Gilliland's No. 38 Pays Tribute to Hall of Fame Inductee Jerry Cook

Front Row Motorsports will pay tribute to 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Cook with a throwback paint scheme on David Gilliland's No. 38 Ford this weekend at Martinsville (Va. ) Speedway.

The old-school red scheme will replicate the look of a car run by the six-time NASCAR Modified champion during the 1970s. Cook won championships in 1971 and 1972, and 1974 through 1977. The 72-year-old Rome, New York, native will be inducted into the Hall of Fame with four other members of the Class of 2016 in January.

"It's an honor to run this paint scheme paying tribute to a Hall of Fame inductee," Gilliland said. "It's hard enough to win one championship in any racing series, but Jerry won six. That's dominant.

"The car looks fantastic. I love the old-school look. We can't wait for Jerry to see it in person and hope he likes it, too."

Cook retired from racing in 1982 to become the Modified series' director. He still works in NASCAR as a competition administrator.

"I want to thank Front Row Motorsports and David Gilliland for this tribute," Cook said. "For me to get voted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame is absolutely the highest honor I could ever get in racing. I know it was a lot of work for them to get that car together and paint it, and I think it looks great. I wish David all the luck in the world at Martinsville on Sunday."

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