Ty Gibbs had quite the year in 2021, winning the ARCA Menards Series championship and four NASCAR Xfinity Series victories in a part-time campaign that saw him win rookie of the year, all at the age of 19.
In 2022, Gibbs has continued the red-hot start to his career, as he posted the fastest time in Xfinity practice at Daytona, with a speed of 186.64 mph.
Joe Gibbs Racing drivers swept the top three positions, as Brandon Jones and Drew Dollar posted the second and third fastest times, respectively. Ryan Truex of Sam Hunt Racing posted the fourth-fastest time, and Noah Gragson was the quickest Chevrolet driver in fifth.
Gragson’s JR Motorsports teammates Justin Allgaier and Josh Berry posted the sixth- and seventh-fastest times, respectively, while defending series champion Daniel Hemric clocked in eighth. Sam Mayer rounded out the JR Motorsports drivers in ninth, while Hemric’s Kaulig Racing teammates AJ Allmendinger and Landon Cassill were 10th and 11th.
Riley Herbst had the 19th-fastest time, good enough for the best among Ford drivers.
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Stephen Stumpf is the NASCAR Content Director for Frontstretch, and his weekly columns include “Stat Sheet” and “4 Burning Questions.” Stephen also writes commentary, contributes weekly to the “Bringing the Heat” podcast and is frequently at the track for on-site coverage. A native of Texas, Stephen began following NASCAR at age 9 after attending his first race at Texas Motor Speedway.
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