Ty Gibbs

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Ty Gibbs
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Gibbs at Pocono Raceway in 2021
BornTyler Randal Gibbs
(2002-10-04) October 4, 2002 (age 19)
Charlotte, North Carolina
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
18 races run over 1 year
Car no., teamNo. 54/81 (Joe Gibbs Racing)
2021 position13th
Best finish13th (2021)
First race2021 Super Start Batteries 188 (Daytona RC)
Last race2021 Dead On Tools 250 (Martinsville)
First win2021 Super Start Batteries 188 (Daytona RC)
Last win2021 Kansas Lottery 300 (Kansas)
Wins Top tens Poles
4 10 1
Ty Gibbs
ARCA Menards Series career
Debut season2019
Current teamJoe Gibbs Racing
Car number18
EngineToyota
Crew chiefMark McFarland
Starts47
Championships1
Wins18
Poles17
Best finish1st in 2021
Finished last season1st (2021)
Previous series
2017–2019
2019–2021
CARS Late Model Stock Tour
ARCA Menards Series West
Championship titles
2021ARCA Menards Series
ARCA Menards Series East career
Debut season2019
Current teamJoe Gibbs Racing
Car number18
EngineToyota
Crew chiefMark McFarland
Former teamsDGR-Crosley
Starts16
Championships0
Wins6
Poles5
Best finish2nd in 2020
Finished last season9th (2021)
Last updated on: November 13, 2021.

Tyler Randall Gibbs (born October 4, 2002) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He competes full-time in the ARCA Menards Series, as well as part-time in the ARCA Menards Series East and ARCA Menards Series West, driving the No. 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing in each series. He also competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving JGR's No. 54 and 81 Toyota Supra. He is the son of Coy Gibbs and the grandson of Joe Gibbs. Gibbs was the 2021 ARCA Menards Series champion.

Racing career[edit]

CARS Late Model Stock Tour[edit]

In 2017 and 2018, Gibbs competed in the CARS Late Model Stock series for Marlowe Racing. He finished 14th in the season points standings in 2017 (due to Gibbs only competing in 8 out of 13 races that year), and 8th in 2018. He has 2 pole positions, has led 90 laps, and has an average finish of 13.3, with a best finish of 2nd at Anderson Motor Speedway.

East Series[edit]

Gibbs ran a partial schedule in the 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, collecting four second-place finishes in five starts in the DGR-Crosley No. 17. On September 21, Gibbs scored his first career win in his sixth start at the Apple Barrel 125 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the No. 54.[1] He would compete full-time in the series, now known as the ARCA Menards Series East, the following year. He drove the No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing, which was fielding an entry in the series for the first time since 2012. Gibbs would win one of the series' six races on the schedule (Toledo Speedway in June) and finish runner-up to Sam Mayer in the standings, who won all other races that year. Gibbs led 104 laps at Dover in the General Tire 125 before crashing out late, marking his only DNF in the series and only finish outside the top four in any year.[2]

He made four starts in the 2021 season, three of which were companion events with the main ARCA Menards Series. Gibbs won the pole position and the race in all four starts, leading 621 of the 625 laps he completed. As a result, he finished ninth in the standings.[2]

West Series[edit]

Gibbs made his debut in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series West in the 2019 season-finale at ISM Raceway, going on to win the race. Joe Gibbs Racing fielded cars for him and his ARCA teammate Riley Herbst in this race, using owner points from both of Levin Racing's cars, with Herbst driving the No. 10 and Gibbs driving the No. 40. He returned to run the same race the following year, this time with JGR fielding their own No. 18 car with their owner points. He led the most laps in the event but finished second after being passed by David Gilliland on the final lap. In 2021, Gibbs ran both races at Phoenix, starting on the pole and winning both events. The first event in March was a companion event with the main ARCA Menards Series, while the second race in November was the West Series season finale. Gibbs led 124 of 150 laps in the March race and all 100 laps in the fall race. He finished 19th in both the 2020 and 2021 standings.[2]

