Nascar: Ty Gibbs takes the lead at the right time and wins the Uniforms 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Ty Gibbs held off the rest of the field to claim his first NASCAR Xfinity Series win of the season on Saturday, winning the Uniforms 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Quebecer Alex Labbé finished 15th.
Gibbs, 19, led just the last six of the 200 laps in the No. 54 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota. His first victory at the 1.5 mile Nevada venue was the fifth of his Xfinity Series career.
Vegas native Noah Gragson earned second place in the #9 JR Motorsports Chevrolet. Daniel Hemric, Josh Berry and Justin Allgaier complete the top five.
Gragson swept the first two stages, leading 31 of the first 90 laps. He led 52 laps in total.
The race was eventful from the start with a rare delay due to rain and a wintry mix in the first stage. The race was stopped 19 laps, with rainfall interrupting the action for around 42 minutes.
Prior to the delay, a collision between Ryan Sieg and Gibbs occurred on lap three. The two drivers discussed the incident on pit road after getting out of their cars during the weather delay, then Sieg shorted Gibbs’ No.54 Toyota shortly after the race returned to green.
The rotation that followed Sieg brought together the cars of Sheldon Creed and Brett Moffitt. Sieg returned to the garage and retired after completing just 25 laps, finishing 37th in the 38-car field.
The next race in the Xfinity Series is the United Rentals 200, scheduled for next Saturday at Phoenix Raceway.
Sam Mayer led four times for 25 laps and was aiming for his first top five of the year, but a crash with 19 laps to go knocked him out and he finished 25th, two laps down.