Gilliland’s No. 38 Pays Tribute to Hall of Fame Inductee Jerry Cook

Martinsville Paint Scheme Replicates Modified Champ’s 70s-Era Car

STATESVILLE, N.C. (October 28, 2015) – Front Row Motorsports will pay tribute to 2016 NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Cook with a throwback paint scheme on David Gilliland’s No. 38 Ford this weekend at Martinsville (Va. ) Speedway.

The old-school red scheme will replicate the look of a car run by the six-time NASCAR Modified champion during the 1970s. Cook won championships in 1971 and 1972, and 1974 through 1977. The 72-year-old Rome, New York, native will be inducted into the Hall of Fame with four other members of the Class of 2016 in January.

“It’s an honor to run this paint scheme paying tribute to a Hall of Fame inductee,” Gilliland said. “It’s hard enough to win one championship in any racing series, but Jerry won six. That’s dominant.

“The car looks fantastic. I love the old-school look. We can’t wait for Jerry to see it in person and hope he likes it, too.”

Cook retired from racing in 1982 to become the Modified series’ director. He still works in NASCAR as a competition administrator.

“I want to thank Front Row Motorsports and David Gilliland for this tribute,” Cook said. “For me to get voted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame is absolutely the highest honor I could ever get in racing. I know it was a lot of work for them to get that car together and paint it, and I think it looks great. I wish David all the luck in the world at Martinsville on Sunday.”

Cook and Gilliland will appear together on the Martinsville Speedway pre-race stage for a question-and-answer session Sunday at 10:30 a.m. The Goody’s Headache Relief Shot 500 will air live on NBC Sports Network Sunday at 1:15 p.m. ET.

The NASCAR Hall of Fame will induct its Class of 2016 on January 22 in a ceremony at the Hall. Tickets are available to the public and can be purchased online.

About Front Row Motorsports
Front Row Motorsports is a race-winning organization competing in NASCAR’s premier Sprint Cup Series, fielding the No. 34, the No. 35 and the No. 38 Fords. The team is owned by Bob Jenkins and is headquartered just outside of Charlotte, N.C. FRM was named to INC Magazine’s “INC 5000” list in 2012, recognizing the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The team’s partnership base is representative of more than $200 billion of the U.S. economy and includes organizations such as Ford Motor Company, Love’s Travel Stops, Colgate-Palmolive, CSX Transportation, Taco Bell and Long John Silver’s. Visit

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