David Gilliland
David Gilliland
54-Year-Old Driver  
2019 Fantasy Outlook
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. Read Past Outlooks
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.
A co-owner for the team, Gilliland will step in behind the wheel of the No. 17 truck for three races while DGR-Crosley waits for Tyler Ankrum to gain eligibility after his 18th birthday March 6. It will mark the 24th career start at Daytona -- and third on the Truck Series at the track -- for Gilliland.
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NASCAR Draft Kit: 2018 Truck Series Rankings
February 8, 2018
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NASCAR Barometer: Keselowski Tames Wild Talladega
May 2, 2016
C.J. Radune describes Brad Keselowski’s GEICO 500 win in what looked more like a demolition derby than a NASCAR race.
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April 27, 2016
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NASCAR Draft Kit: Updated 2016 Sprint Cup Driver Rankings
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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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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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Sprint Cup
December 11, 2015
Front Row Motorsports driver Gilliland is weighing his options for 2016. With Front Row's announcement that Chris Buescher will pilot the No. 34 Ford next season and the possibility of the organization down-sizing from three teams to two, Gilliland is hoping to lock down a permanent ride, motorsport.com reports.
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