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Todd Gilliland: Driver, No. 4 Mobil 1™ Toyota
August 8, 2018

Todd Gilliland: Driver, No. 4 Mobil 1™ Toyota

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overview

 

Event:                          Corrigan Oil 200, Race 15 of 23, 100 Laps - 20/20/60; 200 Miles

Location:                     Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn (2.0-mile oval)

Date/Broadcast:          Aug. 11, 2018 at 1 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR 90

 

What You Need to Know

 

  • Gilliland has no prior starts at Michigan. With only two races remaining in the regular season, Gilliland must win at Michigan, or next week at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway to make the playoffs.

 

  • Veteran crew chief Marcus Richmond has one top-five and six top-10 finishes in 10 starts atop the pit box at MIS. His best finish was third with Ty Dillon in 2013.

 

  • Gilliland earned his best career finish in the NCWTS at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill., on June 23 when he jumped up to second place during a two-lap shootout on the final restart.

 

  • In 10 NCWTS starts this season, Gilliland has one top-five, six top-10 finishes and has led 72 laps. He led a race-high 62 laps at Texas Motor Speedway. Despite only competing in 10 of the 14 races due to age restrictions, he currently ranks 12th in the Truck Series championship standings.

 

Todd Gilliland, Driver Q&A

 

Driver Q&A: Todd Gilliland

Driver Q&A: Todd Gilliland

 

What have you been told about racing at Michigan?

"It's a really fast two-mile race track, so in the trucks it should be pretty much wide open the whole race. It's just going to be about building a lot of speed into the truck and putting yourself in good aero positions the whole race."

 

Is there added pressure knowing you need to win one of the next two races to make the playoffs?

"I'd say we just go out there and do our best every weekend. Trying harder isn't going to do any good, so we just need to go out there and do what we know we can do and I think we'll be just fine."

 

What would it mean to you to make the playoffs as a rookie after missing four races due to age restrictions?

"It would mean a lot. I feel like we've been competitive enough to make it, it's just about putting the whole race together. We've been at the front at one point or another, but it's about being there at the end. I think we're going to have the truck to do it this weekend and hopefully everything else can follow."

 

Todd Gilliland Career Highlights

  • Won this year's season-opening NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race in January at New Smyrna (Fla.) Speedway and won again at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway in April
  • Won a second consecutive NASCAR K&N Pro Series West championship in 2017 after recording six wins, seven poles, 937 laps led, 11 top-five and 13 top-10 finishes across 14 starts
  • Ran six NASCAR Camping World Truck Series races for KBM in 2017, scoring a career-best third-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon
  • Crowned the 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion after collecting six wins, six poles, 11 top-five and 13 top-10 finishes, making him the youngest champion in the history of any NASCAR national or touring series

 

Todd Gilliland's No. 4 Mobil 1 Tundra:

 

KBM-045: The No. 4 Mobil 1 team will race KBM-045, for Saturday's race at Michigan. This Tundra has been raced three times in 2018. Once by Kyle Busch at Atlanta (21st) and twice by Gilliland at Charlotte (10th) and Kentucky (7th).

 

KBM-045 Performance Profile

           
               
               

 

Starts

Wins

Average Start

Average Finish

Laps Led

7

1

6.3

8.9

167

 

KBM Notes of Interest

  • KBM drivers have collected one win, 300 laps led, eight top-five and 10 top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 10.2 across 17 starts at Michigan
  • Driver-owner Kyle Busch claimed KBM's lone victory in the Irish Hills in 2015
  • After Pocono, the No. 4 team has two poles with David Gilliland (Daytona) and Kyle Busch (Atlanta), two top-five and seven top-10 finishes and is ranked seventh in the owner's championship standings
  • KBM holds the NCWTS records for most career wins (68) and most wins in a single season (14 in 2014). In addition to collecting a series-record six Owner's Championships, the organization has produced two championship-winning drivers; Erik Jones (2015) and Christopher Bell (2017).

 

Kyle Busch Motorsports No. 4 Toyota Tundra 2018 NCWTS Box Score:

 

Date

Site

Driver

Start

Finish

Laps

Laps Led

Status

Owner Pts./Pos.

2/16

Daytona

David Gilliland

1

21

95/100

30

Running

34/6th

2/24

Atlanta

Kyle Busch

1

21

133/134

67

Running

60/4th

3/2

Las Vegas

Spencer Davis

4

13

134/134

0

Running

102/7th

3/24

Martinsville

Todd Gilliland

23

14

250/250

1

Running

134/7th

5/4

Dover

Todd Gilliland

3

10

209/210

0

Running

173/7th

5/11

Kansas

Kyle Busch

6

2

167/167

1

Running

225/3rd

5/18

Charlotte

Todd Gilliland

3

10

134/134

0

Running

262/5th

6/8

Texas

Todd Gilliland

2

6

167/167

62

Running

301/4th

6/16

Iowa

Todd Gilliland

4

29

102/200

0

Accident

309/5th

6/23

Gateway

Todd Gilliland

8

2

160/160

1

Running

352/5th

6/29

Chicago

Todd Gilliland

4

16

148/150

0

Running

379/5th

7/12

Kentucky

Todd Gilliland

2

7

150/150

1

Running

422/5th

7/18

Eldora

Todd Gilliland

2

22

153/153

0

Running

442/7th

7/28

Pocono

Todd Gilliland

2

7

60/60

7

Running

482/7th