Ty Gibbs, driver of the No. 18 Monster / Terrible Herbst / ORCA Toyota, pictured before the Toyota 200 Presented by Crosley Brands for the ARCA Menards Series at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana, on Sept. 19, 2020. (AJ Mast/ARCA Racing)
Ty Gibbs, driver of the No. 18 Monster / Terrible Herbst / ORCA Toyota, pictured before the Toyota 200 Presented by Crosley Brands for the ARCA Menards Series at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Indiana, on Sept. 19, 2020. (AJ Mast/ARCA Racing)

10 Questions With Ty Gibbs


When Joe Gibbs Racing recently announced its plans for Ty Gibbs in 2020, the team owned by the 18-year-old’s grandfather noted that Ty would "compete for the ARCA Menards Series championship in 2021."

Which is a reasonable expectation considering Gibbs, in just his second year competing in the series last season, led 969 laps.

Gibbs did this despite running in just 16 of the 20 races on last year’s ARCA Menards Series schedule. For context, the driver who led the most laps while running a full season was series champion Bret Holmes, who held down P1 for 393 laps.

Now with some NASCAR Xfinity Series action added to his plate, Gibbs will run the complete ARCA Menards Series schedule in 2021. His father Coy (Joe’s son) is back as Ty’s car owner, with Mark McFarland returning as crew chief.

Coy Gibbs earned the ARCA Menards Series owner’s championship last season, and McFarland took home the Cometic Crew Chief of the Year award. The team expects the awards to keep coming in 2021.

Ahead of that run, Ty Gibbs sat down with us for the latest episode of our "10 Questions" series.

Below are his answers.