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David Gilliland To Race for Farm Bureau Insurance
September 28, 2009 Wally Brown Named Crew Chief for Races at Charlotte, Texas, and Homestead
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. ” Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announces today that David Gilliland will drive the No. 02 Farm Bureau Insurance Toyota in three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races, starting October 17 in Charlotte, and continuing with the November 8 race at Texas Motor Speedway and the November 22 season finale at Homestead Speedway.
Wally Brown, JGR’s R &D/Test Team crew chief, will serve as crew chief for each of the three races.
Earlier this year, Farm Bureau Insurance announced that they would sponsor six races in 2009 with Joe Gibbs Racing. Two of those races have been run in the No. 11 Toyota, driven by Denny Hamlin, earlier this month in Darlington and Atlanta. Farm Bureau Insurance will also appear on the No. 20 Toyota driven by Joey Logano on October 25 in Martinsville.
“Thus far, it’s been an exhilarating partnership between Farm Bureau Insurance and Joe Gibbs Racing. We’re excited to welcome David Gilliland to our Farm Bureau Insurance family. David and crew chief Wally Brown are both talented and established NASCAR sportsman, and I know both will represent our agents and customers flawlessly the remainder of 2009,” said Bubby Trosclair, Vice President of Agency for Farm Bureau Insurance.
Gilliland is in his fourth year driving in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, having now accumulated over 100 starts in the sports premiere division. He has started 24 races this season, driving primarily for TRG Motorsports.
Brown has been with JGR for three years, and currently serves as the crew chief for JGR’s R&D/Test team. He served as crew chief last year for the No. 02 Home Depot Toyota in Texas, the site of Joey Logano’s first start in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, and has filled in as crew chief for JGR’s Nationwide Series program.
“Farm Bureau Insurance is an outstanding partner with us and we think David and Wally will represent them well in these three races” said Joe Gibbs Racing President J.D. Gibbs. “Denny did a good job for them earlier this year and we’re confident Joey will give them a good run in Martinsville as well. We want to make sure we provide their agents, members and customers a program they can be proud of.”
For more information and to stay up to date on all Farm Bureau Insurance Racing news, visit http://www.farmbureauinsuranceracing.com.About Farm Bureau Insurance:Founded in the late 1940s, Farm Bureau Insurance has been serving the insurance needs of its members and customers for over 60 years. Farm Bureau Insurance offices are located in every county and parish throughout the Southeast, providing competitively priced auto, home and life insurance. The Farm Bureau Insurance motto is “Helping You Is What We Do Best.” Corporate offices are located in Little Rock, AR.; Gainesville, FL; Macon, GA; Louisville, KY; Baton Rouge, LA; Jackson, MS; Raleigh, NC; Cayce, SC; Waco, TX; and Richmond, VA.About Joe Gibbs Racing
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR, currently fielding three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, two NASCAR Nationwide Series teams and a driver development program. Its driver lineup consists of Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Joey Logano in the Sprint Cup Series; Hamlin, Busch, Logano and Brad Coleman in the Nationwide Series; and Matt DiBenedetto and Darrell Wallace, Jr. in its driver development program. Based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by Joe Gibbs ” a three-time Super Bowl winner as head coach of the Washington Redskins and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame ” JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning three Cup Series championships, and one Nationwide Series owner’s championship along with more than 100 NASCAR races, including three Brickyard 400s and the 1993 Daytona 500. For more: http://www.joegibbsracing.com Category:Drivers, Farm Bureau Insurance Racing, Press Releases, Team NewsTags:david-gilliland
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