"Kansas is still extremely fast. It's one of those tracks that feels really fast and feels like it doesn't have enough banking to be going that fast. Last year we had a huge wreck there with Justin Allgaier and A.J. Allmendinger. That was probably one of the hardest hits I've ever had.
"But we're looking forward to going back. I feel like we've made some traction on the mile-and-a-halfs and hopefully it will transfer over and we'll have some good speed there."
JUST THE FACTS: Gilliland has 12 Sprint Cup starts at Kansas Speedway ... His best finish is 22nd (2006, 2008) ... MDS Transport returns as primary sponsor of the No. 38 at the 1.5-mile oval.