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Ty Gibbs Adds on 14 Xfinity Races for Joe Gibbs Racing

Ty Gibbs at Daytona International Speedway Road course Xfinity Photo NKP

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Ty Gibbs, one of the youngest winners in the Xfinity Series, will run more races behind the wheel of the No. 54 car of Joe Gibbs Racing. After battling with defending champion Austin Cindric for the win last week at the Daytona International Speedway road course, Gibbs will compete in 14 more Xfinity races throughout …

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Couch Potato Tuesday: I Missed So Much in Daytona

Denny Hamlin leads the pack during the 2021 O'Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona Photo: NKP

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A second straight weekend in Daytona Beach was not originally on the schedule, but the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic necessitated it. With that, you ended up with a tripleheader weekend on Daytona International Speedway’s road course. Compared to last year, these races were ridiculous. The most looney of all was Friday night’s Truck race. I’ll be …

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5 Points to Ponder: Double Your Pleasure at Daytona

Ty Gibbs at Gateway Photo: NKP

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ONE: Daytona Road Course Needs to Stay Among the many, many questions that can likely never be answered to the satisfaction of NASCAR fans everywhere is how many road course races on the Cup Series schedule is the right number. The general consensus, as much as there is one, is that the two that were …

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The Big 6: Questions Answered After the 2021 O’Reilly Auto Parts 253

Christopher Bell won at the Daytona Road Course in 2021 Photo: NKP

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Who… should you be talking about after the race? First-time winners don’t happen every week… oh, wait. After Michael McDowell won his first career NASCAR Cup Series race in the Daytona 500 last week, Christopher Bell drove a masterful final 10 laps to reel in and pass veteran Joey Logano under the white flag to …

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Xfinity Breakdown: Ty Gibbs Outlasts Austin Cindric, Wins in 1st Start

Ty Gibbs Celebrates in Victory Lane 2021 Daytona Road Xfinity, Photo Nigel Kinrade Photography

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At the beginning of the final stage in the Super Start Batteries 188 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series on the Daytona International Speedway road course, it was Austin Cindric holding off 18-year-old Ty Gibbs. Cindric had downforce issues early Saturday afternoon due to damage from a tangle with AJ Allmendinger at the end of the …

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An ARCA Championship Battle Already Between Corey Heim, Ty Gibbs & Nick Sanchez

2021 ARCA Daytona Ty Gibbs, No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Nick Sanchez, No. 2 Rev Racing Chevrolet (Credit: NKP)

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While the three NASCAR national touring series utilize a playoff system, the ARCA Menards Series still uses a season-long points system. The past two years, the championship battle has not been settled until the season finale at Kansas Speedway. Even though only one race has been completed thus far this season, five percent (1 out …

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Ty Gibbs Speaks Out About Lackluster Daytona ARCA Finish

2021 ARCA Daytona Practice Ty Gibbs car (Credit: NKP)

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Ty Gibbs enters the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season as one of the favorites to win the championship. Driving the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, he raced competitively against the speedy Venturini Motorsports armada at Daytona International Speedway. He just couldn’t get his car to the front. After Gracie Trotter pitted after suffering damage …

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Corey Heim Wins Lucas Oil 200 for Venturini’s 4th Straight Daytona Win

2021 ARCA Daytona Corey Heim, No. 20 Venturini Motorsports Toyota (Credit: NKP)

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Saturday (Feb. 13) the green flag waved on the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season after a wet Daytona International Speedway morning. But for Corey Heim and Venturini Motorsports, it was like 2020 never ended. Heim and Venturini won their second straight race, taking home the trophy in the Lucas Oil 200. Venturini as an organization …

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Entry List: 2021 Super Start Batteries 188

Nascar Xfinity Series

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The first visit to a road course in 2021 for the NASCAR Xfinity Series features an entry list of 44 cars that hope to tackle the Daytona International Speedway road course on Saturday, Feb. 20. With no qualifying currently scheduled for the event, four will miss the race, barring any entry list changes. NASCAR has …

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Ty Gibbs Paces Lone ARCA Daytona Practice

2021 ARCA Daytona Practice Ty Gibbs car (Credit: NKP)

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Ty Gibbs paced the field at the lone practice for the ARCA Menards Series at Daytona International Speedway Feb. 12. Gibbs’ No. 18 for Joe Gibbs Racing turned a lap of 49.323 seconds. Andy Jankowiak, who will make his ARCA debut in Saturday’s (Feb. 13) race, concluded practice second on the leaderboard. Willie Mullins, Thad …

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ARCA Preview: 2021 Lucas Oil 200 at Daytona

2020 Daytona ARCA Pack Racing (Credit: NKP)

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Following the checkered flag at last year’s ARCA Menards Series season finale at Kansas Speedway, the 2021 season kicks off at Daytona International Speedway. After a 120-day offseason since Bret Holmes‘ championship celebration at Corey Heim‘s maiden victory in ARCA at Kansas, these drivers look forward to racing on the high banks of Daytona for …

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