18-Year-Old Ty Gibbs to Drive in More NASCAR Xfinity Series 2021 Races After Daytona Heroics

Published 02/24/2021, 7:00 AM EST
Feb 20, 2021; Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Ty Gibbs (54) leads Jeremy Clements (51) during the Super Start Batteries 188 at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


On Sunday, Joe Gibbs Racing driver Ty Gibbs clinched his maiden win on his Xfinity debut. Suffice to say, the Daytona road course winner earned a handsome reward from the team. To be exact, the youngster will continue to race in a lot more Xfinity Series races this season.

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In fact, team owner and grandfather, Joe Gibbs revealed that the 18-year-old could run in 10 more races this season. This will also run parallel to his full-time ARCA schedule. On the rest of the season, Ty Dillon, Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin and Martin Truex Jr will share driving duties.

Which races will Ty Gibbs participate in?

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According to the team, Gibbs’ schedule continues in the month of March and extends until October. Of course, all 14 races will be spread out, though some may be packed closer to each other.
  • His next race takes place on March 13th at the Phoenix Raceway.
  • In the following month, he will head to Martinsville on the 9th.
  • For the month of May, he faces two back-to-back weekends at Darlington and Dover on the 8th and 15th.
  • Luckily, he has a two-week respite before he heads to Charlotte on the 29th.

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Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Ty Gibbs (54) celebrates after winning the Super Start Batteries 188 at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
  • When June rolls by, Ty Gibbs will head to Mid-Ohio on the 5th.
  • After that, he will hop over to Pocono on the 27th.
  • Then on July 3rd, he will race at Road America and then will have a hectic period.
  • In other words, he kicks off a triple-header from August 7th at Watkins Glen to the Indianapolis road course and at Michigan.
  • The final three races kick off on September 11 at Richmond, followed by the Charlotte Roval and Kansas.
  • The Xfinity paddock then heads to the Roval on October 9.
  • Finally, Ty Gibbs goes to Kansas on the 23rd to wrap up his season.
Obviously, Gibbs was thrilled to win at Daytona and it was a dream come true. Now, he cannot wait to race once again, though he has a lot to learn. Luckily, he is pleased to have excellent teams in his corner in the ARCA and Xfinity Series.

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