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Todd Gilliland wins the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Stateline Speedway in Idaho

Todd Gilliland won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Stateline Speedway in Idaho. He crossed the finish line .004 seconds ahead of Noah Gragson.

NASACAR K&N Pro Series West rookie Todd Gilliland broke a four-race drought by winning the Toyota NAPA 150 at Stateline Speedway in Idaho. Gilliland won the first two K&N Pro Series West races, but hasn't taken the checkered flag since April 2 at Kern County Raceway Park in California.

Todd Gilliland and his Bill McAnally Racing team win the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Stateline Speedway in Idaho

Todd Gilliland and his Bill McAnally Racing team won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Stateline Speedway in Idaho. Gilliland won his third race of the season.

Gilliland beat Noah Gragson by .004 seconds on a green-white-checkered flag finish. The race was extended to 166 laps and two green-white-checkered attempts before Gilliland inched past Gragson, both part of the NASCAR Next class of drivers, at the finish line.

"I thought I had him at the line, but I'm sure he thought he had me at the line, too," Gilliland said. "It's just really stressful moments there sitting there watching the flagman standing between the two cars, not sure which one to give the flag to. The second he turned to my car and gave me the flag, it was a great sense of relief, just a great ending to a great day."

Todd Gilliland wins the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Stateline Speedway in Idaho

Todd Gilliland won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Stateline Speedway in Idaho. He has won four NASCAR K&N Pro Series races in his career, three in the West Series and one in the East Series.

Gilliland started the race in seventh and didn't take the lead until the final lap of the race, lap 166. He probably didn't lead the race for more than a second, but the fraction of a second at the finish line was all he needed to win.

"It was great racing with Noah," Gilliland said. "Coming from the back there was kind of tough. Everyone on my team kept me calm. Get every car one by one. If they give it to you, take it."

The 16-year-old Gilliland won his third K&N Pro Series race of the season and the fourth K&N Pro Series race of his career.

"To be in a position to be on the outside there the last restart, we just tried to hang tough on the outside," Gilliland. "We knew it was probably going to come down to something like that where you're racing to the line pretty much."

Todd Gilliland lead by a lap to win the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Stateline Speedway in Idaho

Todd Gilliland led one lap in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Stateline Speedway in Idaho. The Toyota NAPA 150 was extended to 166 laps and two green-white-checkered flag finishes.

Gragson led for 26 laps on the tiny quarter-mile track. He took the lead from Ryan Partridge on lap 140, 10 laps from the scheduled end of the race. He was in the lead for both green-white-checkered flag restarts.

"I was the leader there coming to the green-white-checkered," Gragson said. "I felt like I was a little better on the bottom. I knew the top side, they could roll pretty good off the corner and get good drive by. I felt like my car was working better on the bottom. That was a crazy race there at the end. Unbelievable night. So close to being in Victory Lane. Can't complain with second. Great points day."

Noah Gragson was the runner-up in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Stateline Speedway in Idaho

Noah Gragson was the runner-up in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West race at Stateline Speedway in Idaho. He led 26 laps in the race.

Chris Eggleston won the pole and led the most laps in the race, 73. Eggleston and Gracin Raz battled for the lead from laps 74 to 90. Eggleston crossed the finish line in third place.

"It's extremely hard to swallow," Eggleston said. "You don't get cars that drive that good that often. Felt like we did a halfway decent job of getting back up way through the field without running into anybody. Keep our heads high, keep digging and we go to Iowa."

Raz was fourth, followed by Julia Landauer in fifth.

Partridge was able to maintain his lead in the K&N Pro Series West standings with 291 points. He was 10th in the race at Stateline Speedway. Eggleston, the reigning K&N Pro Series West champion, is second in the standings, 13 points behind Partridge.

The next K&N Pro Series race is at Iowa Speedway on July 29. The drivers and teams from the K&N Pro Series West and East will be at Iowa Speedway for the Casey's General Store 150.


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