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2008 Driver Review: David Gilliland

*2008 Ride:* No. 38 Yates Racing Ford *2008 Primary Sponsor:* FreeCreditReport.com, Ford Drive One, CitiFinancial, FCC, AFLAC Cancer Center, Dish Network *2008 Owner:* Doug Yates / Max Jones *2008 Crew Chief*: Cully Barraclough *Stats*: 36 Races, 0 Wins, 1 Top 5, 2 Top 10s, 0 Poles, 9 DNFs, 27th in points. *Best Finish:* 2nd -- Infineon. *High Point:* Obviously, the second place finish on the northern California road course in Sonoma, when Gilliland was 1.716 seconds behind Kyle Busch at the checkered flag for a career-best performance.

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Bubble Breakdown Review: Yates Racing Biggest Surprise In Avoiding Top 35 Trouble

The 2008 Sprint Cup tour is now officially in the books. And as with all sports, there were many surprises as well as disappointment throughout the year. So, as the holiday season descends upon us and the thundering of NASCAR’s engines fades away for another offseason, let’s take a moment and look back upon the past ten months of racing, seeing who among the sport's middle and bottom-tier teams exceeded everyone’s expectations -- and who didn’t quite live up to them. *Biggest Surprises:* When I first learned I’d be doing this column, I figured there were a few drivers I’d be covering on a weekly basis; and therefore, would need to bone up on their stats. Three of those men were *David Gilliland*, *Paul Menard*, and *Travis Kvapil*.

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