Date: July 18, 2018
Event: Eldora Dirt Derby (Race 13 of 23)
Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Location: Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio (0.5-mile dirt oval)
Format: Three Segments; 40 laps/50 laps/60 laps
Start/Finish: 2nd / 22nd (running, completed 153 of 153 laps)
Winner: Chase Briscoe of ThorSport Racing (Ford)
Wednesday night was Todd Gilliland’s first race at Eldora Speedway, but the rookie learned fast and nearly scored a top-five finish in his No. 4 JBL/SiriusXM Tundra. He won the second qualifying race, which put him on the front row to start the 150-lap main event. He was fifth with 13 laps to go, but after getting hit by another competitor, spun to restart 20th and finish 22nd.
Stage One Recap:
Stage Two Recap:
Stage Three Recap:
Todd Gilliland, driver of the No. 4 JBL/SiriusXM Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports:
Talk about your first race at Eldora?
“It’s a mess, but you know it’s Eldora. You watch it every year and then you’re a part of it. You have to be one of those top three guys to really be ahead of all of the junk. We were kind of that bump for today. You know we let the junk get to us one too many times and just got turned right there and then we just got back in the pack with four laps to go. Overall, I think I learned a lot. We ran inside the top-five and that’s what it’s all about to learn for next year.”
Eldora Dirt Derby Recap:
How Gilliland’s KBM Teammates Fared:
NCWTS Owner Championship Standings:
The No. 4 team fell two positions to seventh in the Truck Series Owner’s Championship Standings. Gilliland is 13th in the Driver Championship Standings, 133 points out of eighth place which is the final cutoff for the playoffs.
The Truck Series returns to action Saturday, July 28 at Pocono (Pa.) Raceway. Live coverage of the race begins at 1 p.m. ET on FS1.