Todd Gilliland turned in a strong performance with a runner-up finish in NASCAR K&N Pro Series East action at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on Saturday.
The driver of the Bill McAnally Racing No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota Camry led a race-high 58 laps in the NASCAR Busch North Throwback 100, before taking second in the race that marked the return of the series to the historic .625-mile Connecticut track.
“We had a strong NAPA Toyota tonight,” said Gilliland, a NASCAR Next driver. “We got out front early and led a lot of laps, but the (No.) 12 car got by us.”
With his finish, Gilliland remains second in the championship standings – 22 points out of first. The 17-year-old from Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, has one win, five top-five, and eight top-10 finishes in eight races this season.
Start / Finish: 2 / 2
Points Earned: 44
Points Standing / Total: 2 / 325
Next Race: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, N.H., July 15
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Based in Roseville, California, Bill McAnally Racing fields multiple teams in the ACRA Menards Series (formally NASCAR K&N Pro Series), including the No. 16 NAPA AUTO PARTS Toyota driven by Gio Scelzi. The team has amassed a record 99 wins and nine championships, with four of those titles earned in the last five years.