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Gilliland Takes Runner-Up Finish at Meridian

Todd Gilliland Meridian Speedway 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West NAPA Front Row

Bill McAnally Racing drivers continued their season-long dominance of the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West on Saturday night at Idaho’s Meridian Speedway.

All three drivers ran up front and were in contention to win the NAPA AUTO PARTS Idaho 208.

When the dust had settled from a two-lap dash to the finish in overtime, however; Todd Gilliland was credited with finishing second, Derek Kraus was fifth, and Chris Eggleston was listed as seventh.




The three BMR drivers remain 1-2-3 in the championship standings, with Gilliland leading Eggleston by 11 points, while Kraus trails in third.

Kraus had held a lead of more than four seconds in the closing laps on Saturday night when a late caution came out. Eggleston, who was second when the yellow waved, charged into the lead on the restart and crossed the finish line first – but was deemed by NASCAR as jumping the restart and was moved to seventh in the finish order. Kraus – who had led 58 laps – was sixth to the checkers, but moved up to fifth in the finish.



Gilliland – who in qualifying had won his sixth series pole of the season, the 12th of his career – led a race high 125 laps in the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry. He was fourth on the final restart and charged to third at the finish. He was subsequently moved to second in the final rundown.


Start / Finish: 1 / 2
Points Earned: 44
Points Standing / Total: 1 / 525



Next Race: All American Speedway, Roseville, California, Oct. 14
How to Watch or Listen: NBCSN


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Bill McAnally Racing (BMR) holds the ARCA Menards Series West (AMSW) 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. Loomis, California, native Jack Wood takes control of the No. 16 NAPA Auto Care Chevrolet for the 12-race campaign in 2024 and looks to add another title trophy to the BMR archive in his first full-time AMSW campaign.

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