Toyota Racing – Ty Gibbs NASCAR Cup Series Quotes

Joe Gibbs Racing driver Ty Gibbs was made available to the media after winning the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Saturday.


It is the first Cup Series pole for Gibbs, who also won the pole for the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway this weekend.


TY GIBBS, No. 54 Monster Energy/Interstate Batteries Toyota Camry XSE, Joe Gibbs Racing

Can you talk about your run?

“I felt like it was a really easy, clean lap. My car was handling really well. I just had to be really disciplined in (turns) three and four in getting to the bottom and making sure my exit was good.”


How significant is starting up front in tomorrow’s race?

“It really helps. Being able to start up front in clean is really nice, and to have the first pit stall as well is great, also.”


How cool is it win your first pole in such a big race for NASCAR?

“It is really cool to be able to get the pole here for the first time at the Coca-Cola 600. For me, the biggest thing is winning a race. The pole is great, and it helps us out a lot, but it doesn’t win us a race at all.”


What is your earliest memory coming to the Coca-Cola 600?

“I think my earliest memory is probably watching pole night – I don’t know if that was on a Thursday or a Friday, but I remember coming to that when I was younger with my family. I’ve been to so many of them.”


How much a leadership stance have you started to take within Joe Gibbs Racing?

“I grew up around a lot of those guys that work on that team, that is mainly why I spend time around them. I really appreciate them, and have a great relationship with them. Along with some of the drivers, I just like being around racing. I enjoy it a lot, that’s why I come hang out with them when I could.”


What did you tell Tanner Gray on the grid?

“Go win.”


What would it mean to win here tomorrow night?

“It would be really cool. The first two races I had here a couple of years ago, I won. It’s really cool winning at your home track. I’m glad that I’ve experienced that. It is definitely a really cool place and a special place for me.”

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