Statesville, N.C. – Coming off two top-25 finishes in their last mile-and-a-half race events, Charlotte and Kansas, David Gilliland and the No. 38 Long John Silver’s team hope to continue their strong runs this Sunday at the Texas Motor Speedway. A track similar in size and shape, Texas has always been a favorite of Gilliland’s.
Under the direction of new crew chief Derrick Finley, the No. 38 Ford team has improved their performance at the faster, intermediate tracks. Gilliland has mentioned that Finley has prepared him some of his best cars to race at these style tracks this season.
Gilliland has a career-best finish of 15th at Texas.
David Gilliland on Texas: “I’m pretty anxious to get to Texas. Derrick has really pumped in some new life to our intermediate cars and they have been pretty fun to race. We’re still working on getting more speed out of the cars, but it seems we’re just a lot further ahead right now. We just want to maximize what we can do each week, and I think we...