Gilliland to Pay Tribute to the Troops
By: Jeff Wackerlin - @JWackerlin Twitter and Instagram | MRN.com on June 26, 2014 | 1:40 P.M. EST
The special camouflage designed car that carries the message "We love our troops" was unveiled Thursday afternoon just outside Kentucky Speedway at a nearby Love's Travel Spot. (Photo: Jeff Wackerlin)
SPARTA, Ky. - David Gilliland will pay tribute to the troops next weekend at Daytona International Speedway with a special paint scheme on his No. 38 Love's Ford.
The special camouflage designed car that carries the message "We love our troops" was unveiled Thursday afternoon just outside Kentucky Speedway at a nearby Love's Travel Spot with Kentucky-based military personnel in attendance.
"With Love's commitment to the military and obviously our love for the military it just all came together," Gilliland said. "While they were working on the paint scheme everybody at Front Row was coming up with ideas and we got to see a couple different renderings and I think this one looks awesome. We are looking forward to running it next weekend at Daytona."
Gilliland has had success on the restrictor-plate tracks and is looking forward to the chance of visiting Victory Lane with the car that was signed by the troops at the event.
“It's an honor just to drive it,” Gilliland said. “Then to go to a place where we have a legitimate shot of winning is even better. Now having some of our military members sign the hood and having their autographs on the car riding with me it would be extra, extra special.”
The paint scheme is just one of the latest for the "NASCAR: An American Salute" program that kicked off Memorial Day weekend with the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway and will conclude July 4th weekend at Daytona.