Dover II: David Gilliland preview

DAVID GILLILAND, YATES RACING No. 38 Ford. Drive one. Ford Fusion "I'm looking forward to going to Dover this weekend. We had one of our best runs of the year at Bristol back in March, which is probably the closest track similar to Dover that...

DAVID GILLILAND, YATES RACING
No. 38 Ford. Drive one. Ford Fusion

"I'm looking forward to going to Dover this weekend. We had one of our best runs of the year at Bristol back in March, which is probably the closest track similar to Dover that we race at. Unfortunately, we had a strong run at New Hampshire last weekend, but we just got caught up in that multi-car wreck towards the end of the race. I love racing at Dover and I'm looking forward to getting the finish I think this team deserves at a track that I enjoy racing at so much. Dover is a very unique track because we have the opportunity to run either the high or low line there. This weekend our team is focused on staying out of trouble, since I know that we'll have a tremendous car once again this week for the race."

Crew chief Cully Barraclough on Dover:

"Dover is one of the many unique tracks that we race at and I would say that the only track similar to it would be Bristol. David (Gilliland) really enjoys short track racing and Dover has many similar qualities to the kind of short tracks he grew up liking. We had a tough ending to our race last weekend at New Hampshire. Our Ford was in the top 15 when we had no where to go and ended up getting caught up in a wreck so we weren't able to show how strong our car was. This weekend we come to Dover with a renewed focus on running a clean race so that we can finish our season out with a series of consistent performances for these final nine races."

NOTES OF INTEREST:

* Gilliland will sign autographs at the Ford Racing merchandise trailer on Sunday, September 21st at 10:00am

* Gilliland has an average starting position of 32.2 and an average finish of 24.0 at Dover

* Gilliland has completed 1,583 of 1,600 career laps at Dover (98.9 percent)

* Gilliland's best starting position at Dover is 17th which he achieved earlier this season in the Best Buy 400

* Gilliland's best finish at Dover is 16th which he achieved in the 2008 Best Buy 400

Chassis #506 is the chassis the No. 38 Ford. Drive one. team will be running this weekend for the Camping World RV 400 at Dover International Speedway. This is the same chassis the team last ran at Pocono in August where they finished 34th.

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Series NASCAR Cup
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