Ty Gibbs and his rookie season: I don't go into any race and say, 'I can't win'
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There is no doubt that Ty Gibbs has serious ambitions for the upcoming season. Despite the fact that Gibbs is in his rookie season, many people are expecting great things from him. After he managed to become part of the NASCAR CUP series, Gibbs discovered that his ambitions were indeed serious.
The last thing he wants to do is to waste his time thinking about criticism and expectations. “For me, I don’t really try to look at expectations. It doesn’t really bother me. I work as hard as I can and I want to do the best I can every single weekend.
If my best is winning the race, then it’s winning the race. If it’s finishing 10th, then it’s finishing 10th”. - Gibbs said, as quoted by firstsportz.com Although Gibbs is very young, he wants to be a driver who will find himself at the very top.
Even though this is his rookie season, that doesn't mean his ambitions are small. “I don’t go into any race and say, ‘I can’t win,’ unless we get damage or something like that happens. I’ll dream as big as I can dream and keep working as hard as I can”.
Chris Gayle on Ty Gibbs
His Crew Chief, Chris Gayle, is aware that young drivers make many mistakes. He wants Gibbs to reach his potential. “It’s a tough spot to be in, especially if you get down on yourself. He’s won all these races in Xfinity and to step up now and the competition level is so high – I don’t want to ever dampen his fire..
He has that intensity and he wants to go be competitive right now. What I basically have to have conversations about it, here is kind of where we should be. we’re still on course, even if we haven’t achieved these super-high lofty expectations that most rookies never do”.