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Ty Gibbs Has Last Laugh, Scores Winchester Victory

Anyone missing NASCAR during its two-week break certainly got their fix tonight in the 2021 Calypso Lemonade 200 at Winchester Speedway in the ARCA Menards Series. The race was action-packed with tight racing throughout, and Ty Gibbs moved championship rival Corey Heim with three to go to steal the win.

It’s Gibbs’ seventh win this season and the 15th of his career. Gibbs has now won two straight races, as he dominated the previous race at Iowa Speedway. Additionally, Gibbs won the ARCA race at Winchester last year.

Greg Van Alst finished a career-best second and Heim finished third after losing the lead after being spun by Gibbs. David Gilliland Racing teammates Thad Moffitt and Taylor Gray rounded out the top five, respectively.

Gibbs was in a hole early on, bringing out a caution by getting into Brandon Varney, spinning him around. Gibbs made multiple pit stops under the yellow to fix the car’s damage.

Gibbs was notably a tad slower but still quick enough to march up through the field from eighth place.

There were several other incidents throughout the night, most notably Gray spinning Daniel Dye, with Rev Racing’s Nick Sanchez getting caught up in the incident trying to avoid Dye.

Not only were the drivers heated, but Gray and Dye’s parents were seen getting into it with each other as well.

After the red flag for the Dye incident, racing resumed with Heim leading most of the race until the laps wound down and it was he and Gibbs racing bumper to bumper. The two came upon fifth-place Moffitt, who was still on the lead lap, causing a check-up and Gibbs spinning Heim.

On the overtime restart, Gibbs jumped to the lead to win for a series-high seventh time and extend his points lead.

Heim was displeased with Gibbs’ racing as they battled for the lead while attempting to race around Moffitt.

ARCA Winchester Results

Next week the ARCA Menards Series heads to Watkins Glen International alongside the NASCAR national series. The 2021 Clean Harbors 100 will take place on Friday, August 6 at 6 p.m. ET with TV coverage provided by FS1.

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“Ty Gibbs moved championship rival Corey Heim with three to go to steal the win.”

Ty flat out dumped Corey yet he complains about AJ Allmendinger getting into his door without causing an accident. Talk about calling the kettle black!

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