NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overview
Event: NCWTS 200, Race 23 of 23, 134 Laps – 30/30/74; 201 Miles
Location: Homestead-Miami (Fla.) Speedway (1.5-mile oval)
Date/Broadcast: Nov. 16, 2018 at 8 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR 90
What You Need to Know
- Gilliland has no prior NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts at Homestead, but spent two days testing there in August.
- Gilliland’s crew chief, Marcus Richmond, has a best finish of third at Homestead with Timothy Peters in 2014. He has two top-five and three top-10 finishes in 11 starts at the south-Florida oval.
- 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 18 NCWTS starts this season, Gilliland has one pole, four top-five, nine top-10 finishes and has led 208 laps. He led a race-high 62 laps at Texas Motor Speedway in June and another 60 laps there two weeks ago, including the final lap before running out of fuel on the backstretch coming to the checkered flag.
Todd Gilliland, Driver Q&A
What did you learn when you tested at Homestead?
“I think we learned a lot about set-up stuff, what to do and what not to do. Also, for me feeling out the race track and watching all the race tape you can. You know the top has more grip, but once you go there and feel it, it definitely gives you a different perspective of how to prepare for this race. I’m looking forward to it.”
How would you rate your 2018 season?
“It’s so hard to go off results. We’ve had a really up-and-down season I feel like. One weekend we are competing for a win and the next weekend we’re 10th place. It’s just about being more consistent and having the bad days be a top-three or top-five truck. Obviously, it could have gone better, but it definitely could have been worse too.”
What are your plans for the off season?
“We’ve been talking about maybe going down to the Snowball Derby and just hanging out. We aren’t going to race it this year. I’m sure everyone here at KBM is going to bring some fast Toyota Camrys down there, so I may just go hang out and have a little fun with them.”
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 JBL/SiriusXM Tundra:
KBM-045: The No. 4 JBL/SiriusXM team will race KBM-045, for Friday’s race at Homestead. Gilliland has not finished outside of the top 10 with this truck in four starts this season. He nearly won with it at Texas two weeks ago when he ran out of fuel while leading the final lap.