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Ty Gibbs, driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, celebrates winning the General Tire Pole Award ahead of the General Tire 150 for the ARCA Menards Series at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina, on May 29, 2021. (Hadley Green/ARCA Racing)

QUALIFYING: Ty Gibbs Continues Hot Streak, Wins General Tire Pole At Charlotte

CONCORD, N.C. — Ty Gibbs arrived at his No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota just a couple minutes before the start of Saturday’s 45-minute practice/qualifying session ahead of the evening’s General Tire 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. He was a little late because he needed time to celebrate his win in the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at the 1.5-mile quad oval.

And Gibbs in his ARCA Menards Series car picked up right where he left off in his Xfinity car — in P1.

Gibbs won the General Tire Pole Award for Saturday night’s race, the second leg of a doubleheader at Charlotte with the Xfinity Series, with a lap time of 29.952 seconds (180.288 mph). It marked his fifth consecutive pole in the ARCA Menards Series.

Gibbs, who leads the series with three wins in 2021, spent the majority of the session atop the speed chart. Parker Chase briefly held the top spot late in the session before Gibbs took it back in the closing minutes.

Chase qualified second (30.517 seconds / 176.951 mph) ahead of Thad Moffitt (30.857 seconds / 175.001 mph) in third, Jack Wood (30.938 seconds / 174.543 mph) in fourth and Nick Sanchez (31.018 seconds / 174.092 mph) in fifth.

Greg Van Alst, Drew Dollar, Andy Jankowiak, Corey Heim and Tim Richmond rounded out the top 10 in qualifying.

Saturday night’s General Tire 150 at Charlotte, the sixth race of the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season, is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET. The race will broadcast live on FS1 with live streaming available on Fox Sports Go.

A radio broadcast of Saturday night’s race at Charlotte will be available on MRN and SiriusXM (XM channel 391, online channel 981).

General Tire 150 at Charlotte Motor Speedway qualifying results / starting lineup

Pos. Car No. Driver Sponsor / OEM Best Time Best Speed In Lap Laps Diff.
1 18 Ty Gibbs* Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota 29.952 180.288 17 17  –
2 25 Parker Chase NXTLVL Marine Toyota 30.517 176.951 21 21 0.565
3 46 Thad Moffitt Clean Harbors Ford 30.857 175.001 18 19 0.905
4 21 Jack Wood GMS Racing Chevrolet 30.938 174.543 20 20 0.986
5 2 Nick Sanchez* MAx Siegal Inc.Chevrolet 31.018 174.092 18 18 1.066
6 35 Greg Van Alst CB Fabricating Chevrolet 31.037 173.986 15 16 1.085
7 15 Drew Dollar Sunbelt Rentals Toyota 31.043 173.952 18 18 1.091
8 73 Andy Jankowiak* Jankowiak Racing Ford 31.529 171.271 16 16 1.577
9 20 Corey Heim* JBL Toyota 31.573 171.032 9 18 1.621
10 27 Tim Richmond Immigration Law Toyota 31.913 169.21 20 20 1.961
11 63 Dave Mader III Diamond C Ranch American Apperal Chevrolet 32.089 168.282 9 11 2.137
12 94 Chris Hacker Adams Flooring Toyota 32.11 168.172 17 19 2.158
13 30 Max Gutiérrez* Toughbuilt Ford 32.147 167.978 13 14 2.195
14 97 Jason Kitzmiller A.L.L Construction Chevrolet 32.495 166.179 23 27 2.543
15 69 Scott Melton Melton McFadden Insurance Agency Ford 32.604 165.624 10 14 2.652
16 28 Kyle Sieg* RSS Racing Chevrolet 32.789 164.689 15 17 2.837
17 2 Toni Breidinger* Hairclub Chevrolet 33.994 158.852 21 26 4.042
18 1 Owen Smith* Academy Mortage/David Richardson Ford 34.326 157.315 8 8 4.374
19 11 Tony Cosentino * Fast Track Racing Toyota 34.397 156.99 4 4 4.445
20 12 D.L. Wilson* Wilson Traditional Metals Toyota 34.603 156.056 7 17 4.651
21 10 Jason Miles Fast Track High Performance Chevrolet 34.797 155.186 6 6 4.845
22 87 Charles Buchanan* Spring Drug Ford 36.114 149.526 14 14 6.162
23 48 Brad Smith Henshaw Automation Chevrolet 36.261 148.92 11 12 6.309