Gilliland Versus Gilliland At Dover

Todd Gilliland

This weekend’s JEGS 200 marks the long-awaited debut of Gilliland versus Gilliland in the Camping World Truck Series. David Gilliland, 42 and his 17-year old son Todd Gilliland will compete together on NASCAR’s national stage for the first time.

David Gilliland, the 2007 Daytona 500 polesitter, also won the pole position for the 2018 season-opening truck series race at Daytona, driving on the superspeedway for his son who isn’t eligible to compete on the intermediate tracks or superspeedways until he turns 18. Todd’s birthday is May 15.

There is a lot of legitimate anticipation of Todd’s full-time arrival in the truck series.   He finished 14th at Martinsville, Va. after starting 23rd in his only 2018 start last month. He has three top-10 finishes in seven career truck races, including a best of third place at Loudon, N.H. last year.

Gilliland is a two-time NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion and last season nearly won both the series’ West and East championships. He had six victories and seven pole positions en route to the West title. He had four victories and 13 top-10 finishes in 14 races in the East division, finishing championship runner-up.

He finished in the top-10 in 20 of his 21 East Series starts and in 27 of his 29 West Series starts.

The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver has one previous truck series start at Dover, finishing 20th after retiring the truck midway through the race because of a mechanical problem.

TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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