Ty Gibbs, driver of the #18 Monster / Terrible Herbst / ORCA Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the the General Tire #AnywhereisPossible 200 for the ARCA Menards Series at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania on Friday, June 26, 2020. (Adam Glanzman/ARCA Racing)
Ty Gibbs, driver of the #18 Monster/Terrible Herbst/ORCA Toyota, celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the the General Tire #AnywhereisPossible 200 for the ARCA Menards Series at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania on Friday, June 26, 2020. (Adam Glanzman/ARCA Racing)

It’s Ty Gibbs’ Party at Pocono


POCONO, Pa. — Once Ty Gibbs got out front, it was game over.

The 17-year-old North Carolina driver dominated the General Tire #ANYWHEREISPOSSIBLE 200 at Pocono Raceway Friday en route to his third career ARCA Menards Series win.

To get the victory, Gibbs out-ran runner up Chandler Smith and third-place Sam Mayer, who were celebrating their 18th and 17th birthdays, respectively, on race day.

Two weeks after he held off Mayer at Ohio’s Toledo Speedway in the ARCA Menards Series East, Gibbs was even better in his No. 18 Monster/Terrible Herbst/ORCA Toyota; his margin of victory on the 2.5-mile tri-oval was 2.314 seconds. It was Gibbs’ sixth win in the ARCA Menards, East and West series in just 21 starts.

Gibbs is also the 28th consecutive different ARCA Menards winner at Pocono, a streak that dates back to 2006 and includes current NASCAR Cup Series drivers Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Joey Logano, Ty Dillon, Chase Elliott and Cole Custer.

Chandler Smith, who was fastest in practice earlier in the day, passed Mayer late to take the second spot but could not run down Gibbs.

Bret Holmes finished fourth and championship points leader Michael Self was fifth.

Drew Dollar, Hailie Deegan, Derek Griffith, Ryan Huff and Scott Melton rounded out the top 10.

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Self was able to improve his points lead to 13 on Dollar and 17 on Deegan after four races. Holmes, who picked up his second straight top five in ARCA Menards Series is 24 back of Self.

The General Tire #ANYWHEREISPOSSIBLE 200 aired live on FS1.

The ARCA Menards Series will be back on track for the Calypso Lemonade 200 at Lucas Oil Raceway in Indianapolis on Friday, July 3, 2020.

Ty Gibbs, driver of the #18 Monster / Terrible Herbst / ORCA Toyota, during the the General Tire #AnywhereisPossible 200 for the ARCA Menards Series at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania on Friday, June 26, 2020. (Adam Glanzman/ARCA Racing)
Ty Gibbs, driver of the #18 Monster/Terrible Herbst/ORCA Toyota, rolled to the win in the the General Tire #AnywhereisPossible 200 for the ARCA Menards Series at Pocono Raceway in Long Pond, Pennsylvania on Friday, June 26, 2020. (Adam Glanzman/ARCA Racing)