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Todd Gilliland Comes Away with Second-Place Finish at Thompson Speedway


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
How to Watch or Listen: NBCSN



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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.

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