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Ty Gibbs, driver of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota, leads during the Henry Ford Health System 200 for the ARCA Menards Series at Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 20, 2021, in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Allison Farrand/ARCA Racing)

The 2021 ARCA Menards Series season by the numbers

The 2021 ARCA Menards Series season is in the books with Ty Gibbs’ name written all over it.

The 19-year-old champion completed one of the most dominant campaigns the series has seen. Naturally, many of the key figures that tell the tale of 2021 also demonstrate the excellence of the No. 18 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and its driver.

The 2021 ARCA Menards Series season was not all about Gibbs, though. Several drivers broke through with victories. Others scored new career-highs in the final standings. Many found varying degrees of success through 20 races at 19 different tracks.

Below are some of those defining figures for the ARCA Menards Series’ 69th season.

RELATED: Final ARCA Menards Series points standings

2021 ARCA Menards Series season by the numbers

Ty Gibbs
Ty Gibbs and his team celebrate winning the ARCA Menards Series championship after the Reese’s 150 at Kansas Speedway on Oct. 23, 2021. (Cassie Florido/ARCA Racing)

3.0: The average finish for Ty Gibbs through 20 ARCA Menards Series races in 2021, the best mark in the series. Corey Heim was second in average finish at 3.1.

3: The number of ARCA Menards Series races this season in which Ty Gibbs led every lap. The series champion went flag-t0-flag at Kansas Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway and the Milwaukee Mile. He led all but one lap in two more races, at Iowa Speedway and at Michigan International Speedway. He also led all but three laps in his Bristol Motor Speedway victory. He led all but two in the finale at Kansas.

3: The number of Venturini Motorsports drivers who finished in the top 10 in final ARCA Menards Series points for 2021. Corey Heim (second), Drew Dollar (seventh) and Jesse Love (10th) were the drivers. Two more VMS drivers, Gracie Trotter and Toni Breindinger, finished 11th and 13th, respectively, in the final standings.

4: The number of drivers who scored their first ARCA Menards Series wins in 2021. Daniel Dye won at Berlin Raceway, Nick Sanchez won at Kansas Speedway, Jesse Love won at Salem Speedway and Landen Lewis won at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.

Daniel Dye
Daniel Dye, driver of the No. 21 GMS Racing Chevrolet, celebrates winning the Zinsser SmartCoat 200 for the ARCA Menards Series at Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan, on July 17, 2021. (Nic Antaya/ARCA Racing)

5: The ranking of veteran driver Brad Smith in the final ARCA Menards Series standings for 2021, a career high through 28 seasons of racing on the platform.

5: The number of drivers who won General Tire Pole Awards in 2021. Ty Gibbs took 11, Corey Heim won three and Drew Dollar, Daniel Dye and Landen Lewis took one apiece.

6: The number of titles and awards Ty Gibbs won in the ARCA Menards Series in 2021. He won the overall ARCA Menards Series championship as well as the Sioux Chief Showdown and the CGS Imaging Four Crown. He also won the Bounty Rookie Challenge (rookie of the year), the season-long Valvoline Lap Leader award and the season-long General Tire Pole award. This does not count the awards he took in both the ARCA Menards Series East and the ARCA Menards Series West, nor does it include crew chief Mark McFarland’s Cometic Crew Chief of the Year award.

6: The number of different drivers who won ARCA Menards Series races in 2021. Ty Gibbs won 10 races (Phoenix Raceway, Kansas Speedway, Toledo Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Iowa Speedway, Winchester Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, the Milwaukee Mile and Bristol Motor Speedway). Corey Heim won six races (Daytona International Speedway, Talladega Superspeedway, Pocono Raceway, Elko Speedway, Watkins Glen International and the Springfield Mile at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Daniel Dye won at Berlin Raceway, Nick Sanchez won at Kansas Speedway, Jesse Love won at Salem Speedway and Landen Lewis won at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds.

6: The ranking of 56-year-old D.L. Wilson in the final ARCA Menards Series standings for 2021. Wilson, with just four ARCA Menards Series starts on his resume prior to 2021, was categorized as a rookie for his 14 races this season driving for Andy Hillenburg.

6: The number of drivers who scored double-digit top 10s in the ARCA Menards Series in 2021. Ty Gibbs (19), Corey Heim (20), Nick Sanchez (13), Thad Moffitt (12), Taylor Gray (10) and Jesse Love (10) were the drivers.

Taylor Gray
Taylor Gray, driver of the No. 17 Ripper Coffee Ford, in action during the Sprecher 150 for the ARCA Menards Series at the Milwaukee Mile in West Allis, Wisconsin, on Aug. 29, 2021. (Patrick McDermott/ARCA Racing)

7: The number of Bounty Rookie Challenge contenders who finished in the top 10 in overall ARCA Menards Series points in 2021. They include Ty Gibbs (first), Corey Heim (second), Nick Sanchez (third), D.L. Wilson (sixth), Taylor Gray (eighth), Kyle Sieg (ninth) and Jesse Love (10th).

10: The number of ARCA Menards Series wins for Ty Gibbs in 2021. The total put him in a tie with all-time ARCA wins/championships leader Frank Kimmel for the third most in a single season during the modern era. Tim Steele set the modern-era record for wins in a season in 1997 when he scored 12 checkered flags. Gibbs’ 10 wins included victories at Phoenix Raceway, Kansas Speedway, Toledo Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Iowa Speedway, Winchester Speedway, Michigan International Speedway, the Milwaukee Mile and Bristol Motor Speedway.

