NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overview
Event: M&M’s 200, Race 9 of 23, 200 Laps – 60/60/80; 175 Miles
Location: Iowa Speedway in Newton (0.875-mile oval)
Date/Broadcast: June 16, 2018 at 7 p.m. ET on FOX Sports 1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR 90
What You Need to Know
- Gilliland has two wins at Iowa Speedway in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West (2016 & 2017) and he finished ninth in his only ARCA Racing Series start at Iowa in 2015. He and his No. 4 KBM team also spent two days testing at Iowa last month.
- Gilliland will have co-primary sponsorship from JBL and SiriusXM for the first of six races this season.
- In four NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts this season, Gilliland has three top-10 finishes and 63 laps led. He led a race-high 62 laps at Texas Motor Speedway last weekend. Despite only competing in four of the eight races due to age restrictions, currently ranks 15th in the Truck Series championship standings and is 106 points out of the eighth and final playoff spot.
- Gilliland competed in six races in 2017, posting a pair of top-five and three top-10 finishes. He had a best finish of third at New Hampshire and crossed the line fifth at Martinsville in the fall.
Todd Gilliland, Driver Q&A
You have two wins at Iowa in NASCAR K&N Pro Series West competition. How much does that boost your confidence for the truck race?
“That and we also had a really great test there a few weeks ago. I’ve got a lot of confidence going in there and hopefully we can carry some of the momentum we have from such a great run in Texas into Iowa.”
What did you work on during the test at Iowa last month?
“We worked on getting the truck driving well. We were there for two days, so we got to run through a lot of stuff that maybe we could try at other short tracks as well. A lot of stuff has been different this year with the different tire compound, so we’re just trying to find what works best for our truck.”
Are you looking forward to getting back to a smaller track?
“I’ve really had a lot of fun being able to venture onto the mile-and-half tracks and get more experience on that end, but being able to get back to the short tracks where I feel the most comfortable with the most experience — especially at a place like Iowa where Kyle Busch Motorsports has had so much success in the past — I think it should be a really great weekend.”
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 le, 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 JBL/SiriusXM Tundra:
KBM-041: The No. 4 JBL/SiriusXM team will race KBM-041, for Saturday’s M&M’s 200 at Iowa Speedway. Gilliland raced this Tundra to a 10th-place finish at Dover in May. Kyle Busch won with it at Chicagoland Speedway in 2016.
KBM Notes of Interest
- KBM drivers have collected three wins, three poles, 525 laps led, seven top-five and 15 top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 8.0 across 21 starts at Iowa
- William Byron led a race-high 107 laps en route to the victory at Iowa in 2016. Erik Jones took the checkered flag in 2014 and 2015
- After Texas, the No. 4 team has two poles with David Gilliland (Daytona) and Kyle Busch (Atlanta), one top-five and four top-10 finishes and is ranked fourth in the owner’s championship standings
- KBM holds the NCWTS records for most career wins (67) 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).