PRACTICE: Gilliland Speeds Past Competition

Posts Top Time For K&N Pro East Sessions At New Smyrna

By Brooke Franceschini, NASCAR
February 14, 2016 – 4:22pm

NEW SMYRNA, Fla. – Todd Gilliland picked up where he left off at Arizona’s Phoenix International Raceway.

The 15-year-old, Sherrils Ford, N.C., driver posted the fastest overall lap in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East practice for the season opening Jet Tools 150 at New Smyrna Speedway. Gilliland ended last season in Victory Lane in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West finale.

Gilliland posted a lap of 18.393 seconds (93.949 mph) around the .48-mile high banked oval.

Spencer Davis (18.430/93.760) and Kyle Benjamin (18.434/93.750) were second and third fastest.

Harrison Burton was fastest in the first 45 minute session and fourth overall. Kaz Grala rounded out the top five.

Dillon Bassett, Ronnie Bassett Jr., Collin Cabre, Noah Gragson and Tyler Dippel completed the top 10.

Qualifying for the Jet Tools 150 is at 5:30 p.m. and the green flag is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.