Last Lap Pass by Gibbs Gives Ty the Win over Larson

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ELKHART LAKE, WI – RIS – A last lap pass  by Ty Gibbs changed the entire NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America.  Reining Cup Champion Kyle Larson took the white flag in the lead, but Gibbs had a better run down the frontstretch and dogged Larson’s No. 17 Chevrolet through Turns 1 and 2. Gibbs took advantage of an opening to the inside in Turn 3 in his No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota past Larson for the lead and the win, his first at Road America and 4th of the season.

“This is just awesome,” Gibbs said, who had just beaten the reigning NASCAR Cup Series champion head-to-head. “I can’t believe it. This is just wonderful. .”I think we were a little bit faster in the first half of the track… Hopefully, a lot of people were watching. It’s cool to be here, a cool race against some Cup Series guys. Hopefully, that says something.”

Larson led 31 of the 48 laps to Gibbs’ five and picked up victories in the first two stages, but he gave Gibbs full marks for a clean pass for the win.

“He was able to pass me without laying a bumper on me at all,” Larson said. “When he passed me clean, I felt like I should not use him up, like we’ve seen others do when they get passed for the lead late. He ran me clean, and I was going to run him clean. It just didn’t work out for me.”

If Gibbs’ pass was clean, many were not.   Contact between the Chevrolets of Noah Gragson and Sage Karam ignited a brutal 13-car crash on Lap 25, and the resulting caution, the third of the race, put the contending cars on the same tire and fuel strategies.

“That was ridiculous,” Karam said. “I’ve never been turned into on a straight line like that… You can’t get that heated when you’re driving a race car. Unfortunately, he let his emotions get the best of him today.” Gragson was not apologetic.

“I guess he forgot the three times before that he’d throw it into the corner, door us and run us off the race track,” Gragson said. “After a while, you get sick and tired of it. I hate that people’s stuff got tore up. I take responsibility. I hate it for his guys, but I’m fighting to race for a championship here, and I’m really over getting run over…He started it. I finished it. We’re good.”

Another victim of that wreck, Josh Berry, rebounded to finish third, followed by Austin Hill and Brandon Jones. AJ Allmendinger ran sixth after starting from the rear and drawing a pit road speeding penalty under caution on Lap 26, forcing him to come from the back a second time.

Riley Herbst, Gragson, Jeremy Clements and Ryan Sieg completed the top 10.

Gibbs is the 13th different winner in 13 Xfinity Series races at Road America.

