The 17-year old grandson of legendary Hall of Fame NASCAR Team Owner and Hall of Fame NFL Head Coach Joe Gibbs — Ty Gibbs — is looking like he will be a big part of the future of the sport of NASCAR someday. Gibbs scored the fourth win of his ARCA Menards Series career Saturday at Kentucky Speedway.
"Ty's turning into a pretty special one."
— ARCA Menards Series (@ARCA_Racing) July 11, 2020
This race was Gibbs’ 15th-career start in the Series.
In the 100-lap event, Gibbs was able to hold off Bret Holmes and series point leader Michael Self down the stretch to pull of his latest win.
Gibbs made an incredible save with 36 laps to go, while battling with Self for the lead.
THAT. WAS. AWESOME.
Watch Ty Gibbs and Michael Self get together battling for the lead … they BOTH save it. pic.twitter.com/MrqT9gURSk
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) July 11, 2020
While he lost the lead, Gibbs saving it is what gave him a second chance to claim the victory.
Sam Mayer and Drew Dollar finished fourth and fifth.
Dollar had a bit of controversy with 24 laps to go as he made contact with Hailie Deegan, which sent Deegan into the wall and out of the race. Deegan had been running fourth prior to the accident, and was second in the championship standings, just 12 points behind Self for the series point lead coming into the day.
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