Grandson of Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs wins in first career NASCAR Xfinity start at 18

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Joe Gibbs is a legend in football and NASCAR. The former Washington Football Team coach is a three-time Super Bowl champion and five-time NASCAR Cup Series champion. He is a Hall of Famer in both sports.

Joe Gibbs watched what arguably was the most emotional victory of his career Saturday at Daytona International Speedway. His grandson, Ty, won the Xfinity race. The victory came in the first start for Ty Gibbs, who is all 18 years old.

“I just am thrilled, I don’t what to say, really,” Joe Gibbs said after the victory. “When it is your grandson it is definitely different.

“It is like a dream come true for our family.”

The victory came in a race that twice went to a green-white-checkered overtime.

Gibbs came in and got four tires before overtime. He started in the sixth row and did everything to get to the front, going through the grass and dirt before finally moving to the lead and driving to victory.

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On Jan. 26, 2021, JGR announced that Gibbs would make his Xfinity Series debut at the Daytona Road Course, which would be the first race of a part-time schedule he would run in the team’s No. 54 car, and he won.

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“This is awesome. A dream come true to me,” Ty Gibbs said through tears. “I didn’t think I had it there but we fought back and won.”

“Family is everything for me. They do so much for me. This is awesome. I can’t thank everybody enough.”