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

ARCA Series

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

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Christian Koelle
Christian Koelle returns to Kickin' the Tires in 2022 for his second season. Koelle mainly covers the ARCA Menards Series, East, and West for Kickin' but also provides photography. He also serves as the Executive Vice President with Overbey Photography handling scheduling and assignments. Christian's favorite tracks are Nashville Superspeedway, Barber Motorsports Park, Iowa Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway, Salem Speedway, and Phoenix Raceway to name a few.
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