Published on January 15th, 2009 | by Michael J Smith1
Gilliland Out At Yates?
With Hall Of Fame Racing forming an alliance with Yates Racing and signing Bobby Labonte to drive the No. 96 Ask.com Ford Fusion, David Gilliland figures he is the odd man out at Yates.
The team intends to field three cars this season, and, for those of you counting, the addition of Labonte and Paul Menard, who will drive the no. 98 Menards Ford, that leaves Gilliland and Travis Kvapil vying for that last ride.
Most expect Kvapil to be back next season, leaving Gilliland without a ride.
I haven’t actually had a sit-down with them, but I’m still under contract with them through 2009. So we’re just going to have to work through it, and hopefully, we can get something else going. It’s just kind of a bummer that it’s this late in the [offseason], you know? We’ll just have to see what we can come up with and see what we can try and do.