David Gilliland: Pocono as easy as 3, 2, 1

Driver says speed comes by 'working backwards'

David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Long John Silver's Ford, comments on racing at Pocono Raceway:

"Pocono is always challenging. It's three completely different turns, which makes it a completely different racetrack from anything else we race on. You've got to pick your turn. In the past, I've worked on Turn 1 too much, and Turn 3 is really where you make or break yourself. So, our focus is 3, 2, 1, kind of working backwards because that's how your speed comes. It's a unique track, but it's fun and very, very fast.

"It seems like the first year or two after a repave, there's not a whole lot of difference. But every year after that, it seems to really change quite a bit. So, I look for it to be quite a bit different than it was, especially with how the winter and the snow up there affect the track."

Front Row Motorsports

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers David Gilliland , John Long
Teams Front Row Motorsports
Article type Preview
Tags david gilliland, front row motorsports, pocono