Ty Gibbs made a historic NASCAR Xfinity Series debut on Saturday night when the 18-year-old won his first series debut with Holding Reigning Champion Austin Cindric at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course

Gibbs took the lead on a restart in double overtime and held the field at the finish line with a comfortable 1,726 seconds, dropping to his knees to ponder after coming off his No. 1 climbed 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota – a car from his grandfather’s NASCAR Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs

With his victory at the Super Start Batteries 188 in Daytona, presented by O’Reilly, Gibbs is only the sixth driver to win in his first series start This corresponds to an achievement that was accomplished in 1982 by the NASCAR Hall of Famer Dale Earnhardt recently Kurt Busch 15 years ago

Gibbs is also the youngest driver to win a NASCAR Xfinity Series street course event At 18 years, four months and 16 days, he broke Cindric’s (20 years) record

In every way, it was an emotional win after an intense, exciting race in 14 Corner, 361-mile road course. Cindric led most of the laps – 29 of the 56 – but failed to catch Gibbs in the end

“I just can’t thank everyone at the moment, it’s really like a dream come true for me, it’s just great,” said the younger Gibbs, who did his first laps in the car and made his first pit stop on Saturday evening in his career made

“I really didn’t think I’d have it there,” he said of the intense race at the end “I fought and we won”

Gibbs teammates Daniel Hemric and Brandon Jones finished third and fourth, followed by Jeb Burton and another member of the JGR family, Harrison Burton Miguel Paludo, Brandon Brown, Justin Haley and Jeremy Clements rounded out the top 10

A win for Cindric would have been his second in as many races in 2021, and he spun forward in inspiration to battle for victory He and A.J Allmendinger – another racing star on the road – collided while finishing first and second on the stage 1 checkered flag. Allmendinger’s car was badly damaged and he drove laps for the remainder of the race

Cindric’s # 22 Team Penske Ford was also damaged, but the team made repairs and Cindric got to work after several pit stops on the 33rd He returned to the race from 3rd place but was still on the lead. His road racing skills and the team’s strategy ultimately enabled him to fight for victory

“Of course I don’t want to run onto a stage so aggressively, I would like to see a replay and hopefully we can avoid something like that because obviously AJ and I would fight for a win later, “said Cindric

“I hated doing so much damage to our PPG Ford Mustang so early on, it just seemed like it was about to block there I don’t know if he knew I was there or not shit it’s over and we saved a good finish Congratulations to Ty “

Joe Gibbs stepped out of the pits and behind it to watch the final moments of the race. Ty’s win was clearly an emotional achievement for the whole family

During a late pit stop, the teenager asked his team for peanut butter crackers. An hour later, he picked up the biggest trophy of his young career

“I don’t even know how to feel,” he said, “This is really hard for me to explain. After my uncle [JGR President JD Gibbs] passed away, it was hard for me. It’s just a true dream come true I’m just grazing I’m excited Sure mixed feelings That’s just great ”

“The family is everything to me, they do so much for me,” he said, “I just can’t thank them enough, that’s just amazing; this is a dream come true, it’s all the man upstairs who does it sorry i’m a wreck i didn’t think this would even happen this is great i can’t thank everyone enough and last week i had a terrible interview i want to apologize for all of them i just can’t help thank everyone enough that is just amazing “

Ty Gibbs

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