"I think we can have a good race at Richmond. We learned some things at Phoenix that I think we can take with us to Richmond. It's a fun racetrack. It races a lot like a short track, but it's also fast. Brakes are an issue there a lot, and we learned some good things at Phoenix with our braking that will help us.
"Richmond puts on a great race. The fans love it. To go there and watch a race as a spectator is a lot of fun. We always look forward to racing in front of that crowd.
"Richmond isn't quite as tight as some of the other shorter tracks. Martinsville and Bristol are short tracks where you're always on top of other cars and you can't get away from people. But at Richmond, it gets a little more spread out and you can at least mentally relax for a second or two."
JUST THE FACTS: Gilliland has 17 Sprint Cup starts at Richmond International Speedway ... His best finish is 18th (2008) ... The Pete Store makes its 2015 sponsorship debut on the No. 38 Ford at the 3/4-mile oval ... Gilliland is coming off his second top-20 result of the season, earning an 18th-place finish Sunday at Bristol Motor Speedway.