NEWTON, Iowa — Halfway through Saturday’s single-car qualifying session at Iowa Speedway, Daniel Dye might have thought he was going to earn his second General Tire Pole Award in two weeks as his No. 21 sat atop the scoring tower.
Ty Gibbs had other ideas.
One of the last few to qualify, the 18-year-old driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota earned his sixth General Tire Pole Award of the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season with a lap time of 24.294 seconds ahead of the evening’s Shore Lunch 150.
Including races Gibbs started up front based on points, the Iowa race marks his eighth ARCA Menards Series pole of the season.
Dye’s lap time of 24.513 seconds earned him the right to join Gibbs on the front row to start Saturday night’s race. The 17-year-old is coming off his first ARCA Menards Series win in just his second start last week at Berlin Raceway.
Joey Iest, Sammy Smith and Thad Moffitt rounded out the top five in qualifying.
A combination event, Saturday night’s Shore Lunch 150 is the 11th race of the 2021 ARCA Menards Series season and the sixth race of the 2021 ARCA Menards Series East season. The event also marks Round 5 of the 2021 Sioux Chief Showdown.
The Shore Lunch 150 is scheduled to take the green flag shortly after 8 p.m. CT / 9 p.m. ET. The race will broadcast live on MAVTV Motorsports Network with a live stream available on NBC Sports Gold’s TrackPass.
Qualifying Results / Starting Lineup: Shore Lunch 150 at Iowa Speedway
|Pos.||Car No.||Driver||Sponsor & OEM||Best Time||Best Speed||In Lap||Laps||Diff.|
|1||18||Ty Gibbs *||Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota||24.294||129.662||1||1||–|
|2||21||Daniel Dye *||GMS Racing Chevrolet||24.513||128.503||1||2||0.219|
|3||54||Joey Iest *||ASN/Basila Ranch Ford||24.775||127.144||1||1||0.481|
|4||81||Sammy Smith *||EngineIce Toyota||24.804||126.996||1||1||0.51|
|5||46||Thad Moffitt||Clean Pacs Ford||24.82||126.914||1||1||0.526|
|6||17||Taylor Gray *||Ford Perfomance Ford||24.828||126.873||1||2||0.534|
|7||20||Corey Heim *||Craftsman Toyota||24.831||126.858||1||1||0.537|
|8||23||Bret Holmes||Southern States Bank Chevrolet||24.867||126.674||1||2||0.573|
|9||25||Jesse Love *||Mobil1 Toyota||24.871||126.654||1||1||0.577|
|10||2||Nick Sanchez *||Max Siegel Inc/Special Smiles Chevrolet||24.911||126.45||1||2||0.617|
|11||74||Mason Diaz *||Solid Rock Carriers/Bomber Eyewear Toyota||24.927||126.369||1||1||0.633|
|12||6||Rajah Caruth *||UTI/NTI/Max Siegel Inc Chevrolet||25.171||125.144||1||1||0.877|
|13||15||Drew Dollar||Sunbelt Rentals Toyota||25.238||124.812||1||2||0.944|
|14||42||Conner Jones *||Jones Utilities Chevrolet||25.3||124.506||2||2||1.006|
|15||30||Max Gutierrez *||ToughBuilt Ford||25.473||123.66||2||2||1.179|
|16||27||Tim Richmond||Latino Immigration and Legal Center Chevrolet||25.531||123.379||2||2||1.237|
|17||50||Morgan Alexander *||Alexander Produce Chevrolet||25.597||123.061||2||2||1.303|
|18||12||Tony Cosentino *||Cancun Mexico Bar & Grill of Cedar Rapids Toyota||26.458||119.057||2||2||2.164|
|19||7||Eric Caudell||Doug Design/Chickering Concrete Toyota||26.573||118.541||1||2||2.279|
|20||1||Stephanie Moyer *||EvergreenRacewayPark.com/Council Cup Campground Toyota||26.863||117.262||1||2||2.569|
|21||10||D.L. Wilson *||Wilson Traditional Metals Chevrolet||27.148||116.031||1||2||2.854|
|22||11||Bryce Haugeberg *||Magnum Contracting Chevrolet||27.369||115.094||2||2||3.075|
|23||48||Brad Smith||Smith Brothers Racing Chevrolet||27.39||115.005||2||2||3.096|