“Expecting Just To Be Wrecked” – TJ Majors Explains Kyle Larson’s Mistake Against Ty Gibbs at Road America

Last week’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Road America was won by Ty Gibbs in a spectacular fashion. He overtook Kyle Larson with two laps to go. Larson did attempt to get past Ty at the last lap but remained unsuccessful. Some suggest Larson’s decision to back off from the lead might have been intentional.

TJ Majors spoke at Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Dirty Mo Media Podcast and expressed his view regarding the same. Reflecting back to last week when Sam Mayer and Ty were racing each other, it seemed like Ty deliberately tried to shove Sam into the front wall. So it could be a possibility that Larson might have deliberately backed off from challenging for the lead. He might have thought Ty would attempt the same maneuver again.


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Speaking in the matter, TJ Majors said, “Maybe Kyle was excepting just to be wrecked and not make that make that last corner, so he was kind of caught off guard.”


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They further discussed that Ty has been maturing over the year with his association with Austin Payton and others. But he needs to align with what he says out of the car and his actions on track.

At just 19 years of age, he still has a long career ahead of him to correct his little on-track antics and other nuances. Meanwhile, let us take a brief look into Ty Gibbs’s 2022 season.

How is Ty Gibbs performing in NASCAR Xfinity Series 2022?

Gibbs has outclassed the field with his brilliant winning mentality. Currently driving for the iconic Joe Gibbs Racing in Xfinity.


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Daytona Beach, FL, USA; NASCAR Xfinity Series driver Ty Gibbs (54) races during the Super Start Batteries 188 at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Gibbs has been on the top of the charts with 625 points this year, with his latest win coming in Road America. He currently stacks four wins, four poles, seven top 5 finishes, and ten top 10 finishes. He has led 400 laps in his 16 starts this season. This young talent keeps proving with his race craft that he just might be ready for the Cup series very soon.

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Do you think Ty can be just as competitive in the cup series? Tell us your thoughts on the young prodigy down in the comments below.

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