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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 Shore Lunch 150 for the ARCA Menards Series at Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa, on July 24, 2021. (Matthew Putney/ARCA Racing)

Qualifying: Ty Gibbs speeds to General Tire Pole Award at Iowa

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