Date: June 16, 2018
Event: M&M’s 200 (Race 9 of 23)
Series: NASCAR Camping World Truck Series
Location: Iowa Speedway in Newton (0.875-mile oval)
Format: Three Segments; 60 laps/60 laps/80 laps
Start/Finish: 4th / 29th (accident, completed 102 of 200 laps)
Winner: Brett Moffitt of Hattori Racing (Toyota)
Todd Gilliland came to Iowa Speedway looking to add another win to his racing resume after two victories there in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West, but it wasn’t meant to be Saturday night in the M&M’s 200. The No. 4 JBL/SiriusXM Tundra incurred damage on lap 25 and eventually cut a right-front tire on lap 102 to end the race in 29th place.
Stage One Recap:
- Gilliland started the M&M’s 200 in fourth place.
- He reported his No. 4 JBL/SiriusXM Tundra was loose, but still maintained third place.
- On lap 24, he got loose in turn one and pancaked the wall with the right side of the Tundra. He pitted to make what repairs the team could and returned to the race in 24th place.
- He finished the first 60-lap stage in 21st place.
Stage Two Recap:
- Gilliland started the second stage 21st and did the best he could with a damaged truck.
- While running 20th, he cut a right-front tire on lap 102 and hit the wall again, which ended his race. He was credited with a 29th-place finish.
Todd Gilliland, driver of the No. 4 JBL/SiriusXM Tundra for Kyle Busch Motorsports:
What happened to you during the race?
“To start the race, we were really fast. I just made a mistake there. I was really loose the whole first run and then just backed into the fence there. My fault, but I mean at this point there’s nothing you can do except learn from it and thank my team for the really fast JBL/SiriusXM Toyota Tundra for today. I feel like we’ve been in contention the last two weeks. We had a really strong run last week at Texas and the summer stretch is really important. We can’t let it drag us down, we just need to move on. My apologies to everyone on my team, but we’ll move on together.”
M&M’s 200 Recap:
- Brett Moffitt won the race followed KBM’s Noah Gragson and Harrison Burton, David Gilliland (Todd’s father) and Johnny Sauter rounded out the top-five finishers.
- The race featured six cautions for a total of 44 laps. There were seven lead changes among seven drivers. Harrison Burton led 30 laps, Noah Gragson led seven and Christian Eckes led four.
How Gilliland’s KBM Teammates Fared:
- Noah Gragson, driver of the No. 18 Toyota, finished 2nd
- Christian Eckes, driver of the No. 46 Toyota, finished 8th
- Harrison Burton, driver of the No. 51 Toyota, finished 3rd
NCWTS Owner Championship Standings:
The No. 4 team is now fifth in the Truck Series Owner’s Championship Standings, 110 points out of first.
The Truck Series returns to action Saturday, June 23 at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill. Live coverage of the race begins at 8:30 p.m. ET on FS1.