Todd Gilliland, No. 38 Speedco Ford F-150
Todd Gilliland is ready to get back behind the wheel of his No. 38 Speedco Ford F-150 Saturday evening at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. Coming off a successful month of racing in June, he's hoping to pick up where he left off in July. In the three NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races in June, Gilliland earned two top-five and three top-10 finishes. That momentum vaulted him up to fifth in the driver point standings.
He has two previous starts at the intermediate track. He finished seventh in 2018 and last year was running well, finishing third in the first stage of the race. In the second stage he began to lose power and after the race determined a spark plug wire had come loose, leaving him in 17th place, five laps off the pace.
The Front Row Motorsports team will be taking the same Ford F-150 it raced at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway two weeks ago. Gilliland finished fourth in that race and hopes to improve on that at Kentucky.
Speedco, part of the Love's family of companies, will be back on Gilliland's No. 38 Ford F-150 at Kentucky. Love's provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love's has more than 380 truck service centers, which include on-site and stand-alone Speedco and Love's Truck Care locations. Love's and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network. Love's is committed to providing customers with "Clean Places, Friendly Faces" at every stop. To learn more, visit loves.com.
The No. 38 Speedco Ford F-150 will compete in the 150-lap Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 on Saturday, July 11, at 6:00 p.m., ET. A live broadcast of the race will be shown on FS1. Stage breaks will be on laps 35 and 70.
Number of Starts at Kentucky: 2
Best Start: 2nd (2018)
Best Finish: 7th (2018)
2020 Driver Point Standings: 5th
Gilliland on Kentucky: "I love racing at Kentucky. It's a really nice race track. We were running really well there last year and had a spark plug wire come off. I'm hoping to back up some of the momentum we have gained the last few races this year and just keep continuing to click off good finishes. I feel like our Front Row Motorsports (FRM) team is in a really good place right now and we just keep getting better every week. Since DGR-Crosley got its first truck win at Kentucky last year, it would cool if I could get FRM's first truck win there this weekend."
Todd Gilliland, No. 38 Crosley Brands Ford F-150
Start: 8th (random drawing)
Gilliland on Pocono: "It was an up-and-down-day. We struggled with being really tight. We were in the right lanes part of the day and made up some positions there and maintained them on the race track. Before the end of the second stage we got a flat right-rear tire coming to the green. We had to pit under green and luckily my crew chief (Chris Lawson) called for two tires which got us out in front of the guys we were racing and we were able to get back up there. At the end of the day, it was another solid run. If we keep getting these top fives, the wins will come. I'm really proud of my Front Row Motorsports team. Thanks to Ford and I'm excited to have Crosley Brands on board today."
Todd Gilliland, No. 38 Crosley Brands Ford F-150
Todd Gilliland has been having a pretty good season since racing resumed in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series in May. Although an accident took him out of contention at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway late in the race while running in the top five, he earned his best finish of the season (fourth) at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway and finished sixth two weeks ago at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway. With one top-five and two top-10 finishes in his last two NGROTS starts, he has moved up to fifth in the driver point standings.
This will be Gilliland's third start at Pocono Raceway. He has finished seventh in both of his previous races at the "Tricky Triangle" and hopes to improve on that Saturday. His Front Row Motorsports team is taking the same Ford F-150 he raced at Atlanta earlier this month when he finished fourth. It is one of the team's favorite F-150's in the fleet. Crosley Brands, based in Louisville, Ky., will be on board for this weekend's race with Gilliland.
The No. 38 Crosley Brands Ford F-150 will compete in the 60-lap Pocono Organics 150 on Saturday, June 27, at 12:30 p.m., ET. A live broadcast of the race will be shown on FS1. Stage breaks will be on laps 15 and 30.
Number of Starts at Pocono: 2
Best Start: 2nd
Best Finish: 7th
2020 Driver Point Standings: 5th
Gilliland on Pocono: "Racing at Pocono is pretty fun. It's a short race, so it's a huge help to be good right away. With the first stage break coming at lap 15, you can make adjustments pretty soon after the race starts if you need to get better. I'm proud of how this Front Row Motorsports team has performed since we started racing again. We've had some really solid finishes the last few races which has helped us a ton in the points. Chris (Lawson, crew chief) and I work really well together and since I worked a lot with him in the past we didn't have to learn how to communicate with each other. I'm looking forward to the race this weekend and hope we can keep clicking off good finishes. It will be cool to have Crosley Brands on our truck. Maybe if I win they will give me my own jukebox for my house."
