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NASCAR Production Day

NASCAR Athlete

Ty Gibbs

United States United States


Gibbs, whose family has a legacy of success in professional sports, began racing BMX bicycles at age six. By age nine he had attained the North Carolina State Championship, Regional Championship, Red Line Championship, District Championship and national number seven in ABA (American Bicycle Association) BMX competition. He went on to earn national number three in USA Cycling mountain bicycle racing and competed in several major bicycle road racing events, including finishing first in his division at the 2013 USA Cycling National Criterium held in High Point, North Carolina. No stranger to the fastest stock car drivers on the planet, Gibbs decided to try his hand at go-karts at age eleven and fell in love with four-wheel racing.

He began winning at his local kart track, GoPro Motorplex, and then expanded to national level racing with wins in the WKA (World Karting Association), and SKUSA (Super Karts U.S.A.) series.

During 2015, Ty started racing dirt karts in addition to (road) karts to further his skills. He won in the Box Stock division and carried his winning ways into the intermediate class at the region’s well-known dirt kart track, Millbridge Speedway in Salisbury, North Carolina.

In 2017 Ty made the transition to Late Model Stock Cars, winning races and earning Rookie of the Year honors at Hickory Motor Speedway and then in 2018 winning the Rusty Harpe Memorial at Caraway Speedway along with a pair of pole position qualifying runs. For 2019, he won the Ice Breaker Late Model Stock Car Race in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and he concluded the year with a win in the ARCA West Race at Phoenix International Raceway.

Gibbs emerged onto the national racing scene in 2020 with an impressive season in the ARCA Menards Series that saw him win six times despite running only a partial schedule. The wins, along with 12 top-five and 14 top-ten finishes in just 16 starts helped lead Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) to its first ARCA Menards Series Owner’s Championship.

He won 12 ARCA races in 2021 at Phoenix International Raceway, Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Toledo (Ohio) Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Mid-Ohio, Iowa Speedway, Winchester (Ind.) Speedway, Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, The Milwaukee Mile and Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway. He also won and ARCA East race at Dover (Del.) International Speedway and an ARCA West race at Phoenix.

Gibbs is the sixth driver to win in his Xfinity Series debut, joining Dale Earnhardt, Joe Ruttman, Ricky Rudd, Terry Labonte and Kurt Busch. He also scored wins in May at Charlotte Motor Speedway, in August at Watkins Glen International and in October at Kansas Speedway in Kansas City. All of those drivers had previous NASCAR Cup Series start before running in the Xfinity Series.

He won four NASCAR Xfinity races in 2021, plus the Xfinity Rookie of the Year along with 12 ARCA Series wins and the ARCA Menard Series championship.

He is the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series champion on the strength of seven wins and 23 top-10 finishes. In just 51 career Xfinity starts, he’s won 11 races (21 percent), scored 33 top-10 finishes (64 percent) and led 1,234 laps.