Family affair at Dover for the Gilliland’s

By James Jackson

May 4, 2018

After being off for more than a month, the Camping World Truck Series returns to Dover International Speedway. This race is also a family affair for NASCAR veteran David Gilliland and son Todd.

This is the first time the father-son duo will race against each other in a NASCAR national series sanctioned race. Todd has only competed in one race this season at Martinsville due to Todd not being able to compete on intermediate tracks until his 18th birthday.

Other drivers have filled in for Todd, including his father David at Daytona.

“It’s very hard, I’m a racer and all I want to do is race,” Todd said about having to share his truck.

“Seeing other people jump in the in the truck you are going to be in the rest of the year is really tough, but you have to take every opportunity you have to learn and catch up to the guys who already have three more races of experience than I do.”

Todd will be driving the No. 4 KBM truck while his father David is driving the No. 54 Toyota for DGR-CROSLEY Racing.

Filling in for his son Todd at Daytona, David qualified on pole for the first race of the season.

Todd is racing for Sunoco Rookie-of-the-Year honors and hopes to beat his previous best finish of 20th at the Monster Mile.


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