Ty Gibbs Paces Open Test at Charlotte Motor Speedway

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By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Ty Gibbs continued his strong month of May in Monday’s open test at Charlotte Motor Speedway. 

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Gibbs, who will make his Charlotte Motor Speedway debut later this month, turned a 30.186-second (178.891-mph) lap to put his No. 18 Toyota Camry at the top of the speed charts. 

REV Racing driver Nick Sanchez finished the session in second, 0.089-seconds off of Gibbs’ fastest time. 

Drew Dollar, David Gilliland, and Corey Heim rounded out the top-five in the session.

Results from Charlotte Motor Speedway Open Test

A total of 19 drivers turned laps during the test session at Charlotte. The margin between first and ninth was under one second (0.978-seconds).

Fast Track Racing had the most representation with four cars. Kevin Fontana, Kyle Lockrow, D.L. Wilson, and Jason Miles all participated with Andy Hillenburg’s organization.

The General Tire 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway is slated to be run on May 29th following the next race at Toledo Speedway on May 22nd. The day before the famed Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte will feature the NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR Cup Series qualifying alongside the ARCA Menards Series. Tickets start at $35 and can be purchased by clicking here or by calling 1-800-455-FANS (3267).

Photo: Nigel Kinrade Photography

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Christian Koelle
Christian Koelle makes his debut with Kickin' the Tires in 2021 contributing ARCA Menards Series content. Koelle has been involved in the NASCAR Media scene since 2015 working for multiple outlets. Along with Kickin' in 2021, he joins Overbey Photography shooting photos in all three NASCAR series for clients. His favorite tracks include Nashville Superspeedway, Barber Motorsports Park, Iowa Speedway, Martinsville Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, and Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.
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