STATESVILLE, N.C. (10/17/12) – - David Gilliland heads to Kansas Speedway this weekend for the running of the Hollywood Casino 400. Gilliland will debut a “new-look” Long John Silver’s Ford this week.
Gilliland is coming off of a career-best Charlotte Motor Speedway finish of 23rd last weekend; his 2nd consecutive top-25 effort with Derrick Finley atop the No. 38 pit box and his 10th top-25 finish of the 2012 season. Gilliland currently sits 27th in NASCAR’s point standings and has a career-best finish of 22nd at Kansas Speedway.
The team will participate in a two-day test prior to the event, to acclimate themselves to the newly repaved and reconfigured speedway, which has added progressive banking to the racing surface.
David Gilliland on Kansas
“We had a strong run on a 1.5 mile oval last weekend at Charlotte and will look to replicate that effort this weekend. We really don’t know how the new surface will race until we unload. Derrick [Finley] and I have worked well together in these last two races. Hopefully we can put together another top-25 here at Kansas in our new-look Long John Silver’s Ford.”