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Three Gilliland stock-car drivers to race at Irwindale Speedway

Three Gilliland stock-car drivers to race at Irwindale Speedway
NASCAR driver David Gilliland, watches qualifying for the Sprint Cup Series Camping World RV Sales 301 last week at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. (Nick Laham / Getty Images)

Stock-car racing at Irwindale Speedway on Saturday night will include an event featuring three generations of Gilliland drivers competing against each other for the first time.

They are David Gilliland, who races in NASCAR's premier Sprint Cup Series; his father, Butch Gilliland; and David's son, Todd Gilliland.

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David Gilliland, who grew up in Riverside, drives the No. 38 Ford for Front Row Motorsports in the Cup series.

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.

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