Gilliland Ready for Rebound at Texas Team Brings Best Car to Texas in Hopes of a Good Result Statesville, N.C. (April 13, 2010) - After a disappointing race in Phoenix, David Gilliland and the No. 37 Taco Bell Ford team now turn their attention...
Gilliland Ready for Rebound at Texas
Team Brings Best Car to Texas in Hopes of a Good Result
Statesville, N.C. (April 13, 2010) - After a disappointing race in Phoenix, David Gilliland and the No. 37 Taco Bell Ford team now turn their attention to the Samsung Mobile 500 at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway. The team will run the same car they raced at Atlanta where they were running inside the top-20 before a late-race accident left the team with a 26th-place finish.
Gilliland will be making his eighth start at a track that he considers one of his favorites. His best start at the track is seventh and best finish is 15th.
Comments from Taco Bell Driver David Gilliland on Texas Motor Speedway:
"You always run well when you have a good attitude coming into a place you like. I love Texas. The track is awesome; it's definitely one of my two favorite tracks. Atlanta and Texas are my two favorite tracks. They are the fastest tracks we go to and, as far as speed, they are tracks where you can feel the sensation of that speed quite a bit.
"I'm looking forward to it because I have a lot of friends out in Texas. The Ft. Worth and Dallas areas are awesome, too. I really like to visit. I like the food because they have great restaurants. You can't beat Texas and the way they cook. It's something special. I get jealous on race morning because I'd like to be out there cooking out with some of those guys. They don't mess around.
"But seriously, the track's been good to me in the past. After what we did at Atlanta, I feel like we can go into Texas with a lot of confidence as a team. We're going back with the same car. We learned a lot with that car. We don't have a huge stable of cars here, but this one is fast. I think we can build on this car and have a good race.
"We really want to be a lot more competitive after Phoenix. That was just a bad race for all our teams. It was a long trip and it didn't go like we had hoped. So, we're going to regroup this week and take a fresh approach to Texas. We know this car and know that we can run well.
"I don't think the spoiler will be a really big deal this weekend. Most people have an understanding how it has changed the cars. It's not a huge difference. There are some small things that make the car handle differently, but we're not reinventing the wheel with this change. Fans are still going to see another great race because Texas produces great races. They should be excited for a great weekend of racing."