ARCA Menards Series[edit]

Gibbs beside his ARCA car before the race at Madison in 2019

Gibbs has won 18 ARCA Menards Series races and collected 38 top five finishes in a total of 47 starts.[2]

In 2019, Gibbs ran 11 of 20 races in the ARCA Menards Series, finishing 13th in the standing after picking up wins at Gateway and Salem. The next year he competed in 16 of 20 races and finished fifth in the standings, collecting wins at Gateway, Pocono, Kentucky, Iowa, Winchester, and Memphis.[2][3]

Gibbs turned 18 on October 4, 2020, which made him eligible to race on all tracks on the ARCA schedule (including Daytona and Talladega). In 2021, Gibbs ran full-time in the series in the JGR No. 18.[4] He started the season with a 4th-place finish at Daytona, followed by a win at Phoenix and a 27th-place finish at Talladega after being involved in a crash with Greg Van Alst.[5] At Kansas in May, he led every lap in the race en route to the win, the first time since Kevin Swindell in 2012 at Chicagoland Speedway that a driver in the series led all laps in a race. Gibbs would later replicate this feat at Charlotte two races later and at the Milwaukee Mile in August.[2]

Gibbs ended the 2021 season as champion, having won 10 out of 20 races. He spent the season in a close points battle with Corey Heim and finished in the top five every race except Talladega Superspeedway, where he crashed out of the top five and finished 27th.[2]

Xfinity Series[edit]

On January 26, 2021, JGR announced that Gibbs would make his Xfinity Series debut in 2021 at the Daytona Road Course, which would be the first race of a part-time schedule he would run in the team's No. 54 car. He will shared the ride with Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Martin Truex Jr., John Hunter Nemechek, and Ty Dillon.[4]

On the Daytona Road Course, Gibbs held off Austin Cindric in overtime to win, becoming the sixth driver to win in their Xfinity debut (after Dale Earnhardt, Ricky Rudd, Joe Ruttman, Terry Labonte, and Kurt Busch) and the first to do so without prior experience in the NASCAR Cup Series. He is also the only driver in the modern era (1972–present) to win their first NASCAR national series race.[6][7] At 18 years, four months, and 16 days of age, Gibbs surpassed Cindric as the youngest driver to win an Xfinity road course race.[8] Gibbs later won again at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May.

At Road America, one of Gibbs’s races, Kyle Busch would race the No. 54, leading JGR to put Gibbs into the No. 81 Toyota with Monster Energy as a sponsor. Gibbs would end up 33rd after a broken transmission ended the team's day.

At Watkins Glen International in the No. 54, Gibbs would lead the most laps and win after holding off Austin Cindric and A. J. Allmendinger.

He later led the most laps in the race at Richmond Raceway in September before ending up 7th.

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NXSC Pts Ref
2021 Joe Gibbs Racing 54 Toyota DAY DAY
1
HOM LVS PHO
2
ATL MAR
4
TAL DAR
18
DOV
5
COA CLT
1
MOH
3
TEX NSH POC
2
GLN
1*
IND
19
MCH
13
DAY DAR RCH
7*
BRI
11
LVS
11
TAL CLT
21
TEX KAN
1
MAR
27
PHO 13th 663 [9]
81 ROA
33
ATL NHA

ARCA Menards Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led. ** – All laps led.)

