Three more potential open seats in NASCAR's Silly Season will be retained by their current occupants.
Front Row Motorsports has re-signed all three of its current drivers for the 2013 season, the team announced Thursday. That means David Gilliland, David Ragan and Josh Wise will all be driving Roush/Yates-powered Fords for another season.
Gilliland will enter his fourth season with the team, while it will be the second for Ragan. Meanwhile, Wise will run a more competitive campaign after start-and-parking in all but two of his 30 races last season. Front Row plans to increase his time on track, the team said in a statement.
"You often see a lot of young teams going through a lot of changes trying to make it in the Sprint Cup Series," team owner Bob Jenkins said. "We've been fortunate that we've had a lot of stable partners, people who believe in our approach and are seeing year-to-year improvements as a result of that approach.
"David Gilliland has been a rock for us for three years and David Ragan brought race-winning experience to us last year and returns for 2013. That stability is huge for a young, developing team, and I know we'll continue to improve and have even better results this upcoming season."
Ragan was 28th in the point standings this season and Gilliland was 30th. Aside from Wise's sponsor (MDS Transport), the team said it is still finalizing agreements with other sponsors.