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Ty Gibbs Holds Off Daniel Dye For ARCA Win at Iowa Speedway, Sixth ARCA Menards Series Win of 2021

Screengrab from ARCA race broadcast.

The long dry-spell (sarcasm) for Ty Gibbs is over. After losing out on the last three ARCA Menards Series race wins, the 18-year old driver scored his sixth win of the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season on Saturday night in the Shore Lunch 150 at Iowa Speedway.

For Gibbs, racing at Iowa mirrors art.

“You’re almost a painter here,” Gibbs said. “You’re just working the brush on a canvas. There’s so much room to work with. It’s a Phoenix (Raceway); it’s an Atlanta (Motor Speedway). There are so many different places to go (on the track). The top, the bottom — you’ve got everywhere. All of the bumps; so many characteristics to this place.”

Gibbs held off GMS Racing’s Daniel Dye, who was searching for his second-consecutive win.

Dye came up just 1.297-seconds shy of snagging that second-career win. Dye closed the gap from three seconds, to just over a second behind Gibbs in the closing laps, but Gibbs had exactly what he needed to score another win.

“Man, tonight was another really great run for our GMS guys with the Race to Stop Suicide Chevy. I about wrecked the car a couple times trying to reel in Ty (Gibbs),” Dye said. “The faith Mr. Gallagher and Mr. Beam had to bring me to this 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet and letting me live my dream, I’m so blessed and thankful. To be racing in front of all these fans, the sold-out backstretch packed with campers, and just this race track, in general, is so cool.”

Taylor Gray finished third behind Gibbs and Dye, while Corey Heim and Nick Sanchez rounded out the top-five finishers on the night.

Thad Moffitt, Jesse Love, Mason Diaz, Rajah Caruth and Bret Holmes capped off the top-10 on Saturday night.


Race Results from 2021 Shore Lunch 150 – Race 11 of 20:

  1. No. 18 – Ty Gibbs
  2. No. 21 – Daniel Dye (-1.297 sec.)
  3. No. 17 – Taylor Gray (-12.433 sec.)
  4. No. 20 – Corey Heim (-13.828 sec.)
  5. No. 2 – Nick Sanchez (-14.776 sec.)
  6. No. 46 – Thad Moffitt (-17.032 sec.)
  7. No. 25 – Jesse Love (-18.167 sec.)
  8. No. 74 – Mason Diaz (-22.617 sec.)
  9. No. 6 – Rajah Caruth (-24.663 sec.)
  10. No. 23 – Bret Holmes (-25.120 sec.)
  11. No. 15 – Drew Dollar (-25.374 sec.)
  12. No. 30 – Max Gutierrez (-1 Lap)
  13. No. 27 – Tim Richmond (-1 Lap)
  14. No. 7 – Eric Caudell (-3 Laps)
  15. No. 50 – Morgan Alexander (-7 Laps)
  16. No. 10 – D.L. Wilson (-7 Laps)
  17. No. 11 – Bryce Haugeberg (-7 Laps)
  18. No. 81 – Sammy Smith (-53 Laps) OUT
  19. No. 48 – Brad Smith (-100 Laps) OUT
  20. No. 54 – Joey Iest (-124 Laps) OUT
  21. No. 42 – Conner Jones (-124 Laps) OUT
  22. No. 12 – Tony Cosentino (-132 Laps) OUT
  23. No. 0 – Stephanie Moyer (-136 Laps) OUT

ARCA Menards Series Point Standings After 2021 Shore Lunch 150 – Race 11 of 20

  1. Ty Gibbs
  2. Corey Heim (-4 pts)
  3. Thad Moffitt (-80 pts)
  4. Nick Sanchez (-96 pts)
  5. Drew Dollar (-269 pts)
  6. Brad Smith (-272 pts)
  7. Kyle Sieg (-327 pts)
  8. DL Wilson (-351 pts)
  9. Tim Richmond (-383 pts)
  10. Jesse Love (-386 pts)

ARCA Menards Series East Point Standings After 2021 Shore Lunch 2021 – Race 6 of 8

  1. Sammy Smith
  2. Mason Diaz (-19 pts)
  3. Daniel Dye (-26 pts)
  4. Max Gutierrez (-30 pts)
  5. Joey Iest (-35 pts)
  6. Rajah Caruth (-37 pts)
  7. Parker Retzlaff (-71 pts)
  8. Taylor Gray (-128 pts)
  9. Dick Doheny (-132 pts)
  10. Stephanie Moyer (-132 pts)

Sioux Chief Showdown Point Standings After 5 of 10 Races:

  1. Ty Gibbs
  2. Corey Heim (-8 pts)
  3. Nick Sanchez (-16 pts)
  4. Thad Moffitt (-26 pts)
  5. Jesse Love (-53 pts)
  6. Brad Smith (-65 pts)
  7. Owen Smith (-88 pts)
  8. Daniel Dye (-89 pts)
  9. Taylor Gray (-91 pts)
  10. Gracie Trotter (-97 pts)

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Toby is the Founder, Editor and go-to man for TobyChristie.com. He is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, Toby is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award winning writer, and has followed NASCAR as a fan since 1993.

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