Start: 18th (random drawing)
Gilliland on Homestead: "I started 18th tonight and finished sixth and got caught a lap down at one time. I'm just really proud of this team for fighting back. This pit crew is really good, so definitely thank you to them for all the spots on pit road tonight. The truck was really loose a lot of the night with some weird transitions. I think we were on the splitter a little bit. We're just still working on it. New team, new set-ups that we don't have practice for, so I'm really proud of everyone. I think once we start getting practice we're going to be a lot better, so I'm looking forward to that day, but also still proud of the finishes we keep clicking off. Thank you to Speedco, Loves,Thank a Trucker and Ford. We're just happy to still be at the race track."
Coming off his best finish of the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season to date, Todd Gilliland is eager to get back to the race track. The 20-year-old finished fourth at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway last weekend and is looking to keep that momentum going with crew chief Chris Lawson and his Front Row Motorsports (FRM) team.
Gilliland has made two previous starts at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway with his best finish coming last year when he was eighth. His FRM team is taking the same truck he drove at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway in February, where he finished seventh for his first top-10 finish of the season.
Speedco will be back on Gilliland's No. 38 Ford F-150 at Homestead. Speedco is a national network of 53 service locations that provides oil changes, preventive maintenance, inspection services and tire offerings for drivers in the professional trucking industry. They have been an integral part of Front Row Motorsports' NASCAR program and will continue to grow that relationship as the vibrant blue and yellow Speedco colors will adorn the sides of Gilliland's F-150 for eight races this season.
The No. 38 Speedco Ford F-150 will compete in the 134-lap NGROTS 200 on Saturday, June 13, at 7:30 p.m., ET. A live broadcast of the race will be shown on FS1. Stage breaks will be on laps 30 and 60.
Number of Starts at Homestead: 2
Best Start: 11th
Best Finish: 8th
2020 Driver Point Standings: 10th
Gilliland on Homestead: "I'm ready to get back to the track and keep our momentum going. We earned our best finish of the season (fourth) last Saturday at Atlanta. We had a shot at the win since I restarted on the front row for the overtime finish, but I didn't get the restart we needed. That's part of the learning process and the next time I'm in that position I'll be ready. It will be great to have Speedco back on our Ford F-150 and hopefully we can keep improving our finishes until we end up in Victory Lane. My FRM team is bringing fast trucks to the track every week, so now we just need to keep clicking off solid finishes."
Start: 12th (random drawing)
Todd Gilliland and his No. 38 Front Row Motorsports (FRM) team will carry new colors this weekend at Atlanta (Ga.) Motor Speedway as the team welcomes Mannington Commercial, one of the world's leading manufacturers of fine flooring, to the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series.
With a newly structured schedule this season, the Truck Series will head to the one-and-a-half-mile track near Atlanta for the fourth race of the 2020 season. The No. 38 team has a best finish of seventh-place this year, which occurred at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway in February. Gilliland and his FRM team have been strong contenders each race, running inside the top five and challenging for the lead multiple times. He was running fourth at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway last week when he was taken out of contention by an accident with 32 laps to go.
Gilliland has one previous start at Atlanta Motor Speedway, which occurred in 2019. The 20-year-old driver started the race from the 11th position and collected a ninth-place finish in his track debut last season. While Gilliland doesn't have a lot of experience on the abrasive track in Atlanta, he has practiced on the Ford Performance simulator, as well as spent time with his spotter, Coleman Pressley, reviewing film in preparation for Saturday's event.
The No. 38 Mannington Ford F-150 will compete in the 130-lap Vet Tix/Camping World 200 on Saturday, June 6, at 1:00 p.m., ET. A live broadcast of the race will be shown on FS1.
Number of Starts at Atlanta: 1
Best Start: 11th
Best Finish: 9th
2020 Driver Point Standings: 13th
Gilliland on Atlanta: "Overall, I'm excited for Atlanta this weekend. It's one of the most fun mile-and-a-half race tracks that we go to because it has a very worn out surface. On top of the great racing it produces, there will be a few Cup Series drivers racing this weekend, which will help us put on an even better show for the fans. I'm really hoping that we have a good finish on Saturday for everyone working hard at Front Row Motorsports and for our new sponsor, Mannington Commercial. The truck looks great, and I want to give them a nice welcome to our team and the Truck Series. We've been strong in the races so far this season, but just don't have the finishes to show how well we've been running."
