Ty Gibbs main commitment for 2021 was to compete in the ARCA Menards Series to chase a title. His Car owner and grandfather, Joe Gibbs also wanted to make sure he was able to get his feet wet in the NASCAR Xfinity Series before making the leap to a full time ride in 2022.
Gibbs made the most of his Xfinity Series starts as he won in 4 of the 18 events he participated, including his first race back in February on the road course in Daytona. He also picked up wins in Charlotte, Watkins Glen and Kansas on an amazing season driving in about half of the events.
When Gibbs wasn't winning, he was consistently at the top of the field scoring 9 top 5 finishes and another where he finished in the top 10. Before anyone gets too surprised of the feat, Gibbs history in the ARCA Menards Series over the past 3 years has provided a look into the future as Gibbs won 18 of the 47 events he raced. Throw in the ARCA East and West Series and you can add 7 more wins in just 13 races. Add them all together and Gibbs has won an astonishing 25 times in 60 total ARCA Series events.
While many are already counting on Gibbs being in the Cup Series in the very near future, he will have the opportunity to upgrade his ROTY accomplishment into an Xfinity Series title in 2022. With 4 wins in just half of the races this season, its hard to imagine that he will not improve on that in 2022 and be in the Xfinity championship fight at the end of the season.
Congrats on an amazing season and on earning the 2021, NASCAR Xfinity Series Rookie Of The Year honor Ty Gibbs!
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