David Gilliland
David Gilliland
44-Year-Old Driver  
Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports
2020 Fantasy Outlook
Made just two starts last season in his own DGR-Crosley truck. Could see similar limited schedule again in 2020. Read Past Outlooks
Back in No. 38 car again in 2021
Gander Outdoors Truck
January 6, 2021
Front Row Motorsports announced Wednesday that Gilliland would return for a second season in the team's No. 38 Ford for the 2021 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season, Zack Albert of NASCAR.com reports.
Gilliland enjoyed a successful first season in the No. 38 truck in 2020, earning four top-five finishes en route to securing a postseason berth. Chris Lawson returns as Gilliland's crew chief as the two look to replicate their results for another year.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Now more of a team owner than racer, Gilliland still made some spot starts in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series in 2018. He racked up three Top-5 finishes in just five starts split between his own race team and a Kyle Busch Motorsports' truck. Gilliland hasn't announced any racing plans for 2019, but it wouldn't at all be surprising to see him get behind the wheel a few times and mix it up with the young drivers of this racing series.
Front Row Motorsports is scaling back from three to two teams from last season, and it appears that Gilliland's No. 38 team may be the one on the chopping block. The 10-year veteran had an unspectacular 2015 season and finished the worst in the driver standings (32nd) since 2010. Gilliland's average finish position dropped over one-half a point and he failed to register a top-10 finish for the second-straight season. He enters a tough free agent market that has names like David Ragan, Brian Vickers and Sam Hornish Jr. in it. The opportunities to land a ride will be very slim despite his over 300 starts of Sprint Cup Series experience.
He returns for his fourth season of competition with Front Row Motorsports. Gilliland has been with this three-car stable since it’s inception in 2010 and has been working hard to move up the standings ever since. Progress has been hard to measure for this driver and team. Gilliland was held without a Top-10 finish in the 2012 season and that’s concerning. This driver and team usually perform best on the super speedways, but he didn’t even post a Top 10 in those four events. Gilliland will work hard to improve in the upcoming season and that starts with the super speedway event at Daytona in February. His Daytona 500 performance could easily set the pace for the remainder of the 2013 season.
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Set for three-race slate
Gander Outdoors Truck
February 5, 2019
DGR-Crosley announced Monday that Gilliland would drive the No. 17 Toyota in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series season opener Feb. 15 at Daytona International Speedway, Speedsport.com reports.
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Third at Talladega
Camping World Truck
October 13, 2018
Gilliland finished third in the FR8 Auctions 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway Saturday afternoon.
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Wins Truck Series Pole at Daytona
Camping World Truck
February 16, 2018
Gilliland won the pole for the NextEra Energy Resources 250 Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona International Speedway Friday afternoon. He turned a fast lap of 183.610 mph.
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Daytona 500 Attempt
January 17, 2018
Ricky Benton Racing Enterprises announced that the team will be jumping to the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series for the season-opening Daytona 500 in February. Gilliland has rejoined the team to pilot the No. 92 Black's Tire and Auto Service/Carquest Auto Parts/Ford Fusion, Ricky Benton Racing PR reports.
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Sprint Cup
February 11, 2016
Front Row Motorsports will enter a third car for the Daytona 500 with Gilliland at the wheel of the No. 35 Ford, Front Row Motorsports PR reports.
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