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20 Mike Gillespie          Updated by Driver: 7/22/2008
Edited by Staff: 7/23/2008

 Driver Information
Nickname: Lugnut
Hometown: Omaha,NE
Birthdate: 1/18/76
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 200
Email Address: imca20race@yahoo.com
Marital Status: Dating
Children: Scott - 4
Employer: Speedway Motors
Job: Race Tech
Year Started Racing: 1999
Total Years Racing: 3
Racing Hero: Jeff Gordon - he is a grass roots racer from Go-Karts to Sprints to Cup

 Car Information
Year/Make/Model: 2005 Larson
Motor: WAM Chevy 355
Crew Chief: Scott Gillespie
Crew: Scott Gillespie
Sponsors & Support: I'd like to thank Larson Racing Specialists (Adam Larson & Scott Prohaska) for the opportunity to race a very well built racecar and for all the technical help, Mid America Motorplex (Jim Howe), Curt Pritchard with ACME Auto Body (even if he thinks he's Buster Douglas on the backstretch :)), Robert "B-Mod" Brinkman and Damian Anderson for always being there anytime I needed a little advice or help, and the rest of the family who supported me all year long!! Thanks also to SCOCO Supply, Ames Auto Sales, Mike's Classic Cars, Full House Bar & Grill, and D-Sign Sign Shop!



 Tracks & Series
I-80 Speedway (NE) - Stock Car #20

 Awards & Accomplishments
2006 - Nebraska Raceway Park Pro Am Rookie Of The Year Award.
2007 - Raced Rick Vanderheiden's #17 Crate Late Model in the Novice Crate class with 1 heat race win and 3 Top 3 A Feature finishes. Thanks Rick for believing in me. You're a great friend!!!

 
 Career Summary
My father started drag racing in the late 60's and then decided to go circle track racing at the famous Playland Park!!! He won a Tiny Lund Memorial Race in the Hobby Division! Went on to race at Eagle Raceway and Sunset Speedway until 1982 when he decided to hang it up. My brother Steve raced in the Mod division at Eagle 1990-1994. I got my first chance in a Grand National Late Model owned by Butch Meyers(R.I.P.) in June 1999 and raced 5-6 times that summer at Sunset Speedway, sharing time with Rick Munson in the #47 orange and white machine!! In 2003 Tyler Ray let me pilot his Grand National at Shelby County Speedway. It was my first ever A Feature start. I started 22nd and made my way to 18th by the end of the show!!
 
 Racing Goals
Win some races and have some fun!!!
 
 Other Interesting Team Information
I chose #20 because it was one of the two numbers that my father used. The other was #00 but it's being occupied by Tim Pickens in the Mod class at Eagle Raceway.
 

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