Unofficial Results: 13th Annual HENRY 180, July 2, 2022 - Road America

Fin, Str, Driver, Car, Laps, St1, St2, Tms Led, Laps Led, Playoff Pts, Pts, Status
1) 2, Ty Gibbs, No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota, 48, 2, , 3, 5, 5, 49, Running
2) 1, Kyle Larson(i), No. 17 Hendrickcars.com Chevrolet, 48, 1, 1, 3, 31, , 0, Running
3) 16, Josh Berry, No. 8 Chevy Military Appreciation Chevrolet, 48, , , , , , 34, Running
4) 10, Austin Hill #, No. 21 Bennett Transportation Chevrolet, 48, , , , , , 33, Running
5) 14, Brandon Jones, No. 19 Menards/Patriot Lighting Toyota, 48, 5, , , , , 38, Running
6) 38, AJ Allmendinger, No. 16 Nutrien Ag Solutions Chevrolet, 48, 9, , 1, 1, , 33, Running
7) 3, Riley Herbst, No. 98 Henry Repeating Arms Ford, 48, 4, 7, , , , 41, Running
8) 7, Noah Gragson, No. 9 Bass Pro Shops/TrueTimber/BRCC Chevrolet, 48, 6, 9, , , , 36, Running
9) 11, Jeremy Clements, No. 51 Whitetail Smokeless Chevrolet, 48, 8, 8, , , , 34, Running
10) 27, Ryan Sieg, No. 39 CMRroofing.com/A-game Ford, 48, , , 1, 2, , 27, Running
11) 21, Preston Pardus, No. 91 Danus/Chinchor Electric Chevrolet, 48, , , , , , 26, Running
12) 15, Justin Allgaier, No. 7 BRANDT Chevrolet, 48, , 5, 1, 3, , 31, Running
13) 13, Josh Bilicki(i), No. 44 Gravely Chevrolet, 48, , , , , , 0, Running
14) 23, Andy Lally, No. 08 Special Report with Brett Baier Ford, 48, , , , , , 23, Running
15) 18, Alex Labbe, No. 36 Can-Am Chevrolet, 48, , 10, , , , 23, Running
16) 30, Bayley Currey, No. 4 TeamJDMotorsports.com Chevrolet, 48, , , , , , 21, Running
17) 31, Josh Williams, No. 78 Alloy Employer Services Chevrolet, 48, , , , , , 20, Running
18) 35, John Hunter Nemechek(i), No. 26 Stillhouse Toyota, 48, , 4, , , , 0, Running
19) 33, Patrick Gallagher, No. 38 Belle Haven Ford, 48, , , , , , 18, Running
20) 5, Sam Mayer, No. 1 Jockey/Accelerate Pros Talent Chevrolet, 48, 7, , , , , 21, Running
21) 34, Jeb Burton, No. 27 Ergodyne/Puryear Tank Lines Chevrolet, 48, , , , , , 16, Running
22) 24, Jesse Iwuji #, No. 34 Sports and Service Chevrolet, 48, , , , , , 15, Running
23) 19, Anthony Alfredo, No. 23 Dude Wipes Chevrolet, 47, , , , , , 14, Running
24) 8, Sammy Smith, No. 18 Allstate Peterbilt Toyota, 45, , 6, , , , 18, Engine
25) 4, Cole Custer(i), No. 07 Bucked Up Energy Drink Ford, 43, 3, 3, 1, 6, , 0, Accident
26) 25, Miguel Paludo, No. 88 BRANDT Chevrolet, 39, , , , , , 11, Accident
27) 6, Sheldon Creed #, No. 2 Whelen Chevrolet, 37, , 2, , , , 19, Engine
28) 29, Chris Dyson, No. 35 Concord American Flagpole Chevrolet, 33, , , , , , 9, Accident
29) 22, Daniel Hemric, No. 11 AG1 - Athletic Greens Chevrolet, 27, , , , , , 8, Accident
30) 9, Tyler Reddick(i), No. 48 Big Machine Spiked Coolers Chevrolet, 25, , , , , , 0, Accident
31) 12, Sage Karam, No. 45 RichMar Florist/Green Line Automotive Chevrolet, 24, 10, , , , , 7, Accident
32) 20, Landon Cassill, No. 10 Voyager: Crypto for All Chevrolet, 24, , , , , , 5, Accident
33) 32, Myatt Snider, No. 31 Shore Lunch Chevrolet, 24, , , , , , 4, Accident
34) 36, Brandon Brown, No. 68 Trade the Chain Chevrolet, 24, , , , , , 3, Accident
35) 17, Brett Moffitt, No. 02 Chevrolet, 24, , , , , , 2, Accident
36) 37, Joe Graf Jr. No. 5 Bucked Up Energy Ford, 17, , , , , , 1, Brakes
37) 26, Ty Dillon(i), No. 6 Black Hole Ammunitions Chevrolet, 13, , , , , , 0, Header
38) 28, Will Rodgers, No. 13 Kelly Benefits Toyota, 9, , , , , , 1, Suspension
(i) Ineligible for driver points in this series, (#) Rookie

Race Length: 48 Laps, 194.304 Miles
Time of Race: 2 Hrs, 36 Mins, 14 Secs.
Average Speed: 74.621 MPH
Margin of Victory: 0.858 Seconds

Stage 1 Top 10: 17, 54, 07, 98, 19, 9, 1, 51, 16, 45
Stage 2 Top 10: 17, 2, 07, 26, 7, 18, 98, 51, 9, 36

Comments: Ty Gibbs won the Henry 180 at Road America, his eighth career NASCAR Xfinity Series victory.

Prior to the start, the following cars dropped to the rear of the field for the reasons indicated: No. 4, 7, 8, 19, 16, 26, 27, 31, 34 and 38 (unappoved adjustments), and No. 34 (driver change).

Failed to Qualify: (3) 66 JJ Yeley, 92 Dexter Bean, 47 Ryan Vargas.

Cautions: 5 for 12 laps; Laps: 9-12 (No. 02, 08 and 23 Incident in Turn 5 [None]); 22-23 (Stage 2 Conclusion [02]); 26-28 (No. 02, 4, 08, 9, 10, 11, 26, 31, 44, 45, 48, 51, 68 Incident in Turn 4 [1]); 36-36 (No. 35 Incident in Turn 12   [23]); 45-46 (No. 07 Incident in Turn 5 [23]).

