LOUDON, N.H. – After knocking on the door of victory lane four times this season, Ty Gibbs, driver of the No. 54 Toyota, finally broke through and drove his way to the win after his first visit to New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Saturday after taking the checkered flag for the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Apple Barrel 125 during the second annual Full Throttle Fall Weekend.
"It was just like going on a Sunday drive the car was so good," said Gibbs, who started the race from the third position. "We led a lot of laps, and we got a little tight halfway through the race, but the guys fixed it up, and we went back out there and won."
Gibbs led a majority of the race with Chase Cabre, who won at Loudon in July, Sam Mayer and Tanner Gray close behind. Gibbs lost his cushion after a late-race caution, but pulled away after bumping Gray, securing the first place position for the remainder of the race. Gray, Josh Berry, Spencer Davis and Mayer rounded out the top five at the conclusion after a four-car battle for second place.
Racing is in his blood, so it’s no surprise the grandson of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series team owner Joe Gibbs landed in victory lane during his rookie season after only 11 starts.
With his 17th birthday only two weeks away, today’s victory lane celebration served as an early birthday present for the Charlotte, N.C. native.