Joe Gibbs Racing Plan Full-Time Xfinity Gig for Rookie Sensation Ty Gibbs

Published 07/19/2021, 9:05 AM EDT
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


In his rookie part-time season in the Xfinity Series, Ty Gibbs has definitely enjoyed himself. Aside from hiccups at Darlington and Road America, he has not finished outside the Top 5. Evidently, the higher-ups at Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) have noticed and wish to reward him for it.

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With Harrison Burton moving up to the Cup Series, a seat at the #20 JGR has opened up. And there is also a possibility that Gibbs could reunite with the #54 car on a permanent basis.

Either way, he will likely get a chance to show off his talent. Had he been running full-time, he could have been well in the running for the championship.

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Admittedly, Gibbs is ticking all the right boxes and is doing his part. Now it is up to the team to decide how many cars they want to run in the 2022 season. In addition to that, they also have to try and secure sponsorship for the 18-year-old.

What can Ty Gibbs do for the moment?

As mentioned before, Gibbs can only try and deliver excellent and consistent performances. This will go a long way into helping sponsors notice the driver and try to sign up with the young driver. As he is 18 years old, he has a long career ahead of him.

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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

He has also been fairly impressive in the ARCA series and is three points away from the lead. This season, Gibbs is battling with Corey Heim and have been trading wins. It is no wonder that the 2021 ARCA Series has been so closely contested.

Admittedly, the championship has not reached the halfway stage yet, and there is plenty of time for things to change. One thing is for sure, Ty Gibbs will be determined to keep up his good form.

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