NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Overview
Event: NCWTS 250, Race 17 of 23, 64 Laps – 20/20/24; 157.37 Miles
Location: Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CTMP) in Bowmanville, Ont. (2.459-mile 10-turn road course)
Date/Broadcast: Aug. 26, 2018 at 2:30 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 CTMP. He started 13th and finished 11th after a late-race pit stop last year. He also has road course experience in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West. In six combined starts on road courses, he has four top-five and five top-10 finishes.
- Although Gilliland did not make the playoffs, he is still in contention for the Sunoco Rookie of the Year award. He is currently third in the standings, trailing first by only eight points and second by one point.
- 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 12 NCWTS starts this season, Gilliland has three top-five, eight top-10 finishes and has led 80 laps. He led a race-high 62 laps at Texas Motor Speedway in June.
Todd Gilliland, Driver Q&A
Since you raced in Canada last year, what do you think of the track?
“It’s pretty fast for a road course. I think it takes a little bit of something different than a place like Sonoma. Watkins Glen is a good place to compare it to. We’ve run decent there in the past, so I feel good about our chances this year.”
Do you like road racing?
“Yeah, road course racing is definitely difficult and kind of brings a new side of a driving style out. I like it and I guess it’s just a different challenge, but I know my team and I are up for it.”
What is the most challenging part of road racing?
“I’d say just staying focused and the mistakes are the biggest things. If you have a good road course racer I’d say that’s the only thing that makes him that much better is the amount of mistakes that he makes and that’s something we’ve been working on.”
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 Frontline Tundra:
KBM-049: The No. 4 Frontline team will race KBM-049, for Sunday’s race at CTMP. This Tundra was new for last year’s race at CTMP when Noah Gragson finished second.
KBM Notes of Interest
- KBM drivers have collected one win, 19 laps led, six top-five and seven top-10 finishes resulting in an average finish of 10.5 across 14 starts at CTMP
- Erik Jones earned KBM’s only win at CTMP in 2015
- After Bristol, the No. 4 team has two poles with David Gilliland (Daytona) and Kyle Busch (Atlanta), four top-five and nine top-10 finishes and is ranked 10th in the owner’s championship standings after the playoff points reset.
- KBM holds the NCWTS records for most career wins (68) 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).