Nighttime start + banking = Better Kansas for Gilliland

David Gilliland is searching for his first top 20 finish at Kansas Speedway this weekend.

STATESVILLE, MAY 6, 2014 - David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Long John Silver's Ford, comments on racing at Kansas Speedway:

"I love night racing so I think it will be great. Kansas is a great racetrack, and I personally like the banking that they added. It fits my racing style a little bit better. The day race there was never my favorite race, but now it's something we're definitely looking forward to. I think the car's going to have more grip, and more grip promotes better racing. The season's already gotten kicked off with a bunch of different winners, and I think that opportunity applies to Front Row Motorsports, too.

"Kansas still drives like a fairly new surface. I haven't heard from anybody that's tested there this year to know if it's really changed much more this year. It takes a little bit more time than that, so I think it will drive similar to last year, only under the lights."

JUST THE FACTS: Gilliland has 10 Sprint Cup career starts at Kansas Speedway ... He has three consecutive top-25 finishes at the 1.5-mile oval ... His top finish at Kansas is 22nd (2006).

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers David Gilliland , John Long
Teams Front Row Motorsports
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Tags david gilliland, ford, front row motorsports, kansas