ARCA Menards Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 AMSC Pts Ref
2019 Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Toyota DAY FIF
2
SLM
6
TAL NSH
2
TOL
2
CLT POC MCH MAD
8
GTW
1
CHI ELK
2
IOW
5
POC ISF
15
DSF SLM
1*
IRP
15*
KAN 13th 2315 [10]
2020 DAY PHO
3*
TAL POC
1*
IRP
15
KEN
1*
IOW
1*
KAN TOL
2
TOL
10*
MCH DAY
2
GTW
1*
L44
4
TOL
3
BRI
2
WIN
1*
MEM
1
ISF
10
KAN
14
5th 674 [11]
2021 DAY
4
PHO
1*
TAL
27
KAN
1**
TOL
1*
CLT
1**
MOH
1*
POC
2
ELK
4*
BLN
2*
IOW
1*
WIN
1
GLN
3
MCH
1*
ISF
2
MLW
1**
DSF
2
BRI
1*
SLM
2*
KAN
2*
1st 997 [12]

ARCA Menards Series East[edit]

ARCA Menards Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 AMSEC Pts Ref
2019 DGR-Crosley 17 Toyota NSM
2
BRI SBO SBO MEM
2
NHA IOW
2
GLN
4
BRI
2
GTW 13th 172 [13]
54 NHA
1*
DOV
2020 Joe Gibbs Racing 18 Toyota NSM
3
TOL
1*
DOV
12*
TOL
3
BRI
2
FIF
3
2nd 300 [14]
2021 NSM FIF NSV DOV
1**
SMP IOW
1*
MLW
1**
BRI
1*
9th 196 [15]

ARCA Menards Series West[edit]

ARCA Menards Series West results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 AMSWC Pts Ref
2019 Levin Racing with Joe Gibbs Racing 40 Toyota LVS IRW TUS TUS CNS SON DCS IOW EVG GTW MER AAS KCR PHO
1
34th 47 [16]
2020 Joe Gibbs Racing 18 LVS UMC UMC IRW EVG DCS CNS LVS AAS KCR PHO
2*
19th 94 [17]
2021 PHO
1*
SON IRW CNS IRW PIR LVS AAS PHO
1**
19th 98 [18]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

References[edit]

  1. ^ Segal, Davey (September 21, 2019). "Ty Gibbs Earns First Career K&N Pro Series Victory at New Hampshire". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 22, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Driver".
  3. ^ Gillispie, Zach (October 16, 2020). "Corey Heim Wins Kansas, Bret Holmes Completes Dream Season to Claim 2020 ARCA Championship". Frontstretch.
  4. ^ a b "Ty Gibbs to make Xfinity Series debut, run full ARCA Menards Series slate". NASCAR.com. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. January 26, 2021. Retrieved January 30, 2021.
  5. ^ Carey, Michael (April 24, 2021). "Video: Ty Gibbs, Greg Van Alst Wreck Out Of Talladega ARCA Race". TobyChristie.com. Retrieved May 1, 2021.
  6. ^ Long, Dustin (February 20, 2021). "Ty Gibbs wins Xfinity Daytona road course race in first series start". NBC Sports. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  7. ^ "Drivers to win in first NASCAR Xfinity Series start". NASCAR. February 20, 2021. Retrieved February 20, 2021.
  8. ^ Cain, Holly (February 20, 2021). "Ty Gibbs wins on Daytona road course in Xfinity Series debut". Racer. Retrieved February 21, 2021.
  9. ^ "Ty Gibbs – 2021 NASCAR Xfinity Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved June 27, 2021.
  10. ^ "Ty Gibbs – 2019 ARCA Menards Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  11. ^ "Ty Gibbs – 2020 ARCA Menards Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved October 5, 2020.
  12. ^ "Ty Gibbs – 2021 ARCA Menards Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved February 25, 2020.
  13. ^ "Ty Gibbs – 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved July 27, 2019.
  14. ^ "Ty Gibbs – 2020 ARCA Menards East Series Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  15. ^ "Ty Gibbs – 2021 ARCA Menards Series East Results". Racing Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved May 14, 2021.
  16. ^ "Ty Gibbs – 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved November 10, 2019.
  17. ^ "Ty Gibbs – 2020 ARCA Menards Series West results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  18. ^ "Ty Gibbs – 2021 ARCA Menards Series West results". Racing-Reference. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved February 25, 2021.

External links[edit]

  • Ty Gibbs driver statistics at Racing-Reference