David Gilliland: Out at Yates?

Jan 15, 2009 Full story: bleacherreport.com 23

Great, Ever heard the saying "three's a crowd?" Well it appears that four is actually a crowd at Yates Racing, and David Gilliland may be the one outside looking in.

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Since: Aug 07

Greenfield, IN

#1 Jan 15, 2009
Oh no say it isn't so! As predicted.

Since: Dec 06

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#2 Jan 15, 2009
Lets go racing wrote:
Oh no say it isn't so! As predicted.
I am not at all suprised he sure make some bone head mistakes last year. Remember when he wrecked Montoya on purpose and they pulled him off the track.That was just one of the many wrecks he caused....
Whoyakidding

Cary, NC

#3 Jan 15, 2009
Anyone ever heard the saying "Everyone gets promoted to their first level of incompetence, some higher"? I think this is the case with David. Another case of the second generation driver that gets ahead of himself just because of the name.
Voice of Reality

Petersburg, VA

#4 Jan 15, 2009
This was to be expected, not for anything David did, though he did have his share of mistakes and bone head moves. This came as a result of a team that was in desperate condition needing sponsors and people who could bring money with them. Do you really think Paul Menard would be there without Papa John? Do you think Ambrose would be there if he did not bring a sponsor with him? This was, at one time, a very good team with some of the most HP in the sport, Robert did learn one very good lesson with the partial connection with Roush and that is one never deals with Roush and not expect to be screwed. Jack got the advantage of learning about Yeates HP and how to make it and Robert, well Robert, what did he get?
CRJ

Dickson, TN

#5 Jan 15, 2009
I thought Gilliland had potential, i just thought he jumped at the wrong opportunity available. I know that he had an offer from RCR to drive a full time Nationwide ride after he won that Kentucky race, but jumped at Yates to replace Sadler in Cup, and obviously he wasnt ready to progress that fast. It's possible that he could've ended up like Scott Wimmer, but i think he'd had a better shot of succeeding in Nascar had he taken the RCR deal instead, maybe he would've been hired for the Cheerios 33 car instead of them hiring Casey Mears.

Since: Dec 06

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#6 Jan 15, 2009
Voice of Reality wrote:
This was to be expected, not for anything David did, though he did have his share of mistakes and bone head moves. This came as a result of a team that was in desperate condition needing sponsors and people who could bring money with them. Do you really think Paul Menard would be there without Papa John? Do you think Ambrose would be there if he did not bring a sponsor with him? This was, at one time, a very good team with some of the most HP in the sport, Robert did learn one very good lesson with the partial connection with Roush and that is one never deals with Roush and not expect to be screwed. Jack got the advantage of learning about Yeates HP and how to make it and Robert, well Robert, what did he get?
Hello VOR
you explained the situation and I agree with you 100%. Have a great evening.
Gordon24

Winchester, CA

#7 Jan 15, 2009
I thought david did a good job with what he had he ran just as well as dale jarrett in his rookie season and ricky rudd in 07.

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#8 Jan 16, 2009
Gordon24 wrote:
I thought david did a good job with what he had he ran just as well as dale jarrett in his rookie season and ricky rudd in 07.
I don't remember Dale or Ricky being pulled out of race for wrecking someone on purpose. I thought his sportsmanship sucked.....
CRJ

Dickson, TN

#9 Jan 16, 2009
snow wrote:
<quoted text>I don't remember Dale or Ricky being pulled out of race for wrecking someone on purpose. I thought his sportsmanship sucked.....
Well, i usually would agree with you, but since it was Montoya he took out, i dont see a problem with it. Montoya has a habit of being the aggressor, he had it coming to him!

Since: Dec 06

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#10 Jan 16, 2009
CRJ wrote:
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Well, i usually would agree with you, but since it was Montoya he took out, i dont see a problem with it. Montoya has a habit of being the aggressor, he had it coming to him!
Thats funny.(laughing)
CRJ

Dickson, TN

#11 Jan 16, 2009
snow wrote:
<quoted text>I don't remember Dale or Ricky being pulled out of race for wrecking someone on purpose. I thought his sportsmanship sucked.....
Seriously though, i did think he needed to get some more experience before he signed with a Cup ride, but he jumped at the wrong ride. I think he needed to stay in the Nationwide series as RCR offered him a full time Nationwide ride, either the 2 or 29 car, and that there's a good chance he'd be goin into the 33 or 07 ride instead of Mears, but now is on his way out of the 38. I thought he had potential, but just was not ready for the top series, especially in inferior equipment as Yates has been lately.
Ha ha

Greenfield, IN

#12 Jan 16, 2009
So obvious. Here comes the names again.
Ha ha

Greenfield, IN

#13 Jan 16, 2009
snow wrote:
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Thats funny.(laughing)
Wow Snow way to talk about my driver, thanks friend :) He he.
Gordon24

Winchester, CA

#14 Jan 18, 2009
thats racin
snow wrote:
<quoted text>I don't remember Dale or Ricky being pulled out of race for wrecking someone on purpose. I thought his sportsmanship sucked.....
Oh goodness

Manchester, KY

#15 Jan 24, 2009
Poor David, is Kvapil really any better?
Oh goodness

Manchester, KY

#16 Jan 24, 2009
I know one thing David's wife is a lot hotter than Travis'! It might have been better for Yates to have kept David, Kvapils wife will scare all the fans off!
CRJ

Dickson, TN

#17 Jan 24, 2009
Oh goodness wrote:
Poor David, is Kvapil really any better?
Actually, they both suck. I think the reason Kvapil stayed over Gilliland is because Robert Yates hired Gilliland and Kvapil was moved over to Yates by Roush and since Roush is pretty much the dominate domino there, he im sure dictated who would stay. Dont feel that Kvapil is too lucky, he has no owner points going into Daytona and if dont qualify his way in, he's out and possibly will be on the unemployment line after the first five or so races, for which they only have sponsorship for those races.
what

Somerset, KY

#18 Jan 25, 2009
Actually he doesn't even have sponsor for those first five races!

“whatayathinkabou tthat”

Since: Jan 09

weyers cave,va

#19 Jan 25, 2009
Come on. Is Kvapil's wife really ugly? Thats funny. Someone send a picture.
YES

Manchester, KY

#20 Jan 27, 2009
It took me forever to find a picture, I don't know how to post them here?

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