NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overview
Event: JAG Metals 350, Race 21 of 23, 147 Laps – 35/35/74; 220.5 Miles
Location: Texas Motor Speedway in Ft. Worth (1.5-mile oval)
Date/Broadcast: Nov. 2, 2018 at 8:30 p.m. ET on FS1, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR 90
What You Need to Know
- Gilliland has one prior NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts at Texas Motor Speedway. In his first start on an intermediate track, he qualified second, led 62 laps and finished sixth at Texas.
- Gilliland’s crew chief, Marcus Richmond, has one NCWTS win at Texas. He visited Victory Lane in 2013 with Ty Dillon. He also won the pole with KBM’s Noah Gragson in June of 2017.
- With three races remaining, Gilliland is currently second in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings, 29 points behind first place.
- 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 16 NCWTS starts this season, Gilliland has one pole, three top-five, eight top-10 finishes and has led 148 laps. He led a race-high 62 laps at Texas Motor Speedway in June.
Todd Gilliland, Driver Q&A
You had a strong run at Texas in June. Are you looking forward to getting back there?
“Absolutely – we’re taking a little bit different package and a different truck, but we’re always trying to get better. We finished sixth that day and we led a lot of laps. I feel like we can get a little better this time and hopefully take home the win.”
Now that you have more mile-and-a-half experience, how does Texas compare to the other intermediate tracks?
“Texas was one of my first ones, so I’m really excited to go back there and kind of learn some stuff about moving around and racing around people. I’m hoping that I’ll be a little better on my side of it also, hopefully give better feedback and just make better moves throughout the race.”
What are your goals for the final three races this season?
“My goals are just to run good. We’ve wrecked a lot of stuff lately, so it’s just going to be about being consistent and being smooth. I feel like we have good speed at one point or another throughout the race, it’s just about putting it all together at the end.”
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. JBL/SiriusXM Tundra:
KBM-045: The No. 4 JBL/SiriusXM team will race KBM-045, for Friday’s race at Texas. Gilliland has scored top-10 finishes with this Tundra this year at Charlotte, Kentucky and Michigan.