Stock-car racing at Irwindale Speedway on Saturday night will include an event featuring three generations of
They are David Gilliland, who races in NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup Series; his father, Butch Gilliland; and David's son, Todd Gilliland.
David Gilliland, who grew up in Riverside, drives the No. 38 Ford for
Butch Gilliland, 56, won the 1997 championship in a lower-tier circuit that's now called the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West division with David as his crew chief. Butch Gilliland also drove in 10 Cup races.
Todd Gilliland, 14, is in his first full season driving in stock-car racing's minor leagues.
They'll compete with the rest of the field in a 75-lap race of NASCAR-sanctioned cars called super late models at Irwindale Speedway, a half-mile, paved oval near the intersection of the 210 and 605 freeways.
There also are other races featuring different types of race cars on the night's schedule. Gates open at 4 p.m. and the first race starts at 7 p.m.