Statesville, NC — May 27, 2014
David Gilliland, driver of the No. 38 The Pete Store Ford, comments on racing at Dover International Speedway:
"I feel like Dover is probably the most physically demanding track we go to, and it's one of my favorite racetracks. It's a lot of fun and has one of the highest sensations of speed of anywhere we go. I'm really looking forward to it, because everywhere we've gone this year seems so much faster with the new rule package and the cars being lower. So, your sensation of speed is up already, and it's always been up at Dover. So, I'm eager to get there with our Pete Store Ford and see what it's like.
"This will be The Pete Store's first time back on our car this year, and it should be a good one. I've sat and watched a race at Dover, watching the cars dive off the corners, and then got in the car and ran some laps. And it feels 10 times worse than it looks. It's like driving off into a hole. But it's always a really cool race to watch."
JUST THE FACTS:
Gilliland has 15 starts at Dover International Speedway ... His top finish at the one-mile concrete oval is 16th (2008) ... The Pete Store, the largest privately owned Peterbilt dealer by sales in the country, makes its 2014 return to the No. 38 Ford Fusion at Dover ... The dealer has a store down the road from the "Monster Mile" in Seaford, DE.