10: The number of top-10 finishes Jesse Love scored in 10 ARCA Menards Series starts in 2021, with nine coming for Venturini Motorsports and one for his West Series team, Bill McAnally Racing, in the AMS/West Series combo event at Phoenix Raceway. His last start for VMS in 2021, at Salem Speedway in October, resulted in his first ARCA Menards Series win.

Jesse Love, driver of the #15 Mobil 1 Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 presented by Scott County Tourism for the ARCA Menards Series at Salem Speedway in Salem, Indiana on October 2, 2021. (Jon Cherry/ARCA Racing)
Jesse Love, driver of the No. 15 Mobil 1 Toyota, celebrates winning the Sioux Chief PowerPEX 200 presented by Scott County Tourism for the ARCA Menards Series at Salem Speedway in Salem, Indiana, on Oct. 2, 2021. (Jon Cherry/ARCA Racing)

10: The number of top-10 finishes Taylor Gray recorded in 11 ARCA Menards Series starts in 2021. His only finish outside the top 10 was his 11th-place run at Salem Speedway.

11: The number of General Tire Pole Awards Ty Gibbs won in the ARCA Menards Series in 2021. Including races he started up front based on points, he led the field to the green flag in 15 of 20 races.

18: The number of race wins for Toyota in the ARCA Menards Series in 2021 on its way to the manufacturer’s championship. Ty Gibbs won 10 races, Corey Heim won six, and Jesse Love and Landen Lewis scored one victory apiece for Toyota. (Nick Sanchez and Daniel Dye scored their lone wins in Chevrolets.)

Landen Lewis, driver of the #2 19th Green Toyota, celebrates in victory lane after winning the Southern Illinois 100 presented by Lucas Oil for the ARCA Menards Series at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in DuQuoin, Illinois on September 5, 2021. (Jeff Curry/ARCA Racing)
Landen Lewis, driver of the No. 2 19th Green Toyota, celebrates winning the Southern Illinois 100 presented by Lucas Oil for the ARCA Menards Series at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds in DuQuoin, Illinois, on Sept. 5, 2021. (Jeff Curry/ARCA Racing)

19: The amount of top-five finishes Ty Gibbs scored in 20 ARCA Menards Series races in 2021. His only finish outside the top-five was his 27th-place run at Talladega Superspeedway following a crash.

19: The number of drivers who led at least one lap in the ARCA Menards Series in 2021. Ty Gibbs (1,689), Corey Heim (406), Daniel Dye (198), Drew Dollar (52), Jesse Love (48), Bret Holmes (28), Taylor Gray (27), Chandler Smith (22), Tanner Gray (12), Chase Briscoe (nine), Thad Moffitt (eight), Gracie Trotter (eight), Derrick Lancaster (six), Jack Wood (five), Brandon Jones (four), Jason Kitzmiller (three), Nick Sanchez (two), Derek Griffith (one) and Michael Harper (one) all led ARCA Menards Series laps.

20: The amount of top-10 finishes Corey Heim scored in 2021 in the ARCA Menards Series, meaning he never finished outside the top 10 all season.

Corey Heim
Corey Heim celebrates winning the Lucas Oil 200 Driven by General Tire at Daytona International Speedway on Feb. 13, 2021. (Adam Glanzman/ARCA Racing)

29: The number of drivers who scored at least one top-five finish in the ARCA Menards Series in 2021.

37: The final points gap between ARCA Menards Series champion Ty Gibbs and second-place Corey Heim. The two battled atop the points standings all season before Heim slipped over the final five events.

50: The percentage of ARCA Menards Series races in 2021 that ended with Ty Gibbs in Victory Lane. The series champion won 10 of the 20 events on the schedule.

Ty Gibbs
Ty Gibbs celebrates winning the Henry Ford Health System 200 at Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 20, 2021. (Allison Farrand/ARCA Racing)

67: The number of drivers who scored at least one top-10 finish in the ARCA Menards Series in 2021.

119: The number of drivers who competed in at least one ARCA Menards Series race in 2021.

295: The number of points Billy Venturini, the owner of Corey Heim’s No. 20 Toyota, collected to win the General Tire Superspeedway Challenge in the ARCA Menards Series in 2021. He finished 23 points ahead of his father Bill, the owner of the No. 15 Toyota.

715: The number of points Max Siegel, the owner of Nick Sanchez’s No. 2 Chevrolet, collected to win the R.E. Lightning Challenge award in the ARCA Menards Series in 2021.

Nick Sanchez
Nick Sanchez, driver of the No. 2 Max Siegel Inc. Chevrolet, stands by his car before the Henry Ford Health System 200 for the ARCA Menards Series at Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 20, 2021, in Brooklyn, Michigan. (Allison Farrand/ARCA Racing)

1,283: The gap in ARCA Menards Series laps led between Ty Gibbs, who led the series with 1,689, and second-place Corey Heim with his 406 laps led.

1,689: The number of laps Ty Gibbs led in the ARCA Menards Series, a new record. Tim Steele previously held the record with 1,514 laps led in 1996, and he did that in 25 races to Gibbs’ 20.

2,622: The number of laps Corey Heim completed in 2021, the most in the ARCA Menards Series, giving him the S&S Volvo Laps Completed award for the season. Heim completed every lap in all but two races, at the DuQuoin State Fairgrounds (overheating) and at Salem Speedway (finished one lap down).