Lead Changes: 9 among 6 drivers; K. Larson(i) 1-10; T. Gibbs 11-12; A. Allmendinger 13; T. Gibbs 14-15; K. Larson(i) 16-25; J. Allgaier 26-28; C. Custer(i) 29-34; R. Sieg 35-36; K. Larson(i) 37-47; T. Gibbs 48.

Sunoco Rookie of the Race: Austin Hill, No. 21

Unofficial Points: 13th Annual HENRY 180, Road America
Rank, Driver, Car, Starts, GL, Points, Ldr, Nxt, Race Wins, Stage Wins, Playoff Pts
1. AJ Allmendinger, 16, 16, 0, 634, 0, 0, 2, 2, 12
2. Ty Gibbs, 54, 16, 0, 625, -9, 9, 4, 3, 23
3. Justin Allgaier, 7, 16, 0, 600, -34, 25, 2, 5, 15
4. Noah Gragson, 9, 16, 0, 595, -39, 5, 2, 6, 16
5. Josh Berry, 8, 16, 0, 560, -74, 35, 2, 4, 14
6. Brandon Jones, 19, 16, 1, 495, -139, 65, 1, 1, 6
7. Sam Mayer, 1, 16, -1, 487, -147, 8, 0, 2, 2
8. Austin Hill #, 21, 16, 0, 485, -149, 2, 1, 0, 5
9. Riley Herbst, 98, 16, 0, 454, -180, 31, 0, 0, 0
10. Daniel Hemric, 11, 16, 0, 417, -217, 37, 0, 2, 2
11. Ryan Sieg, 39, 16, 1, 400, -234, 17, 0, 0, 0
12. Landon Cassill, 10, 16, -1, 390, -244, 10, 0, 0, 0
13. Anthony Alfredo, 23, 16, 0, 318, -316, 72, 0, 0, 0
14. Brett Moffitt, 02, 16, 0, 303, -331, 15, 0, 0, 0
15. Brandon Brown, 68, 16, 0, 302, -332, 1, 0, 0, 0
16. Jeb Burton, 27, 16, 0, 296, -338, 6, 0, 0, 0
17. Sheldon Creed #, 2, 16, 0, 292, -342, 4, 0, 0, 0
18. Myatt Snider, 31, 16, 0, 261, -373, 31, 0, 1, 1
19. Alex Labbe, 36, 14, 0, 255, -379, 6, 0, 0, 0
20. Jeremy Clements, 51, 16, 0, 247, -387, 8, 0, 0, 0
21. Jj Yeley, , 15, 0, 200, -434, 47, 0, 0, 0
22. Bayley Currey, 4, 16, 1, 195, -439, 5, 0, 0, 0
23. Trevor Bayne, , 5, -1, 194, -440, 1, 0, 2, 0
24. Ryan Vargas, , 15, 0, 167, -467, 27, 0, 0, 0
25. Joe Graf Jr. 5, 16, 0, 151, -483, 16, 0, 0, 0
26. Josh Williams, 78, 13, 3, 147, -487, 4, 0, 0, 0
27. Jeffrey Earnhardt, , 8, -1, 144, -490, 3, 0, 0, 0
28. Kyle Weatherman, , 11, -1, 140, -494, 4, 0, 0, 0
29. Jade Buford, , 9, -1, 127, -507, 13, 0, 0, 0
30. Mason Massey, , 10, 0, 126, -508, 1, 0, 0, 0
31. Ryan Truex, , 5, 0, 125, -509, 1, 0, 0, 0
32. Ryan Ellis, , 7, 0, 111, -523, 14, 0, 0, 0
33. Kyle Sieg, , 9, 0, 111, -523, 0, 0, 0, 0
34. Parker Retzlaff, , 5, 0, 103, -531, 8, 0, 0, 0
35. David Starr, , 7, 0, 72, -562, 31, 0, 0, 0
36. Shane Lee, , 5, 0, 71, -563, 1, 0, 0, 0
37. Joey Gase, , 5, 0, 67, -567, 4, 0, 0, 0
38. Tommy Joe Martins, , 4, 0, 63, -571, 4, 0, 0, 0
39. Patrick Emerling, , 5, 0, 55, -579, 8, 0, 0, 0
40. Preston Pardus, 91, 2, 9, 54, -580, 1, 0, 0, 0
41. Jesse Iwuji #, 34, 7, 1, 53, -581, 1, 0, 0, 0
42. Andy Lally, 08, 2, 5, 52, -582, 1, 0, 0, 0
43. Sage Karam, 45, 3, 0, 44, -590, 8, 0, 0, 0
44. Cj Mclaughlin, , 4, -4, 41, -593, 3, 0, 0, 0
45. Miguel Paludo, 88, 2, 3, 39, -595, 2, 0, 0, 0
46. Patrick Gallagher, 38, 2, 10, 33, -601, 6, 0, 0, 0
47. Parker Chase, , 2, -3, 31, -603, 2, 0, 0, 0
48. Scott Heckert, , 2, -3, 30, -604, 1, 0, 0, 0
49. Drew Dollar, , 2, -3, 30, -604, 0, 0, 0, 0
50. Derek Griffith, , 2, 0, 27, -607, 3, 0, 0, 0
51. Dale Earnhardt, , 1, 0, 26, -608, 1, 0, 0, 0
52. Nicholas Sanchez, , 2, 0, 20, -614, 6, 0, 0, 0
53. Sammy Smith, 18, 1, 45, 18, -616, 2, 0, 0, 0
54. Gray Gaulding, , 2, -1, 17, -617, 1, 0, 0, 0
