Third Generation Driver, Todd Gilliland Wins K&N West Season Finale at Phoenix

Todd Gilliland at 9:30 pm ET on Monday, November 23, 2015. Photo - Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

Todd Gilliland at 9:30 pm ET on Monday, November 23, 2015. Photo – Todd Warshaw/Getty Images

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As the youngest winner in K&N Pro Series West history, third generation driver Todd Gilliland won the Casino Arizona 100 with Bill McAnally Racing with his first series start  in season finale at Phoenix International Raceway last weekend. His McAnally teammate, Chris Eggleston came home with the 2015 series championship title.

Gilliland was born in 1999, the first year Bill McAnally Racing won a K&N Pro West title with Sean Woodside. McAnally added championships with Brendan Gaughan in 2000 and 2001 and Eric Holmes in 2008 and 2010. Gilliland turned 15 in May and is son of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver David Gilliland.  The young Gilliland drove his No. 54 to the same Victory Lane his dad did in the series ten years ago.

Todd made it three generations of Gilliland as race winners in the series. His grandfather, Butch, won 13 races in the West, while his dad won four, including the 2005 race at Phoenix. At 15 years, 5 months, 28 days, Todd Gilliland broke the mark set by Gray Gaulding at 15 years, 8 months, 30 days in 2013 as youngest winner in series history.


NASCAR K&N Pro Series East champion William Byron finished second, followed by Gilliland’s teammate Brandon McReynolds in third. Byron’s HScott Motorsports With Justin Marks teammate Dalton Sargeant finished fourth and NASCAR Sprint Cup Series driver Landon Cassill was fifth.

With a series loaded with young talent, the future looks bright as fans await news of where drivers will race their 2016 season.