David Gilliland always brings some extra speed to Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. This week, he's also bringing a new paint scheme. The No. 38 Ford will feature the brown and orange scheme of A&W Restaurants for this weekend's Food City 500 at the .533-mile oval.
Fans have a good reason to root for the root beer car. Gilliland has always been fast and a strong qualifier at the fan-favorite short track. His finished 20th in his most recent visit to Bristol last August and has a career-best ninth-place finish among his 13 Sprint Cup starts.
Comments from A&W team driver David Gilliland heading to Bristol:
"We feel like we've been really competitive as an organization at Bristol for the last couple years. So, we're excited about going back. For me, the reconfiguration didn't really change the racing much at all. You still get so much momentum up high, as long as you can run up there, and it's hard to pass down on the bottom. So it's ...