PHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 06:   Ty Gibbs, driver of the #18 Monster Energy / Terrible Herbst-ORCA Toyota, during practice before the ARCA Menards General Tire 150 on March 6, 2020 at Phoenix Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona. (Adam Glanzman/ARCA Racing)
Ty Gibbs, driver of the #18 Monster Energy / Terrible Herbst-ORCA Toyota, was fastest during practice before the ARCA Menards General Tire 150 on March 6, 2020 at Phoenix Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona. (Adam Glanzman/ARCA Racing)

PRACTICE: Ty Gibbs Tops Charts At Phoenix


AVONDALE, Ariz. – Ty Gibbs was quickest throughout the two-hour ARCA Menards Series morning practice session Friday in preparation for this evening’s General Tire 150 at Phoenix Raceway.

Gibbs’s No. 18 Monster/Terrible Herbst/Orca Toyota turned a 27.037-second (133.151 mph) lap on the 1-mile oval. He ran a total of 49 laps, which was the ninth-most for a driver in the session.

Gibbs’ won the West finale at Phoenix last year.

Daytona winner Michael Self, who returned to Phoenix Raceway for the first time since 2013, put down a 27.151 (132.592) lap, which was good enough for second quickest. Self’s Venturini teammate Chandler Smith (27.462/131.090) was third quickest, followed by Sam Mayer and Drew Dollar.

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Jesse Love, Nick Sanchez, Thad Moffitt, Hailie Deegan and Zane Smith rounded out the top 10.

The race also serves as the first round of the 10-race Sioux Chief Showdown.

Qualifying for the General Tire 150 is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. MST. The green flag for the 150-lap race is scheduled for 5 p.m. MST on FS1 and MRN.