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Todd Gilliland’s newly formed No. 38 NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series team with DGR-Crosley and Front Row Motorsports has picked up sponsorship familiar to the Gilliland family.
Black’s Tire will sponsor the No. 38 in four races during the 2020 season, beginning at Daytona International Speedway next week, the team announced Wednesday, Feb. 5.
“It means a lot to me that Black’s Tire is coming on board in 2020,” Gilliland said in a team release. “It’s really cool to see Ricky Benton’s passion for racing. I’ve spent a lot of time around him and everyone at Black’s Tire when my dad was racing for them, and they are all great people. It’s special that they believe in me and want me to carry on the legacy of representing Black’s Tire. I’m looking forward to having multiple opportunities to get them to victory lane this season.”
Black’s Tire has generally been a part of the Ricky Benton Racing organization in the Cup and Truck series, as team owner Benton also heads up Black’s Tire. According to a tweet from RBR, it does not plan to enter its No. 92 in the Daytona race, and it’s unclear if it plans to compete at all in 2020.
Gilliland’s father David has driven for RBR — and has by extension been sponsored by Black’s — multiple times in the past decade.
The other three races during which Black’s will sponsor Gilliland have not yet been announced.
Gilliland enters 2020 with a new team after competing for Kyle Busch Motorsports in 2019, winning one race. This is the first year of the partnership between DGR and FRM.
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