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Ty Gibbs set to drive for Nelson Motorsports Late Model


 


Sixteen-year-old driver Ty Gibbs will join local late model team Nelson Motorsports for a handful of races this season, team owner Barry Nelson announced on Monday.

 

Gibbs is the grandson of Joe Gibbs, owner of the NASCAR Cup Series team Joe Gibbs Racing and former Washington Redskins head coach. The younger Gibbs is a JGR development driver. He posted on his Twitter account he will run seven races with Nelson this season.

 

“It feels good and an honor that they would entrust him with us at Nelson Motorsports to drive this year,” Nelson said by phone Monday. “It feels good…

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McCarty Matures from Humble Beginnings to Cars Champion - Speed 51

 


Not that long ago, Bobby McCarty was like many short track racers in America, working with his family to get the best finish possible every Saturday night.  Now, McCarty enters 2019 a breakout star, fresh off winning the Championship Auto Racing Series (CARS) Response Energy Late Model Stock Tour title in 2018.

McCarty started his Late Model career with a family-owned team but earned the chance of a lifetime late in 2016, driving in Timothy Peters’ Nelson Motorsports entry at the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway (VA).

That one opportunity led to a full-time ride with the team…

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Bobby McCarty Thankful to Win CARS Tour Championship

 

“I’m just so thankful,” McCarty told Race22.com.  “I’m really glad to win this championship with Kirk Ipock and Solid Rock Carriers on the hood and Autos By Nelson who was the guy who gave me my shot at winning this thing.  Without him, the three amigos, Jeremy Upchurch, Brian Tanner, Charlie Long, BST Shocks, Blue Ridge Color Company and everybody who puts the time in that car and made the season possible for me, I can’t be thankful enough.”

 

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McCarty Survives Late Race Chaos To Pick Up 4th Cars Tour Victory

After Layne Riggs was controversially sent to the rear of the field following a late-race accident, current CARS Response Energy LMSC Tour points leader managed to hold off a charge from the Bahama, North Carolina native to pick up his fourth career victory of the season and increase his advantage in the points standings over his competition.

McCarty and his team celebrated intensely in victory lane after holding off Riggs, who had the fastest car of the evening, but McCarty admitted that it was only by…

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McCarty Dominates In Inaugural Cars Tour Event At Ace Speedway

CARS Response Energy Late Model Stock Car Tour points leader Bobby McCarty continued to demonstrate his dominance over the rest of his competition by leading every single lap in the inaugural Race at Ace 125 at Ace Speedway to pick up his third career victory of the season.

“We work hard,” McCarty said. “We’re leaving tonight, and we’re taking the car home and we’re going to start working on it on Monday morning. We don’t take slow days or easy days…

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Qualifying Error Costs McCarty Strong Finish At Bristol

 

Current CARS Response Energy LMSC Tour points leader Bobby McCarty originally intended to skip the U.S. Short Track Nationals at Bristol Motor Speedway, as he expressed concerns about the racing conditions at the half-mile short-track, and wanted to avoid tearing up one of Nelson Motorsports Late Models. However, McCarty elected to file an entry for the event shortly before cars took to the track on Friday, allowing him to stay in the battle for the CARS Response Energy LMSC Tour championship.

McCarty initially struggled to find the speed that he needed to earn a strong qualifying run in the…

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Victory At South Boston Gives Pierce Momentum

 

VICTORY AT SOUTH BOSTON GIVES PIERCE MOMENTUM GOING FORWARD

The past decade of Late Model racing along the eastern United States has seen the Basset, Virginia-based Nelson Motorsports emerge as one of the strongest and most successful teams in the region. The team’s accomplishments during the past year alone include a victory in the ValleyStar Credit Union 300 at Martinsville Speedway with Timothy Peters behind the wheel, as well as a recent string of success in the CARS Response Energy Late Model Stock Car Tour…

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