Date: June 8, 2018
Event: PPG 400 (Race 8 of 23)
Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Location: Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth (1.5-mile oval)
Format: Three Segments; 40 laps/40 laps/87 laps
Start/Finish: 2nd / 6th (running, completed 167 of 167 laps)
Winner: Johnny Sauter of GMS Racing (Chevrolet)
After celebrating his high school graduation during pre-race ceremonies, Todd Gilliland led a race-high 62 laps (of 167) in his Mobil 1 Tundra in his first appearance at the 1.5-mile Texas Motor Speedway. His sixth-place finish was the highest-finishing Toyota driver in Friday night’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race and was Gilliland’s third consecutive top-10 finish this season.
Stage One Recap:
Stage Two Recap:
Stage Three Recap:
Todd Gilliland, driver of the No. 4 Mobil 1 Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports:
What can you take away from another strong run at a 1.5-mile track:
“I think just how much it changes once you get into traffic compared to the lead. We had such a strong Mobil 1 Toyota Tundra tonight and that’s what it’s about – bringing fast trucks out here, giving me the opportunity. We put on two tires there and we just got them so tight behind – I don’t know if it’s traffic or tires or what, but still very, very proud of everyone at Kyle Busch Motorsports. They gave me the truck I needed and now we just need to keep working together.”
PPG 400 Recap:
How Gilliland’s KBM Teammates Fared:
Noah Gragson, driver of the No. 18 Toyota, finished 10th
Spencer Davis, driver of the No. 51 Toyota, finished 9th
NCWTS Owner Championship Standings:
The No. 4 team is now fourth in the Truck Series Owner’s Championship Standings, 77 points out of first.
The Truck Series returns to action Saturday, June 16 at Iowa Speedway in Newton. Live coverage of the race begins at 7 p.m. ET on FS1.