55. Connor Mosack, , 1, -1, 17, -617, 0, 0, 0, 0
56. Garrett Smithley, , 1, -1, 16, -618, 1, 0, 0, 0
57. Caesar Bacarella, , 2, 0, 13, -621, 3, 0, 0, 0
58. Bj Mcleod, , 1, 1, 9, -625, 4, 0, 0, 0
59. Chris Dyson, 35, 1, -59, 9, -625, 0, 0, 0, 0
60. Spencer Pumpelly, , 1, 0, 8, -626, 1, 0, 0, 0
61. Dillon Bassett, , 1, 0, 7, -627, 1, 0, 0, 0
62. Natalie Decker, , 2, 0, 7, -627, 0, 0, 0, 0
63. Chad Finchum, , 1, 0, 5, -629, 2, 0, 0, 0
64. Will Rodgers, 13, 2, 1, 2, -632, 3, 0, 0, 0
65. Howie Disavino, , 1, -1, 1, -633, 1, 0, 0, 0
66. Darren Dilley, , 1, 0, 1, -633, 0, 0, 0, 0
67. Cole Custer(i), 07, 3, 0, 0, -634, 1, 1, 1, 0
68. Tyler Reddick(i), 48, 4, 0, 0, -634, 0, 1, 0, 0
69. John Hunter Nemechek(i), 26, 6, 0, 0, -634, 0, 0, 1, 0
70. William Byron(i), , 1, 0, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
71. Kyle Larson(i), 17, 1, 0, 0, -634, 0, 0, 2, 0
72. Ryan Preece(i), , 3, -1, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
73. Josh Bilicki(i), 44, 4, -32, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
74. Parker Kligerman(i), , 1, -2, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
75. Stefan Parsons(i), , 13, -2, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
76. Ross Chastain(i), , 1, -2, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
77. Matt Mills(i), , 10, -2, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
78. Matt Jaskol(i), , 1, -2, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
79. Chandler Smith(i), , 2, -2, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
80. Kaz Grala(i), , 5, -2, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
81. Rajah Caruth(i), , 2, -2, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
82. Mason Filippi(i), , 1, -24, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
83. Timmy Hill(i), , 3, -3, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
84. Bubba Wallace(i), , 1, -3, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
85. Austin Dillon(i), , 1, -3, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
86. Brennan Poole(i), , 4, -3, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
87. Loris Hezemans(i), , 1, -3, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
88. Ty Dillon(i), 6, 1, 0, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
89. Harrison Rhodes, , 0, -4, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
90. Jesse Little(i), , 0, -4, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
91. Chase Elliott(i), , 0, -4, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
92. Ronnie Bassett, , 0, -4, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
93. Stan Mullis, , 0, -4, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
94. Gar Robinson, , 0, -4, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
95. Dexter Bean, , 0, 1, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
96. Tim Viens(i), , 0, -5, 0, -634, 0, 0, 0, 0
 -Ldr/-Nxt = Points behind Leader/Next higher, (i) Ineligible for driver points in this series

 

 

 

 

 

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