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Ty Gibbs Collects 10th ARCA Menards Series Victory of 2021 at Bristol, Teammate Sammy Smith Collects ARCA East Title

Ty Gibbs, driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, and Sammy Smith, driver of the No. 81 Engine Ice Toyota, walk down pit lane before the start of the Sprecher 150 for the ARCA Menards Series at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin, on Aug. 29, 2021. (Patrick McDermott/ARCA Racing)

It’s been a historic season in the ARCA Menards Series for Joe GIbbs Racing and Ty Gibbs, one that continued with Thursday Night’s Bush’s Beans 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway. The 18-year-old collected his 10th victory of the 2021 season, the first driver to collect double-digit victories since Frank Kimmel in 2002.

Gibbs started from the pole in Thursday Night’s event, once again showing no mercy to the remainder of the field, leading 192 of 200 laps. Sammy Smith, teammate to the eventual race winner, started on the outside of the front row, holding his position throughout the night to claim the 2021 ARCA Menards Series East championship.

The pair did a celebratory burnout on the frontstretch at Bristol Motor Speedway to signal their race victory and series championship, the first for Joe Gibbs Racing in an ARCA-sanctioned series.

The race featured a total of nine caution falgs, the most recent of which came from a hard impact for Thad Moffitt into the outside wall exiting turn two. The flat tire was caused by damage from an earlier incident with Drew Dollar, which saw the David Gilliland Racing machine spin exiting turn two.

Taylor Gray came home in third, with Nick Sanchez and Corey Heim rounding out the top-five. Rajah Caruth, Jesse Love, Drew Dollar, Parker Chase and Conner Jones rounded out the top-10. Kyle Sieg and Daniel Dye were the final two drivers to finish on the lead lap in 11th and 12th.

Sammy Smith was also able to capture the 2021 ARCA Menards Series East championship with a second-place result, finishing 34 points ahead of Daniel Dye in final standings. Rajah Caruth, Max Gutierrez and Joey Iest rounded out the top-five in points.


2021 Bush’s Beans 200 at Bristol Motor Speedway Results:

  1. No. 18 – Ty Gibbs
  2. No. 81 – Sammy Smith (-2.431 seconds)
  3. No. 17 – Taylor Gray (-5.536 seconds)
  4. No. 2 – Nick Sanchez (-8.206 seconds)
  5. No. 20 – Corey Heim (-8.843 seconds)
  6. No. 6 – Rajah Caruth (-9.085 seconds)
  7. No. 25 – Jesse Love (-9.094 seconds)
  8. No. 15 – Drew Dollar (-12.493 seconds)
  9. No. 55 – Parker Chase (-13.354 seconds)
  10. No. 42 – Conner Jones (-14.190 seconds)
  11. No. 28 – Kyle Sieg (-14.401 seconds)
  12. No. 21 – Daniel Dye (-15.410 seconds)
  13. No. 22 – Jack Wood (-1 Lap)
  14. No. 30 – Max Gutierrez (-1 Lap)
  15. No. 35 – Greg Van Alst (-1 Lap)
  16. No. 91 – Justin S. Carroll (-1 Lap)
  17. No. 11 – Mason Mingus (-2 Laps)
  18. No. 10 – Jade Buford (-3 Laps)
  19. No. 54 – Joey Iest (-4 Laps)
  20. No. 27 – Zachary Tinkle (-7 Laps)
  21. No. 87 – Charles Buchanan Jr (-11 Laps)
  22. No. 97 – Jason Kitzmiller (-12 Laps)
  23. No. 01 – Richard Garvie (-19 Laps)
  24. No. 48 – Brad Smith (-26 Laps)
  25. No. 46 – Thad Moffitt (OUT)
  26. No. 73 – Andy Jankowiak (OUT)
  27. No. 44 -Stephanie Moyer (OUT)
  28. No. 12 – DL Wilson (OUT)
  29. No. 23 – Sam Mayer (OUT)
  30. No. 06 – Don Thompson (OUT)
  31. No. 74 – Mason Diaz (OUT)

2021 ARCA Menards Series East Final Point Standings:

  1. Sammy Smith – 335pts
  2. Daniel Dye (-34pts)
  3. Rajah Caruth (-49pts)
  4. Max Gutierrez (-52pts)
  5. Joey Iest (-55pts)
  6. Mason Diaz (-62pts)
  7. Parker Retzlaff (-119pts)
  8. Taylor Gray (-128pts)
  9. Ty Gibbs (-139pts)
  10. Stephanie Moyer (-172pts)
  11. Jesse Love (-198pts)
  12. Dick Doheny (-213pts)
  13. Corey Heim (-218pts)
  14. Nick Sanchez (-224pts)
  15. Mason Mingus (-229pts)
  16. Drew Dollar (-238pts)
  17. Carson Kvapil (-239pts)
  18. Brad Smith (-239pts)
  19. Justin S. Carroll (-241pts)
  20. Thad Moffitt (-243pts)

2021 ARCA Menards Series Point Standings After 18 / 20 Races:

  1. Ty Gibbs – 952pts
  2. Corey Heim (-26pts)
  3. Thad Moffitt (-286pts)
  4. Nick Sanchez (-287pts)
  5. Brad Smith (-413pts)
  6. D.L. Wilson (-514pts)
  7. Drew Dollar (-548pts)
  8. Taylor Gray (-557pts)
  9. Kyle Sieg (-593pts)
  10. Jesse Love (-608pts)
  11. Owen Smith (-679pts)
  12. Tim Richmond (-699pts)
  13. Jack Wood (-699pts)
  14. Gracie Trotter (-712pts)
  15. Daniel Dye (-720pts)
  16. Toni Breidinger (-722pts)
  17. Alex Clubb (-732pts)
  18. Greg Van Alst (-740pts)
  19. Tony Cosentino (-743pts)
  20. Andy Jankowiak (-761pts)

2021 Sioux Chief Showdown Point Standings After 9 of 10 Races:

  1. Ty Gibbs
  2. Corey Heim (-17pts)
  3. Nick Sanchez (-48pts)
  4. Thad Moffitt (-69pts)
  5. Taylor Gray (-104pts)
  6. Brad Smith (-149pts)
  7. Jesse Love (-149pts)
  8. Daniel Dye (-155pts)
  9. Tony Cosentino (-197pts)
  10. Alex Clubb (-224pts)
  11. Owen Smith (-231pts)
  12. Gracie Trotter (-233pts)
  13. Drew Dollar (-251pts)
  14. D.L. Wilson (-256pts)
  15. Sammy Smith (-274pts)
  16. Rajah Caruth (-277pts)
  17. Kris Wright (-278pts)
  18. Kyle Sieg (-282pts)
  19. Max Gutierrez (-290pts)
  20. Tim Richmond (-292pts)

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