Gibbs Wins Race, Love the Tiebreaker Over Drew for the Crown!

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net    What an incredible end of the race! A scenario worthy of a Hollywood movie!  A race largely dominated by Ty Gibbs. The 2021 ARCA Menards Series champion made a perfect copy. But all the attention quickly shifted around 20 seconds behind the Joe Gibbs Racing driver.  Indeed, for a few seconds the […]

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Ty Gibbs grabs the checkered flag after winning the 2021 Arizona Lottery 100 at Phoenix Raceway in the ARCA Menards Series West. Photo by Rachel Schuoler / Kickin' the Tires

Ty Gibbs Caps Perfect Day, Season at ARCA West Season Finale at Phoenix

AVONDALE, Ariz. – After leading all the laps in the Arizona Lottery 100, Ty Gibbs wraps up a highly successful 2021 national stock car season with another trophy in the ARCA Menards Series West at Phoenix Raceway. “I felt like lapped traffic was one of the biggest challenges,” Gibbs said. “I felt like we were […]

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ARCA Menards West 2021 Finale at Phoenix (Race 9 of 9): Race Preview

By Vincent Delforge, special to KickinTheTires.net      That’s it, we are there! This Saturday, November 6, at noon MT. (3 p.m. ET) will be held the Arizona Lottery 100, the 2021 season finale in the ARCA Menards West Series at the Phoenix Raceway at Avondale, Arizona.  This ninth and final race of the season will also be […]

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Team Penske driver, Austin Cindric, had a strong run at Kansas Speedway in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race. Photo by Jerry Jordan/Kickin' the Tires

Austin Cindric Drives Away From Kansas Speedway In Good Position for Martinsville Speedway

By Jerry Jordan, Editor KANSAS CITY, KS – As it stands right now, Austin Cindric is feeling pretty confident as he leaves Kansas Speedway with a second-place finish in the Kansas Lottery 300 because his points from the race put him in a strong position to move on to the season finale and battle for […]

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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.  Ready for the […]

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Repeating West Series History: Are the 1954 and 2021 Seasons a Similar Story?

By Vincent Delforge, Special to kickinthetires.net Are there any similarities between the very first season in West Series history in 1954 and what we experience today in 2021 as the ARCA Menards West Series?  In 1954, NASCAR created the Pacific Coast Late Model Division. The series was based on the Pacific Coast. It was actually […]

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Ty Gibbs Fastest at Salem, Tallies 10th General Tire Pole Award of 2021

By Christian Koelle, Staff Writer SALEM, IN. – Ty Gibbs will lead the field to green Saturday Night for the 10th time in 2021.  Gibbs turned a 17.176-second (116.325-mph) lap around Salem Speedway to earn the pole on Saturday.  Taylor Gray tied his career-best start of second, turning a 17.206-second (116.122-mph) lap. He was just .03-seconds […]

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Sammy Smith wins East Series championship while teammate Ty Gibbs takes checkered at Bristol

By ARCA Menards Series BRISTOL, Tenn. — Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Ty Gibbs and Sammy Smith could not have executed the plan more perfectly. With both the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and the No. 81 Engine Ice Toyota parked on the Bristol Motor Speedway frontstretch, facing each other with their bumpers touching, each driver […]

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Nemechek Validates Sam Hunt Racing’s Speed with Richmond Top-Five

By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer John Hunter Nemechek scored a top-five finish for Sam Hunt Racing (SHR) at Richmond Raceway, validating the organization’s speed in the process. The NASCAR Camping World Truck Series playoff driver joined SHR during an off weekend for the Truck Series. Nemechek ran inside the top-10 throughout much of the Go […]

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Ty Gibbs Leads Every lap at Milwaukee-Mile for Ninth Win of 2021 Season

By Tadd Haislop/ARCA Menards Series WEST ALLIS, Wis. — The last time the ARCA Menards Series was on track, a week ago on the Springfield dirt at the Illinois State Fairgrounds, Ty Gibbs failed to lead a lap for the first time all season. The 18-year-old driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota […]

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