DGR ARCA Menards Series East Race Advance: Dover

Wednesday, May 12 350

David Gilliland, No. 17 DGR Ford Fusion

  • David Gilliland will compete in his first ARCA race of the 2021 season on Friday evening in the General Tire 125 at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.
  • In his most recent ARCA start with the West Series at Phoenix (Ariz.) Raceway in November, Gilliland led 23 laps en route to victory driving the No. 4 Fusion with Derek Smith atop the pit box.
  • The Riverside, California native started third and finished second in the 2020 edition of the General Tire 125 at Dover. In addition to his lone ARCA start, he has 19 career Cup Series starts, three career Xfinity Series starts and one Truck Series start at the one-mile oval.
  • Chad Johnston, who has worked with Gilliland in two Truck Series races this season, will serve as crew chief on Friday evening. The veteran engineer has had prior success at Dover in the Cup Series with five top-five and nine top-10 finishes in 17 starts, including a win with Kyle Larson on October 6, 2019.
  • Click here for Gilliland's career statistics.

Joey Iest, No. 54 ASN/Basila Ranch Ford Fusion

  • Joey Iest will compete in his fourth ARCA Menards Series East race of the 2021 season on Friday evening when he makes his first career appearance at Dover (Del.) International Speedway.
  • In his three ARCA East races for David Gilliland Racing this season, Iest has three top-five finishes. He finished fifth at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway, Five Flags (Fla.) Speedway and Nashville (Tenn.) Fairgrounds Speedway.
  • With his fifth-place finish on Saturday at Nashville, the California driver moved into fourth in the series standings, 24 points out of first place.
  • In 2020, crew chief Derek Smith guided team owner David Gilliland and the No. 54 Ford Fusion to a second-place finish in the General Tire 125.
  • Click here for Iest's career statistics.