October 12, 2019
Started 6th | Finished 2nd
October 26, 2019
1:30 pm ET on FS1
Todd Gilliland is a rising star in the NASCAR ranks. As a Toyota Racing Development driver, he currently competes full-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series for Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM). Gilliland is a third-generation racer; his father and grandfather each had extraordinary careers in motorsports. David, Todd’s father, competed at a high level in the Cup Series garage for over a decade, while his grandfather Butch also raced in NASCAR’s premier Cup Series.
Todd began racing at the age of three. He scored 34 wins and multiple championships racing Quarter Midgets as a youngster. In 2014, he won his first Late Model race at Ace Speedway in Elon, N.C. Two days after turning 15, Todd made his ARCA Menards Series debut. He went on to win the race at Toledo (Ohio) Speedway, making him the youngest winner in Series history, a record he still holds. Later that year, Todd made his NASCAR K&N Pro Series West debut at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Ariz., where he collected another victory. After a stellar rookie season in 2016, Todd won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Championship. He followed up his efforts the following year, earning back-to-back Championship honors. In 50 career NASCAR K&N Pro Series starts, Todd has visited victory lane 20 times.
Todd made his NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series debut in 2017, where he picked up six races with KBM, earning three top-10’s that year. In 2018, he ran 19 of 23 race where he earned four top-five and nine top-10 finishes. This year Gilliland looks to capture a NASCAR Truck Series Championship in his first true full-time season.