Michigan International Speedway, Brooklyn, MI — August 20, 2021
Racing with fans in the stands at Michigan Internal Speedway. The ARCA Menards Series got things started with the Henry Ford Health System 200 on Friday night. Ty Gibbs from Joe Gibbs Racing sat on the pole for the start of the race.
Ty’s grandfather and team owner Joe Gibbs was on hand to see how his grandson finished.
Another youngster with a famous grandfather but not so well known of a name, Thad Moffitt started in 4th position.
Who is Thad’s Granddad? Thad’s mom is Rebecca Petty-Moffitt, daughter of the King, Richard Petty, NASCAR’s Cup Series winningest driver.
Gracie Trotter(25) lined up with the boys to race as the only girl in the event. She started 6th in the field of 20.
The green flag flew shortly after 6 pm with the sun casting long shadows around the 2-mile track in the beautiful Irish Hills region of Southern Michigan.
Gibbs held off all challenges on multiple restarts during the crash-filled affair. Corey Heim(20) put some pressure on Gibbs late in the race, However, Gibbs stayed cool and drove off with the victory. The race wrapped up just as the sun was beginning to set on the west side of the speedway.
Moffitt had a tough day, getting caught up in an incident with Drew Dollar(15) on Lap 1. Gracie Trotter ran well for 3/4 of the race but got knocked out of the event after 74 laps when she was involved in an incident, not of her own making.
Racing continues Saturday and Sunday with the NASCAR Xfinity Series New Holland 250 Saturday at 3:30 pm and the FireKeepers Casino 400 for the NASCAR Cup Series is set for 3 pm on Sunday, August 22
Camping options, ticket packages, premium clubs, race day extras can all be booked and purchased online at https://www.mispeedway.com/, and kids tickets are free for Friday and Saturday races.
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Results of the Henry Ford Health System 200 from Michigan International Speedway
|6||35||Greg Van Alst||100||16.688|
|8||46||Thad Moffitt||98||2 laps|
|9||65||Jeffery MacZink||96||4 laps|
|10||11||Brandon Varney||95||5 laps|
|11||48||Brad Smith||86||14 laps|
|12||97||Jason Kitzmiller||75||25 laps|
|13||25||Gracie Trotter||74||26 laps|
|14||69||Scott Melton||47||53 laps|
|15||6||Zachary Tinkle||42||58 laps|
|16||2||Connor Mosack||33||67 laps|
|17||27||Tim Richmond||20||80 laps|
|18||15||Drew Dollar||18||82 laps|
|19||12||D L Wilson||8||92 laps|