ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Fifteen-year-old Todd Gilliland is set to make his NASCAR K&N Pro Series West debut with Bill McAnally Racing in the Casino Arizona 100 at Phoenix Int’l Raceway on Thursday.
Gilliland, the son of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series veteran David Gilliland, will be driving the No. 54 Frontline Enterprises Toyota Camry.
The third-generation driver from Sherrils Ford, N.C., has already scored a victory in the ARCA Racing Series, winning just two days after his 15th birthday in May, and has been to victory lane at various tracks since he started racing late models at the age of 13.
“We are proud to have Todd under the BMR banner,” said BMR President Bill McAnally. “He is a talented young driver and we look forward to working with him.”
Gilliland will be competing in a series where his family name is well known. His father, David, won the rookie title in the series in 2004; and his grandfather, Butch, won the 1997 championship in the series, when it was known as the NASCAR Winston West Series.
“I’m excited about making my debut in the K&N Pro Series West,” Gilliland said. “I look forward to competing in the series where my father and grandfather experienced great success and I’m pleased to make my first start working with BMR.”