Gilliland on Loudon: It’s 301 Laps on a Freeway On-Ramp

STATESVILLE, JULY 8, 2014 – David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 Long John Silver’s Ford, comments on racing at New Hampshire Motor Speedway:

“The last couple times we’ve gone to New Hampshire, we’ve had some decent speed. I feel like that’s attributable to Frank Kerr, my crew chief. Since he’s come on, we’ve incorporated some things into our cars that he’s had success with in the past at Loudon and that’s given us more speed. And anytime you go to a track with a little bit more speed, you seem to enjoy it more.

“It’s just a tough place, as flat as it is. It’s like when you’re driving your passenger car on a flat, curving on-ramp onto the freeway. Your tires want to squeal a little bit and it feels like it wants to throw you right into the guardrail. It’s a lot different from the tracks we normally race on and it always presents a challenge, but we’re up for it.”

JUST THE FACTS: Gilliland has 14 Sprint Cup career starts at New Hampshire Motor Speedway … His top finish at the 1.058-mile oval (18th) came one year ago.