After a 3 race losing streak, Ty Gibbs is back to where he is the most comfortable, victory lane. It's been almost a month and a half since Ty stood in his comfort zone, basking in the winners circle and working through a winner's hat dance.
The pilot of the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota dominated Saturday night’s Shore Lunch 150 at Iowa Speedway, leading all but one of the 150 laps to earn his sixth ARCA Menards Series win of the season.
“You’re almost a painter here,” Gibbs said of racing at the unique, 0.875-mile oval. “You’re just working the brush on a canvas. There’s so much room to work with. It’s a Phoenix; it’s an Atlanta. There are so many different places to go. The top, the bottom, you’ve got everywhere. All of the bumps, so many characteristics to this place.”
Last weeks winner, Daniel Dye ended up second on the night and simply could not catch and pass Gibbs.
“I did everything I could,” said Dye. “Chad Bryant made good changes all day. We were just a little far from where we needed to be. I about wrecked the car a couple times trying to reel in Ty. I’m truly blessed. Like I said last week, this is a dream. I’m racing in front of 5,000 fans at one of the coolest tracks I’ve been to and finishing second to one of the best there is in ARCA. So, mad we didn’t win, but we’ll take it.”
Taylor Gray finished third ahead of Corey Heim in fourth. Rounding out the top 5 was Nick Sanchez.
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