Pure Michigan 400 Race Recap

David Gilliland, No. 38 Taco Bell Ford

Start: 36th

Finish: 18th

Statesville, N.C. (8/20/12) – - David Gilliland earned an 18th place finish in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.  The finish is Gilliland’s 2nd top-20 in a row and 3rd top-20 of 2012.  His effort is also only one position shy of his career-best Michigan effort, which he posted in 2007. Gilliland also catapulted two positions in NASCAR’s driver point standings; moving from 30th to 28th.  His career best points finish is 27th, where he finished in 2008.

David Gilliland on New Hampshire

“We’ve had a few solid runs in a row and are really gaining some momentum with our No. 38 team.  It was nice to post a good weekend for Ford in their backyard.  Pat [Tryson] made the right calls all day long and our strategy ultimately allowed us to earn a top-20 finish.  It was great to see our team bounce back after being involved in the first caution of the day.”

David Ragan, No. 34 Long John Silver’s Ford

Start: 23rd

Finish: 37th

Statesville, N.C. (8/20/12) – - David Ragan and the No. 34 Long John Silver’s team earned a 23rd place finish in Sunday’s Pure Michigan 400 at Michigan International Speedway.  The effort mirrors the team’s run at Michigan earlier this season, where they also finished 23rd. Ragan now holds 9 top-25 finishes this season.

David Ragan on New Hampshire

“It’s great to have another top-25 to our credit.  We fought hard all weekend and made the right adjustments to earn a decent finish.  I’m looking forward to Bristol next weekend.  It’s always one of the most exciting races of the year for our fans.  This weekend’s effort goes to show the strides we are making at Front Row Motorsports.”

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