Hollywood Casino 400
Kansas Speedway, Kansas City, Kan.
Brett Moffitt | No. 34 Dockside Logistics Ford
“Kansas is one of those tracks they call ‘cookie-cutter tracks,’ but they all race so much differently. Each one has its own unique things. Kansas is just really fast. The pavement has so much grip. And now that it’s cooler this time of year, I’m sure it’s going to be even faster. But, overall, I think we can take the successes and the things we’ve learned at the mile-and-a-halfs and make our car faster.”
JUST THE FACTS: Sunday’s Hollywood Casino 400 will be Moffitt’s second Sprint Cup start at Kansas Speedway … The Dockside Logistics colors return to the No. 34 Ford for the Kansas race.
Cole Whitt | No. 35 Rich Logistics Ford
“We’ve got a new partner with us at Kansas. Rich Logistics, they’re a trucking and logistics company, and they’ve got a location nearby in Kansas City. So, they’ll be using the race as an appreciation event for their drivers and employees. We’ve got a new paint scheme that looks really sharp and it should be a cool weekend for everybody coming out to the track.
“The racing groove at Kansas has expanded really fast since they repaved it. I think the races have all been won on the top lately. It’s almost become a rim-riding kind of a place, which is weird because at first after the repave you couldn’t leave the yellow line. It’s kind of weird to see a newly repaved track do that.”
JUST THE FACTS: Whitt has four prior Sprint Cup starts at Kansas Speedway … His top finish at the 1.5-mile oval is 23rd (2014) … Rich Logistics makes its NASCAR debut as primary sponsor of the No. 35 at Kansas … Whitt will be at the Ford Performance display at Kansas Speedway on Sunday at 10:15 a.m. for fan Q&A.
David Gilliland | No. 38 Love’s Travel Stops Ford
“We’ve got a little different look on our Love’s Travel Stops Ford this week. Love’s TirePass is on the hood and quarter panels. It’s a great service Love’s offers truck drivers. TirePass is an in-lane tire inflation and assessment service performed by a certified technician, all in the time it takes a driver to fuel. A printout of the results is then given to the driver. If there are any issues, they can get them taken care of right there on site and prevent something potentially dangerous from happening on the road.
“Kansas is a good track. It’s really fast and has a high sensation of speed. And it’s getting a little racier as the pavement wears each year. We’ve learned a lot in the last few weeks that will help us there.”
JUST THE FACTS: Gilliland has 13 Sprint Cup starts at Kansas Speedway … His best finish at the 1.5-mile oval is 22nd (2006, 2008) … Love’s Travel Stops returns as primary sponsor of the No. 38, showcasing Love’s TirePass, an integrated tire inflation and assessment service that takes place in line while the driver fuels.
About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports is a race-winning organization competing in NASCAR’s premier Sprint Cup Series, fielding the No. 34, the No. 35 and the No. 38 Fords. The team is owned by Bob Jenkins and is headquartered just outside of Charlotte, N.C. FRM was named to INC Magazine’s “INC 5000” list in 2012, recognizing the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The team’s partnership base is representative of more than $200 billion of the U.S. economy and includes organizations such as Ford Motor Company, Love’s Travel Stops, Colgate-Palmolive, CSX Transportation, Taco Bell and Long John Silver’s. Visit teamfrm.com.