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Todd Gilliland, gener8tor Honor CARS Tour Win in Throwback Scheme


MOORESVILLE, N.C. (May 1, 2024) - Todd Gilliland is going back to his roots for the May 12th NASCAR Cup Series Throwback race at Darlington Raceway. Gilliand’s No. 38 gener8tor Ford Mustang Dark Horse, honors the car Gilliand won in the inaugural CARS Tour Late Model Stock Tour race at Southern National Motorsports Park in Kenly, North Carolina March 28, 2015.

"It's really cool, definitely a lot of hard work and sweat had gone into this car," Gilliland said. "I was just a 14-year-old kid trying to get experience with the dream to race in the Cup Series and taking it step-by-step. This car makes me think about all the memories made along the way and my journey to Cup and to even race at Darlington for throwback weekend."

The then 14-year-old, drove the number 98G Core Power / Country Chevrolet Ford machine to victory, racing for his father, former Cup Series and Front Row Motorsports driver, David Gilliland and David Gilliland Racing. The Cup Series scheme will carry the iconic red "G" next to Gilliland's No. 38.

"It's incredible to see this scheme on Todd's car going to Darlington for the throwback weekend," David said. "It was a super special car back then when we raced and it was only a dream then for him to race in the Cup Series. Now to watch him race in the Cup Series with this scheme when we were just dreaming about him making it to this level is super special. I can't wait to be there to take a picture next to it and watch it hit the track."

Todd only led three laps in the 150-lap event, passing Deac McCaskill for his first ever CARS Tour win. Gilliand would go on to race seven more times in that 2015 season, garnering two more top-5s and three top-10s. Gilliand would then go on to compete in the ARCA Menards Series and K&N West championship.

Gilliand will be competing in the Goodyear 400 at Darlington Raceway, May 12. The race will be televised at 3:00 p.m. ET on FS1.


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