On Friday, Todd Gilliland takes the next step up the NASCAR development ladder.
The 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion will make his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut in the Bar Harbor 200 presented by Sea Watch International at Dover International Speedway (5:30 p.m. ET on FS1), driving the No. 46 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota Tundra.
A member of the NASCAR Next program that spotlights the sport’s top prospects, Gilliland, 17, boasts 12 wins in 32 starts across both the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East and West.
He is the son of former Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver David Gilliland and the grandson of ex-Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Butch Gilliland.
“I am very excited to get behind the wheel and start my first NASCAR Camping World Series truck race at Dover,” Gilliland said. “Anytime you can go to the racetrack with Kyle Busch Motorsports, you know you’re going to have a competitive truck. It gives me a lot of confidence going into the race and I can’t wait to get the weekend started.”