China Daily (Hong Kong)

Ty’s tremendous debut wows grandfathe­r Gibbs

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Joe Gibbs celebrated his first NASCAR victory as a grandfathe­r, watching from the pits as 18-year-old Ty Gibbs won his Xfinity Series debut Saturday on the road course at Daytona Internatio­nal Speedway in Florida.

It was the very first NASCAR national series race for Ty Gibbs, who jumped two steps from ARCA to Xfinity for his debut. He plowed through the field on the last two restarts to beat Xfinity Series champion Austin Cindric in double overtime.

Gibbs became the youngest driver to win an Xfinity road-course race at 18 years, 4 months, 16 days.

“This is such an experience for our family,” said Joe Gibbs, a member of the NASCAR and Pro Football Hall of Fames. “I’ve been blessed to enjoy so much, but this, he had not made a lap in the car. We didn’t dream about him being up front like that.”

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