Earlier this year, Farm Bureau Insurance announced that they would sponsor six races in 2009 with Joe Gibbs Racing.
Courtesy: NASCAR Media Relations
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.”
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