Team Overview

Front Row Motorsports competes in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, the premier division of NASCAR competition.  The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by Tennessean, Bob Jenkins.

The team currently fields three full-time entries, the No. 35 of Cole Whitt, the No. 38 of David Gilliland as well as the No. 34 team with a multiple number of drivers filling the seat since David Ragan’s departure to Joe Gibbs Racing.

The team has made great strides in its short existence.  The team captured its first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory at the famous Talladega Superspeedway in May of 2013 as David Ragan won the race, with his teammate David Gilliland finishing 2nd in a monumental and historic run for FRM.

The team also claimed a 3rd place finish in the 2011 Daytona 500 with driver David Gilliland.

While the organization is committed to continuously improving upon its on-track efforts, it also realizes the importance of its partners and is focused on helping them achieve their goals and objectives through NASCAR.  Since its inception, Front Row Motorsports has successfully built programs for a wide variety of partners.  It’s current list partnership base is representative of over $200 billion of the U.S. economy and includes five, Fortune 500 partners. In 2012, FRM was named to Inc. Magazine’s “INC. 5,000” list, which identifies the 5,000 fastest-growing privately held companies in the U.S.  FRM earned a rank of No. 800 on the list.

Mission Statement

At the heart of Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is our goal to be the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series team most admired for its people, partnerships and performance both on and off the track.
While FRM’s competition personnel continually seek ever better performances, FRM’s business team aims to build the most compelling value propositions in not only motorsports and sports marketing, but in marketing in general. After a review and analysis of the costs, risks, benefits and ultimate value that our programs deliver to each of our partners, and other constituent groups within and outside their organizations, the veritable evidence should prove that our program was the best investment.  That is our over-arching goal.

Cole Whitt

Driver, No. 35 Ford

– 4th, NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the year (2014)

– 7th in NASCAR Xfinity Series (2012)

– Two-time World Karting Association Grand National Champion

– Eight-time International Karting Federation Grand National Champion

– USAC National Midget Champion (2008)


David Gilliland

Driver, No. 38 Ford

– One career Nationwide Series win (Kentucky)

– Former Daytona 500 Pole Winner (Fastest Qualifier)

-NASCAR Sprint Cup Series runner-up finishes at Sonoma and Talladega

– Finished 3rd in 2011 Daytona 500

-4 career NASCAR K&N Series Wins

– 2012 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Winner at Sonoma





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