Federated Auto Parts 400 Report

David Gilliland, No. 38 Pursuit Channel / Mossy Oak Ford

Start: 35th

Finish: 31st

STATESVILLE, N.C. (9/10/12) – – David Gilliland drove the No. 38 Pursuit Channel / Mossy Oak Ford home to a 31st place finish in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.  This week Gilliland heads to Chicagoland Speedway, where he holds a career best finish of 15th.

David Gilliland on Richmond

“We struggled to make the right adjustments to our Pursuit Channel / Mossy Oak Ford all weekend.  We got it a little better during the race, but when you end up with long green flag runs at the beginning of a race on a short track like Richmond, you risk going several laps down early, which we did.”

 

 

David Ragan, No. 34 Taco Bell Ford

Start: 27th

Finish: 32nd

STATESVILLE, N.C. (9/10/12) – – David Ragan drove the No. 34 Taco Bell Ford to a 32nd place finish in Saturday’s Federated Auto Parts 400 at Richmond International Raceway.  Ragan suffered a spin early-on after the lap 50 competition caution after contact with the No. 93 car.  While Ragan did not suffer any damage, he did go one lap down.  This week Ragan heads to Chicagoland Speedway, where he has finished in the top-25 in all 5 of his starts at the track, including a career-best finish of 8th.

David Ragan on Richmond

“Getting spun early certainly didn’t help our finish. We made the right adjustments towards the end, but by then it was too late to make up enough ground to post a top-25 finish.  I did stop at Taco Bell after the race, since the rain kept us on the track until about 12:30 a.m.  It’s nice to have a sponsor that’s open late.”