GILLILAND, YATES RACING Ford. Drive one. driver David Gilliland on Bristol: "Bristol is definitely the fastest half-mile track that I've ever had the opportunity to race on, and it is just a lot of fun to go there. Patience is one of...

DAVID GILLILAND, YATES RACING

Ford. Drive one. driver David Gilliland on Bristol:

"Bristol is definitely the fastest half-mile track that I've ever had the opportunity to race on, and it is just a lot of fun to go there. Patience is one of the most important keys to racing at Bristol. The race is 500 laps and when you're racing so close to each other, there is always a lot of give and take that needs to happen. We ran really well at Bristol for the June race and finished ninth because we had a great car. We're taking the same car back this weekend, so we're excited about that and feel like we can definitely be a little bit better than our first visit here this season. I'm thrilled about driving the Ford. Drive one. car at Bristol this weekend. After going to Ford World Headquarters a couple of months ago, it's an honor to be able to run this paint scheme to help promote the sales efforts for Ford."

Ford. Drive one. crew chief Cully Barraclough on Bristol:

"We had an extremely good finish when we came to Bristol earlier this season and we're actually bringing that same car from the March race back this weekend for the Sharpie 500. David (Gilliland) really enjoys short track racing so our Ford. Drive one. team is really looking forward to this weekend's race. The goal of Bristol racing is to qualify well since track position is so important, as well as keeping yourself out of trouble all race long. This will be our second visit to Bristol this season and we've found that returning to these tracks gives us a lot of confidence when you have a chance to review notes and build upon what our team learned the first time around."

NOTES OF INTEREST:

11:15am -11:30am Friday, August 22nd

* Gilliland will sign autographs at the Ford Racing merchandise trailer on Saturday, August 23rd at 4:00pm

* Gilliland has an average starting position of 33.0 and an average finish of 30.0 at Bristol

* Gilliland has completed 1,397 of 2,010 career laps at Bristol (69.5 percent)

* Gilliland's best finish at Bristol is ninth which he obtained in the 2008 Food City 500

* Gilliland's best start at Bristol is from 27th in the 2007 Sharpie 500

CHASSIS #509

Chassis #509 is the chassis the #38 Ford. Drive one. team will be running this weekend for the Sharpie 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway. This is the same chassis the team ran earlier this season at Bristol for the Food City 500 and last ran at Dover in June.

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