Martinsville II: David Gilliland preview

DAVID GILLILAND, YATES RACING No. 38 Yates Racing Ford Fusion Quoting Yates Racing driver David Gilliland on Martinsville: "Martinsville Speedway is a track that I enjoy racing at because of the fact that it's a short and flat track. Those...

DAVID GILLILAND, YATES RACING
No. 38 Yates Racing Ford Fusion

Quoting Yates Racing driver David Gilliland on Martinsville:

"Martinsville Speedway is a track that I enjoy racing at because of the fact that it's a short and flat track. Those kinds of tracks are very familiar and comfortable to me because I started my racing career out West and a lot of the tracks I cut my teeth on had similar traits with that of Martinsville. Every time we have the opportunity to race at a short track on the Cup series circuit I always look forward to it. Martinsville is a very physically demanding race track because you are constantly using your legs to either throttle up or brake into the turns, so I personally ride the bicycle a lot as we get closer to short track races in order to build up the stamina that I'll need during the 500 laps."

Quoting Yates Racing crew chief Cully Barraclough on Martinsville:

"We are actually bringing the same car we raced at Martinsville earlier this season. We've raced this car a few times since March and we've been happy with the results and speeds we had, so we feel confident headed into this weekend. When you go to a place like Martinsville the focus is on brakes and the rear gears of the car. Since these short tracks don't allow the cars to have any lengthy straightaways, the temperatures heat up rather quickly inside the car. Our focus is to maintain our brakes and to stay out of trouble all race long so that at the end of the 500 laps, our No. 38 Ford Fusion is intact."

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers David Gilliland
Teams Yates Racing