Ty Gibbs dominates the rest of the ARCA Menards Series field in the #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono Raceway on Friday night.
The rest of the ARCA Menards Series field needs to fight harder to keep Ty Gibbs from the top spot. Once Gibbs took the lead, it was game over for anyone else looking for a win at Pocono Raceway.
Gibbs was the class of the field in the General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 on his way to this third series victory. Gibbs was able to outrace runner up Chandler Smith and third-place Sam Mayer. Both Mayer and Smith coincidentally were celebrating their 17th and 18th birthdays on Friday.
Two weeks ago, Gibbs held off Mayer at Toledo Speedway in the ARCA Menards Series East race to win. His victory at the 2.5-mile tricky triangle of Pocono is 2.314 seconds over second-place Chandler Smith. This is Gibbs’ sixth win in the ARCA Menards, East, and West Series in just 21 starts.
As the 28th consecutive different ARCA Menards winner at Pocono, Gibbs added to the streak dating back to 2006. Current NASCAR Cup Series drivers with an ARCA win at Pocono include Ricky Stenhouse Jr, Joey Logano, Ty Dillon, Chase Elliott, and Cole Custer.
Fastest in practice, Chandler Smith was able to pass Mayer late in the race to finish second but wasn’t able to catch the leader. Finishing fourth is Bret Holmes with series point leader Michael Self, finishing fifth.
Next to the checkered flag were Hailie Deegan, Derek Griffith, Talladega winner Drew Dollar, Ryan Huff, and Scott Melton to round out the top-ten.
In four races this season, Self increased his points lead over Dollar to 15 markers and 16 ahead of Deegan. With his second straight top-five finish, Holmes is just 24 points behind the leader.
The ARCA Menards Series is racing the Calypso Lemonade 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis on Friday, July 3rd.
The ARCA West drivers are racing the ENEOS/Sunrise Ford Twins presented by West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame on Saturday, June 27th at Utah Motorsports Campus. Live streaming is available for NBC Sports Gold TrackPass members starting at 6 pm ET.