NASCARARCA SeriesTy Gibbs Earns General Tire Pole Award at Pocono; Chandler Smith Qualifies...

Ty Gibbs Earns General Tire Pole Award at Pocono; Chandler Smith Qualifies Second

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer

Yet again, Ty Gibbs was fastest in General Tire Pole qualifying. Gibbs earned his 10th career pole Friday at Pocono Raceway. 

Gibbs turned a 52.393-second lap around the “Tricky Triangle” en-route to his first Pocono pole and fourth of 2021. 

Full-time NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Chandler Smith rolled out the second-fastest lap of the session, 0.447-seconds off of Gibbs pole-winning pace.

Points leader Corey Heim qualified third while Sam Mayer and Jack Wood rounded out the top-five speeds.

Starting Lineup for the 2021 General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200

Gibbs has been the fastest driver so far at Pocono Raceway leading both Thursday’s and today’s practice sessions in advance of Friday’s race. 

Nick Sanchez, Drew Dollar, Kyle Sieg, Andy Jankowiak, and Thad Moffit round out the top-10 starting spots.

Read More: ARCA Menards Series Preview: 2021 General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono Raceway

The General Tire #AnywhereIsPossible 200 at Pocono Raceway will be broadcasted live on FOX Sports 1 starting at 6 p.m ET and will also be broadcasted live on MRN and SiriusXM. A delayed version of the race will be available for streaming on NBC Sports Gold: TrackPass following the event.

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

Christian Koelle
Christian Koelle
Christian returns to Kickin' the Tires again in 2023 for his third straight season. He will mainly serve as a photographer for the organization while also being the main ARCA Menards Series writer. He currently plans to do at least 40 races across the three NASCAR National Series, ARCA Menards Series, IndyCar, and make his NHRA debut at Bristol in June. Christian's favorite race tracks include Nashville Superspeedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Barber Motorsports Park, Martinsville Speedway, and Iowa Speedway among other tracks. One of Christian's dreams is for NASCAR or ARCA to return to Memphis International Raceway.


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