STATESVILLE, North Carolina — - The green, white and black colors of 1-800LoanMart return to the No. 38 Ford of David Gilliland as the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series heads to Sonoma this weekend.
"Sonoma is one of my favorite tracks. "— David Gilliland
Gilliland, a native of nearby Riverside, California, posted a runner-up finish at the 12 turn, 2.52 mile road course in 2008. He drove his Front Row Motorsports Ford to a 12th place finish at the track last season and has an average career finish of 25th at road courses in NASCAR Sprint Cup Series competition.
Driver David Gilliland on Sonoma
"Sonoma is one of my favorite tracks. It is a good opportunity to bounce back from the tough weekend we had at Michigan, where we were caught up in a wreck. Not only is Sonoma in my home state of California, but it is one of the better tracks on the schedule for our No. 38 team. I've come so close to winning here before and am looking to put together a strong run for our 1-800LoanMart team this weekend.
"It is great to have 1-800LoanMart colors back on-board our No. 38 car. I had a lot of fun representing them at Fontana earlier this spring. Their national headquarters is in Encino, CA, so this weekend will be a homecoming for both of us."
Crew Chief Pat Tryson on Sonoma
"We had a good car at Michigan and it was a shame we ended up in a series of wrecks that weren't of our doing. Unfortunately, that is the nature of our sport. We're focusing on the speed we've seemed to find of late and looking to take our 1-800LoanMart Ford to Sonoma for a strong weekend. David is a good road course racer. If we can keep our No. 38 car out of trouble, I think we will end the day with a solid finish."