"This is a special race for us because we get to pay tribute to a NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee. Jerry Cook was a six-time Modified champ, and he'll get inducted with the Class of 2016 coming up in January. But this weekend at Martinsville, we're going to have a replica paint scheme like one of his old Modifieds. His daughter sent us a bunch of personal photos so we could make sure we got the design just right. He'll be there Sunday to see it, so we hope he likes it."
JUST THE FACTS: Gilliland has 18 Sprint Cup starts at Martinsville Speedway ... His best finish at the track known as the "Paperclip" is 19th (2010) ... The No. 38 will pay tribute to 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee and six-time NASCAR Modified champ Jerry Cook with a replica paint scheme ... Gilliland will be at the speedway's pre-race stage with Cook on Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for a question-and-answer session.
David Gilliland Front Row Motorsports Goody's Headache Relief Shot 500 Preview
Latest from Speedway Digest Staff
- Barnes Earns First Delta Speedway Win Of 2021 on Saturday Night
- Bower Claims Fifth Western Midget Racing Win Of 2021 at Ventura
- Clifton Takes Lucky Win in Wild Sportsman 100 at Bowman Gray
- Jaden Brown cruises to second straight Sportsman Mod win at Mahoning Valley Speedway
- Bob Lehman Classic Duel at All American Speedway Goes to Kyle Tellstrom