Team Overview

Based in Mooresville, North Carolina and competing full-time since 2009, Front Row Motorsports (FRM) is a winning organization competing in the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.  The team is owned by Tennessean Bob Jenkins. In 2022, we present Michael McDowell as the driver of the No. 34 Ford Mustang, Todd Gilliland as the driver of the No. 38 Ford Mustang and Zane Smith as the driver of the No. 38 Ford F150.

In competition, we are an ever-improving team with the goal of a being a sustained, year-to-year playoff competitor. FRM captured its first victory at the famous Talladega Superspeedway in May of 2013 when David Ragan won the race with his teammate David Gilliland finishing second in a monumental and historical moment for the organization. Chris Buescher returned the team to Victory Lane in 2016 at Pocono Raceway, launching FRM into the NASCAR Playoffs for the first time.  The team also has three top five finishes in the prestigious Daytona 500.

Off the track, FRM specializes in brand awareness and communications, experiential and consumer marketing, and B2B growth.  We focus on helping all our partners achieve their goals and objectives in the fast-paced lifestyle of NASCAR.

Team Milestones


  • Michael McDowell and the No. 34 Love's Travel Stops team win the season-opening Daytona 500 in dramatic fashion by going from third-to-first in the final corner. The win was the first of McDowell's career and locks the team into the 2021 playoffs.


  • David Ragan retired from the No. 38 Ford Mustang opening the door for rookie John Hunter Nemechek in 2020.  The No. 38 program earned three top 10 finishes in 2020 with Anthony Alfredo taking over the reigns of the No. 38 in 2021. The team is anchored by partner, Speedy Cash


  • Michael McDowell had a breakout 2019 and 2020 seasons with a top five finish in the Daytona 500 and six top 10 finishes over the two seasons in the No. 34 Love’s Travel Stops Ford.


  • Continuing its relationship with the Gilliland family and Love’s Travel Stops, FRM welcomed NASCAR champion Todd Gilliland to a new NASCAR Truck Series program anchored by Speedco- a company of Love’s.  Gilliland made the NASCAR Playoffs in its first year in 2020 and finished 10th. 



  • The team heavily increased its investment within the sport during these two seasons.  FRM created a strong partnership with Roush Fenway Racing and Ford Performance for advanced engineering, technical and chassis support


  • David Ragan rejoined the team with support from Camping World and collected four top 10 finishes in this span to move the team higher in the rankings


  • Michael McDowell took over the No. 34 Ford Mustang and immediately finished in the top 10 in the Daytona 500


  • A new three-car and driver lineup of David Gilliland, Cole Whitt and Brett Moffitt joined the team.

  • Chris Buescher returned the team to Victory Lane at the Pocono Raceway in 2016, launching FRM into the NASCAR Playoffs for the first time



  • David Gilliland and David Ragan return to continue to build and strengthen the team, its relationship with Ford Performance and partners that now included CSX and Peterbuilt among others



  • In dramatic fashion, David Gilliland pushed David Ragan to a one-two finish at the Talladega Superspeedway scoring the team’s first win


  • Love’s Travel Stops begins partnership with FRM beginning a long-term, loyal partnership that continues today



  • David Ragan finishes fourth at Talladega and establishes the team as a threat at superspeedways



  • David Gilliland finishes third in Daytona 500 to earn the team’s first top-five finish



  • Team expands to be a multi-car operation with Ford Performance and Roush Yates Racing Engines.  The organization introduces the No. 37 and No. 38 teams



  • Entered the NASCAR Cup Series full time with driver John Andretti in the No. 34

Team Owner: Bob Jenkins

An unmatched passion for NASCAR, Bob Jenkins is the leader behind Front Row Motorsports.  A successful businessmen and philanthropist, companies that Jenkins owns and operates includes:


  • Charter Foods, Inc.  Charter Foods currently operates over 300 Taco Bell, KFC, Pizza Hut and A&W All-American Food Restaurants across the East Coast. Charter Foods is headquartered in Morristown, Tenn.


  • Owner and operator of Morristown Drivers Service, Inc.  MDS is a 200+ fleet of tractors, trailers and refrigeration units to deliver short, regional and coast-to-coast lines. They also provide warehouse and distribution services. MDS is headquartered in Morristown, Tenn.

  • Owner and operator of Dockside Logistics.  Dockside is a port operation with warehouse, packaging, distribution and transportation services throughout the southeast.  Dockside is located in Charleston, S.C. 


  • Community Leader.   As much success as Jenkins has had in his business career, Jenkins gives just as much back to his community.  He is the founder of Lakeview Christian Academy- a state-of-the-art Christian school system in Tennessee


Front Row Motorsports Team Owner Bob Jenkins in Victory Lane with David Ragan.