Ty Gibbs, Grandson of Joe Gibbs, Wins in NASCAR Xfinity Series Debut in Super Start 188 At DAYTONA Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts
Makes Daring Move on Late Restart in Double Overtime to Win on Iconic DAYTONA Road Course
NASCAR Wire Service
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 20, 2021) – Ty Gibbs turned in a historic NASCAR Xfinity Series debut Saturday night, the 18-year-old won in his first series start – holding off reigning champion Austin Cindric on the Daytona International Speedway Road Course in the Super Start 188 At DAYTONA Presented by O’Reilly AutoParts.
Gibbs took the lead on a restart in double overtime and held off the field by a comfortable 1.726-seconds at the finish line, dropping to his knees to reflect after climbing out of his No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota – a car owned by his grandfather, NASCAR Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs.
With his win in the Super Start Batteries 188 at DAYTONA Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts, Gibbs becomes only the sixth driver to win in his first series start – matching a feat achieved by NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt in 1982 and most recently, Kurt Busch, 15 years ago.(more…)
All “Rhodes” Lead to Second Consecutive Daytona Triumph
Ben Rhodes Adds DAYTONA Road Course Victory Friday After Tri-Oval Win a Week Ago
NASCAR Wire Service
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Feb. 19, 2021) – Ben Rhodes wrapped up a perfect pair of race outings at Daytona International Speedway answering his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series victory on the oval last week with a dramatic win Friday night on the infield road coursing the BrakeBest Select 159 Presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts.
It took three overtime starts to secure the victory over 2020 series champion Sheldon Creed, but Rhodes’ work in the No. 99 ThorSport Racing Toyota marked only the third time in series history a driver has opened the season with back-to-back wins. And it marked the 200th victory for Toyota in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series.(more…)