No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota Superra News and Notes
- Three winners – to be 250 on Saturday at Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL Thai Gibbs 16Th The professional NASCAR Xfinity Series kicks off, but he has already collected three wins. He won his first consecutive victory in February at the Flat International Highway in February, the Charlotte Motor Speedway in May and the Watkins Glen International Road course in August. He scored one goal (Lake Elkart) and eight top-five finishes and led 207 rounds in 15 starts.
- What Debit means – In the first game of the Gibbs’ Xfinity Series on the Debt and Road course, he led 14 of the 56 rounds on his way to his Xfinity Series victory. In 18 years, 4 months, 16 days, Gibbs became the youngest driver to win the Xfinity Road Course. Charlotte, NC, a native of 18 years and 21 days old, became the second youngest winner in Xfinity Series history after Joy Logano of Sparta at Kentucky Speedway in June 2008.
- In a good company – Gibbs is the sixth driver to win a Xfinity Series debut, joining Dale Ernart, Joe Rutman, Ricky Rodney, Terry Labonton and Kurt Bush. These five drivers had already driven in the NASCAR Cup Series before competing in the Xfinity Series.
- Current status of the Gibbs 2021 program – In 2021, Gibbs will compete for the RCA Championship and 18 Xfinity competitions, as well as the Xfinity Sunoco Rookie of the Year award. His remaining Xfinity program has been updated and the remaining races include: Charlotte Motorway Steway Roval (October 9), Kansas Speedway in Kansas City (October 23) and Martinsville Speedway (October 30).
- With one title in mind – Gibbs prepares to compete in 18 Xfinity tournaments in 1821, where he is competing full-time in the ARCA Menards Series, where he is in the starting line-up at Phoenix International Raw, Kansas Speedway in Kansas City, Toledo (Ohio) Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speed , Central Ohio, Iowa Speedway, Winchester (Ind.) Speedway, Michigan International Highway, Milwaukee Mile and Bristol (Tennis) Motor Speedway.
- Moving Up: Gibbs now has 18 ARCA Menards Series wins and is now tied for 14th in the all-time winning list with Ken Schrader.
- Four-time champion – Gibbs became the CGS Imaging four-time champion in the ARCA series after finishing second to Du Quinn. The Four Crowns is a four-race series that features a variety of programs on each of the tracks you visit in the ARCA Menards Series: High Levels, Road Courses, Short Tracks and Oval Oval. Gibbs won three of the first four races, the Kansas Speedway, the Midwest Ohio Sports Car Course, and the Winchester (Ind.) Speedway.
- A.D. In the 2020 GBS-Gibbs partial program, he won six ARCA Menards Series-high wins in 2020. He has 12 top-five and 14 top-10 finishes in the last 16. To help claim the company’s first ARCA Menards Series championship.
- ATOP THE PIT BOX: Veteran captain Chris Guille will oversee the 54-team effort this weekend. Gale, from Little Rock, Arkansas, led the drivers to two NASCAR Cup Series wins and 28 Xfinity Series wins. The list of drivers that Guyle visited in Victory Lane included: Gibbs, Kyle Bush, Denny Hamlin, Sam Hornish Jr., Eric Jones, Eliot Sadler and Christopher Bell.
- JGR AT CHARLOTTE ROVAL: JGR Racing (JGR) has nine aggregate starts in the Xfinity race with Charlotte Roval leading two top five finishes, three top-10 finishes and 31 rounds for the team.
- Race Information – Drive for the Cure 250 scheduled for Saturday, October 9 to 3 pm EDT broadcast on NBC, SiriusXM Channel 90 and PRN.
No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota Supra Driver Thai Gibbs
“It’s a little home competition for myself and the team. I was not on a Charlotte Road course in an Xfinity car, but I knew Chris Gayle and 54 men would bring me the giant monster energy Toyota Supra. We have been very strong on road courses this year and we hope we continue to do so this week.
No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota Supra Partner Chris Guille
We have done an amazing job this year and on the road courses. We have won at Detona and Watkins Glen and hope to bring in a good monster energy Toyota Supra. We’ve been running well with T for the last few weeks and T, but we haven’t finished as much as we should have. In order to get out of the round, we must finish this race to advance to the next round of the Owners’ Championship. It will be a very smooth balance of risk and reward and a missed shift or damaged car will end up in our title.