Todd Gilliland, No. 38 Black's Tire & Auto Service Ford F-150
Start: 11th (random drawing)
Todd Gilliland and his No. 38 Black's Tire & Auto Service Ford F-150 will return to the track next week at Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series after a 13-week hiatus. Following a seventh-place finish in their last race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway back on February 21, Gilliland and his Front Row Motorsports (FRM) team hope to pick up where they left off and keep their momentum going.
Gilliland will have a new crew chief starting at Charlotte, Chris Lawson. He was previously the car chief on the team and was Gilliland's first stock car crew chief back in 2013. The pair won four K&N East races together in 2017 and Lawson was the first employee when David Gilliland started his own team.
Charlotte is a track where Gilliland has two previous starts (2018 and 2019). The 20-year-old driver started both races from third place and collected top-10 finishes in each (10th in 2018 and seventh in 2019). He led seven laps in last year's race and hopes to add to that on Tuesday night.
The No. 38 Black's Tire & Auto Service Ford F-150 will compete in the 134-lap N.C. Education Lottery 200 on Tuesday, May 26, at 8:00 p.m., ET. A live broadcast of the race will be shown on FS1. The race will be broken into three segments with stage-ending cautions on lap 30 and lap 60.
Number of Starts at Charlotte: 2
Best Start: 3rd
Best Finish: 7th
2020 Driver Point Standings: 9th
Gilliland on Charlotte: "I am so excited to get back to racing next week. I've done a lot of iRacing during the down time. It was fun, but nothing compares to the real thing. I had the chance to run a Late Model race at Greenville-Pickens Speedway in South Carolina last weekend, so that gave me a chance to knock the rust off and get back in the seat. I won the pole and finished third, so it was a fun night and it felt great to be back at the track. I'm looking forward to working with Chris (Lawson) and continuing the momentum we had going earlier this year. I'm also happy to have Black's Tire & Auto Service on our truck again at Charlotte. They were going to bring a large group of people to the track, but obviously that couldn't happen, so I hope to put on a great race for them watching on television."
Speedco Partners with Todd Gilliland for iRacing Event Tuesday Night The Replacements 100 Streamed Live on Twitch
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (March 23, 2020) - Front Row Motorsports (FRM) announced today that Speedco, a member of the Love's Family of Companies, will partner with Todd Gilliland for Tuesday night's, The Replacements 100. The race will be streamed live on www.TWITCH.TV/IRACING and be run from the virtual Kansas Speedway using NASCAR Cup Series-style cars.
Speedco is a primary sponsor of FRM and Gilliland in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series this season. The company is a national network of 53 service locations that provides oil changes, preventive maintenance, inspection services and tire offerings for drivers in the professional trucking industry. Since their inception to the Love's Family of Companies in 2017, Speedco has been an integral part of FRM's NASCAR program.
The Replacements is an iRacing.com series founded by NASCAR drivers and industry veterans. Drivers, spotters, crew members and marketing professionals from across all aspects of NASCAR will compete in a 100-lap race on the iRacing.com platform.
"In the past week, iRacing has become the best way for teams, drivers and partners to reach fans," said Gilliland. "Kevin Hamlin and T.J. Majors were two of the first in the sport to create an iRacing solution. I then quickly went to work to get my simulator ready. I want to give something back to our fans, Speedco, their employees and customers during this time. I think this is something fun we can all do."
The Replacements 100 is scheduled for Tuesday, March 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET.
About Love's Travel Stops
Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores is the nation's industry-leading travel stop network with more than 500 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 25,000 people. Love's provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love's has more than 380 truck service centers, which include on-site and stand-alone Speedco and Love's Truck Care locations. Love's and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network. Love's is committed to providing customers with "Clean Places, Friendly Faces" at every stop. To learn more, visit loves.com.
About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization in the NASCAR Cup Series. The team was founded in 2004 and is owned by successful entrepreneur, Bob Jenkins. FRM fields two full-time entries - the No. 34 of Michael McDowell and the No. 38 of John Hunter Nemechek - from its Mooresville, N.C., headquarters just outside of Charlotte. In 2020, the team announced an expansion to include the No. 38 Ford F-150 in the NASCAR Gander RV and Outdoors Truck Series, driven by Todd Gilliland. Visit teamfrm.com and follow FRM on social media: Twitter at @Team_FRM, Instagram at @team_frm and Facebook at facebook.com/FrontRowMotorsports.