Gilliland set to carry Speedco colors in eight NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series races this season
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 11, 2020) – Front Row Motorsports (FRM) announced today that Speedco, a member of the Love’s Family of Companies, will partner with Todd Gilliland for eight races throughout the 2020 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season. Speedco’s distinguishable blue and yellow colors will make their debut on the sides of Gilliland’s No. 38 Ford F-150 at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway.
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. Since their inception to the Love’s Family of Companies in 2017, Speedco has been an integral part of FRM’s NASCAR program, and they continue to grow that relationship as they venture into the Truck Series with Gilliland this season.
Aside from Las Vegas, we will see the Speedco colors adorn the No. 38 at Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway, Texas Motor Speedway (Ft. Worth, Texas), Chicagoland (Ill.) Speedway, Kentucky Speedway (Sparta, Ky.), Michigan International Speedway (Brooklyn, Mich.), Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, and Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
“I don’t think I’ve ever been as excited for a race season as I am this year,” said Gilliland. “We have so many great partners coming on board, and I couldn’t be happier to have Speedco and the Love’s family behind us this year. They have such a loyal relationship to Front Row Motorsports, and for them to be a part of our new truck program means a lot to me personally. I’ve been traveling from racetrack to racetrack my whole life and know how important great service is – Speedco and Love’s is the best in the business.”
Gilliland and the No. 38 Speedco team will take to the one-and-a-half-mile track in Las Vegas on Friday, February 21, with a 9:00 p.m. ET start time.
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
Carrying on the family tradition, Todd Gilliland will drive the same Black’s Tire paint scheme that his father David competed in throughout his career
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 5, 2020) – Front Row Motorsports announced today that Black’s Tire and Auto Service / BTS Tire & Wheel Distributors will partner with Todd Gilliland for four races throughout the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series this season. The distinctive paint scheme will make its debut on the No. 38 Ford F-150 in the season opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
Black’s Tire has a long-standing history in NASCAR, and more specifically, with the Gilliland family. Aside from carrying on his family’s lucrative history of driving the No. 38 this season, Gilliland will proudly become a second-generation driver to carry the Black’s Tire colors. The Ricky Benton-owned company has sponsored Gilliland’s father, David, in numerous races throughout his career in both the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series and the NASCAR Cup Series. The elder Gilliland drove the Black’s Tire Ford in his most recent NASCAR Cup Series start in the 2018 Daytona 500, where he went on to collect a 14th-place finish. The paint scheme on the younger Gilliland’s F-150 will resemble the one that his father drove. He will also be donning a firesuit that mirrors what his father wore during his years representing Black’s Tire.
“It means a lot to me that Black’s Tire is coming onboard in 2020,” said Todd Gilliland. “It’s really cool to see Ricky Benton’s passion for racing. I’ve spent a lot of time around him and everyone at Black’s Tire when my dad was racing for them, and they are all great people. It’s special that they believe in me and want me to carry on the legacy of representing Black’s Tire. I’m looking forward to having multiple opportunities to get them to victory lane this season.”
In addition to Black’s Tire and Auto Service / BTS Tire & Wheel Distributors, Gilliland will also have southeastern North Carolina restoration company Highland Construction riding on the sides of his Ford F-150.
The third-generation racer will be taking on his third season in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series as he transitions to the Ford Performance family with Front Row Motorsports. In 48 starts, he has one win, 12 top-five and 26 top-10 finishes. In his earlier years, Gilliland spent time developing in NASCAR’s regional series, where he became a two-time ARCA Menards Series West Champion and collected 20 wins in 53 combined ARCA Menards Series East and West starts. The 19-year-old driver also has two ARCA Menards Series wins under his belt, with his most recent occurring last fall at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway.
“David (Gilliland) has proudly represented Black’s Tire and our race team in the past and we are thrilled to bring Todd into the family,” said Black’s Tire and Auto Service owner Ricky Benton. “With a driver with his pedigree and the race-winning experience of FRM, I look forward to joining the team in victory lane this year.”
Gilliland and the No. 38 Front Row Motorsports team will kick-off the 23-race NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season on at 7:30 p.m. ET on Feb. 14 at the famed Daytona International Speedway. Live coverage of the event will be broadcast on FS1.
ABOUT BLACK’S TIRE AND AUTO SERVICE: Black's Tire and Auto Service was formed as Black's Service Station by W. Crowell Black in Whiteville, N.C. in 1929. Now, with 46 locations in both North and South Carolina, Black's remains a local, family owned/operated tire sales and service and vehicle repair business. In addition to the retail and commercial locations, Black's also operates four warehouse/distribution centers, BTS Tire & Wheel Distributors, a commercial sales division and a tire-retreading business, Carolina Retreads. The Black's Tire family includes more than 700 highly skilled, service-minded team members and ASE certified technicians.
To learn more about Black’s Tire or to find a location, visit www.blackstire.com. Follow Black’s Tire and Auto Service on social media: Twitter at @BlacksTire, Instagram at @BlacksTire and Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/blackstire.
ABOUT HIGHLAND CONSTRUCTION AND RESTORATION:
Founded in 1981, Highlands Construction is a North Carolina-licensed general contractor
specializing in fire and water restoration. For nearly 40 years, Highland Construction
served thousands of businesses and homeowners. The company is based in Fayetteville,
with offices in Wilmington and Raleigh N.C. Learn more at highland-inc.com. Follow Highland Construction on social media: Twitter at @TeamHighland, Instagram at @TeamHighland and Facebook at facebook.com/HighlandFayetteville.
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.