Statesville, N.C. – David Gilliland is happy to have ModSpace back on the hood of his No. 38 Ford this weekend at the Watkins Glen road course. With the sponsor on the hood this season, Gilliland has had his best results, including a season-best 21st last weekend at Pocono Raceway. This weekend will be the sixth time the Front Row Motorsports sponsor will ride with Gilliland.
“ModSpace is very excited to be the primary sponsor on the No. 38 car for this weekend’s event at Watkins Glen,” stated William Mann, Vice President of Motorsports for ModSpace. “The entire organization looks forward to seeing David and the No. 38 team challenge themselves on this competitive road course. The team has continued to improve all season and David has experience on road courses that should produce a great outcome this weekend.”
In the last three starts with ModSpace, Gilliland has earned three top-26 finishes, improving his finishing position each time. A driver and team that have proved to be fast at road courses, Gilliland is optimistic of an even better finish this weekend.
Gilliland heads to Watkins Glen with a best finish of 27th.
David Gilliland on Racing at Watkins Glen: “I have had better results at Sonoma, but I think we’re very capable of having a top-20 or top-15 finish this weekend at Watkins Glen. We had brake issues last year, but my first year with Front Row we finished 27th. I know we’re a stronger team today than what we were two years ago. A lot of that has to do with the support of ModSpace. They have been great partners and in our last three races together have really had some great finishes.
“I’m looking forward to this weekend. Pocono was a good run for us and we have some momentum. I think another good finish is easily attainable this weekend. We’re on more of a level playing field at the road courses and I want to take advantage of that. Our whole team is anxious to get back to the track.”
Crew chief Pat Tryson on Heading into Watkins Glen: “We have some momentum after Pocono. David had a good race and we were able to show some improvement. Our last three races, we’re around the top-25 weekly. This weekend gives us a chance to really have a good result. This is a fast road course, but the car still needs to be able to handle well. I feel confident we can give David what he needs.”