The PEDIGREE® Brand and BANFIELD® Pet Hospital to Sponsor Todd & David Gilliland
Kyle Busch Motorsports (KBM) announced today the PEDIGREE® Brand will sponsor Todd Gilliland for four races and BANFIELD® Pet Hospital will sponsor him for two races in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) this season. In addition, the PEDIGREE® Brand will also sponsor David Gilliland for two NCWTS races, including the season opener at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway.
Gilliland, the 2016 and 2017 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West champion, will drive the No. 4 PEDIGREE® Tundra at Dover (Del.) International Speedway, May 4, Charlotte (N.C.) Motor Speedway, May 18, Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway, Oct. 13 and ISM Raceway (formerly Phoenix Raceway), Nov. 9. BANFIELD® Pet Hospital will also sponsor the rookie of the year contender at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Ill., June 23 and Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway, Aug. 15. The 17-year-old registered an average finish of 5.0 across his final three races of his six-race Truck Series schedule in 2017, including a career-best third-place finish at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon on Sept. 23 in the PEDIGREE® Tundra.
David Gilliland boasts 332 career starts in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, 56 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and 10 in the Truck Series. His lone National Series win came in the 2006 Xfinity Series event at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta. He's captured two poles in the Cup Series at Daytona, pacing the field to the green in both the 2007 Daytona 500 and the 2014 July event, and finished third in the 2011 running of the "Great American Race." He recorded a sixth-place finish in his lone Truck Series start at the 2.5-mile superspeedway in 2015. The PEDIGREE® Brand will sponsor him at the two restrictor-plate races, Daytona and Talladega.
"It's great PEDIGREE® and BANFIELD® Pet Hospital are returning to KBM again this season," said team owner, Kyle Busch. "I have built a long relationship with them as a sponsor on my Monster Energy Cup Series Toyota and now they are expanding that to support another young talent, Todd Gilliland. I'm confident Todd can get them to Victory Lane this year."
"I'm so pleased PEDIGREE®returned to sponsor me again this season," said Todd Gilliland. "They were with me for six races last year and with every race I felt like we got another step closer to getting them to Victory Lane. They have a history with our family since PEDIGREE® sponsored my Dad (David Gilliland) in 2006. It's pretty cool now they will be on both of our Tundras and will continue to be a part of our family."
"It's pretty exceptional when a company which sponsored me back in 2006 comes back to do it again 12 years later," David Gilliland said. "Having PEDIGREE® and BANFIELD® Pet Hospital not only sponsor me, but my son (Todd) as well is amazing and we are very grateful for the opportunity. I'll be keeping Todd's seat warm for him in the No. 4 at Daytona, but Talladega will be a different story when I get to race against him. I may not have taught him all my driving secrets yet."
"The PEDIGREE® brand is proud to sponsor Todd Gilliland, as he competes for a chance at Victory Lane" said Elizabeth Barrett, PEDIGREE® Brand Manager. "This new sponsorship is a great extension of our long-standing relationship with Kyle Busch Motorsports and we think Todd will continue to connect the NASCAR community's engaged audience with the PEDIGREE® brand."
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