Todd Gilliland drove the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry to a third-place finish in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East action at Greenville Pickens Speedway in South Carolina on Saturday night. The podium finish boosted the 16-year-old driver to third in the K&N East championship standings.
Gilliland charged from seventh on the grid to notch the podium finish in his first series start at the historic half-mile oval.
With the finish, Gilliland moved up to third in the championship standings, 12 points out of the lead.
“Our NAPA Toyota was fastest in practice, so I knew we had a really good car,” Gilliland said. “We slid back to eighth, but then started picking up spots on each restart.”
The Greenville Pickens event is slated to be televised on NBCSN on April 15 at 9 p.m. ET.
Start / Finish: 7/3
Points Earned: 41
Points Standing / Total: 3rd / 77 pts
Next Race: Bristol Motor Speedway (TN), April 22
How to Watch or Listen: NBCSN
Bill McAnally Racing (BMR) holds the ARCA Menards Series West record with 11 championships and eclipsed the 100-win mark in 2022. The team has piled on six titles in the last eight seasons with four different drivers since 2015. Second-year driver Tanner Reif takes control of the No. 16 NAPA Auto Care Chevrolet for the 12-race campaign in 2023 and looks to improve on his runner-up finish in the 2022 drivers’ standings to build on BMR’s west coast legacy.