NASCARARCA SeriesTy Gibbs Earns Pole Position for Reese’s 150 at Kansas Speedway

Ty Gibbs Earns Pole Position for Reese’s 150 at Kansas Speedway

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer

All that Ty Gibbs has to do to earn his first championship in NASCAR is take the green flag tonight at Kansas. After qualifying on Saturday (October 23), Gibbs will lead the field to that green flag as he earned his 17th career General Tire Pole Award. 

Gibbs turned a 30.575-second (176.615-mph) lap around the Kansas Speedway to put his No. 18 Monster Energy Toyota Camry at the top of the speed charts. Championship hopeful and more than likely runner-up, Corey Heim, qualified alongside Gibbs on the front row just 0.099-seconds off of the pole. 

Nick Sanchez qualified in the third position while Drew Dollar and JP Bergeron rounded out the top-five starting lineup.

The gap between first and 12th (Dean Thompson) was just under a second with Thompsons’ lap just 0.861-seconds off the pole.

23 drivers will take the green flag tonight in the ARCA Menards Series season finale at Kansas Speedway. The race will be shown live starting at 7 p.m. ET on MAVTV and is also available via the NBC Sports Gold: TrackPass package. Gibbs earned the victory earlier this year at Kansas while Heim is the defending race winner of the Reese’s 150. 

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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