David Gilliland's Sprint Cup future uncertain

Front Row Motorsports driver David Gilliland is weighing his options for 2016.

With Front Row's announcement that Chris Buescher will pilot the No. 34 Ford next season and the possibility of the organization down-sizing from three teams to two, Gilliland is hoping to lock down a permanent ride. 

The second-generation Cup driver graduated to NASCAR’s top tour with Yates Racing in 2006. In 330 starts over the last decade, Gilliland has earned four top-fives, eight top 10s and three poles including the 2007 Daytona 500. He was also victorious in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Kentucky Speedway in 2006. 

In 2010, Gilliland, 39, joined the Bob Jenkins-owned team. He posted a career-high second-place finish when he pushed his then FRM teammate David Ragan to the win in the 2013 Aaron’s 499 at Talladega. 

Gilliland started his NASCAR career in what is now the K&N Pro Series West. He earned four wins, 20 top fives, 26 top 10s and four poles in 48 starts. Gilliland amassed nine wins on NASCAR’s Southwest Series tours in just 37 starts. 

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers David Gilliland
Teams Front Row Motorsports
Article type Breaking news