Coy Gibbs, the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing for his NFL and NASCAR Hall of Fame father, passed away Sunday morning after a accident.
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Gibbs was an American NASCAR driver, assistant coach with the Washington Redskins, and co-owner of Joe Gibbs Racing.
|Born||Coy Randall Gibbs
December 9, 1972
Huntersville, North Carolina
|Died||November 5, 2022 (aged 49)|
His father is Joe Gibbs, five-time NASCAR Cup Series championship-winning owner and Pro Football Hall of Famer.
Originally from Fayetteville, Arkansas, Gibbs lived in Cornelius, North Carolina with his wife Heather and their four children, sons Ty, Case, and Jett, and daughter Elle.
Gibbs was a linebacker at Stanford University from 1991–1994.
Coy Gibbs Accident
The 20-year-old Gibbs, whose grandfather Joe Gibbs is a Hall of Famer in both NASCAR and the NFL and the owner of one of the leading organizations in NASCAR, has had a terrible week in preparation for racing for his first national championship.
Coy Gibbs was involved in an automobile accident.
Joe Gibbs is not only a NASCAR driver, but he is also the owner of one of the most successful teams in the sport.
Joe Gibbs, Gibbs’ grandpa, is the owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, which is widely recognized as being among the best NASCAR teams.
Gibbs is the driver for Joe Gibbs Racing. It was he who started it by keeping Jones from winning at Martinsville.
When Gibbs was celebrating his victory over Jones, the audience yelled, “Thank You, Grandpa.” He was the one who was accountable for initiating it in the first place.
Gibbs stated on Thursday that he is sorry for the remark and that he did not express the term in the way that he intended to convey it. He also acknowledged that he did not apologize for the remark. He added that he did not regret making the statement and did not apologize for it.
However, he feels terrible about almost everything that happened the previous weekend and has been on an apology tour at JGR, with Jones, and with Toyota, the latter of which is incensed that one of its cars was removed from the championship. The fact that one of Toyota’s cars was eliminated from the championship has the company seething with wrath.
Coy Gibbs Passed away
Coy Gibbs, the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing for his NFL and NASCAR Hall of Fame father, Passed away Sunday morning just hours after his son won the Xfinity Series championship. He was 49.
“It is with great sorrow that Joe Gibbs Racing confirms that Coy Gibbs (co-owner) went to be with the Lord in his sleep last night. The family appreciates all the thoughts and prayers and asks for privacy at this time,” the team said in a statement released shortly before the start of the NASCAR season finale.
Joe Gibbs has lost both of his sons. J.D. Gibbs died in 2019 of degenerative neurological disease, and was also 49 at the time of his death. Coy Gibbs succeeded his older brother as vice chairman of the family-run NASCAR organization.
“We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of Coy Gibbs. On behalf of the France Family and all of NASCAR, I extend my deepest condolences to Joe, Pat, Heather, the Gibbs family and everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing on the loss of Coy, a true friend and racer,” said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France.
NASCAR held a moment of silence for Coy Gibbs before the start of the Cup championship Sunday at Phoenix Raceway, where JGR’s Christopher Bell was racing for the title. Kyle Busch, in his final race after 15 years with the team, was crying on pit road before the start of the race.
“Today we will do what we don’t want to do, but we will unite as a family and race for the name on our chest,” JGR driver Denny Hamlin tweeted.
“It is with great sorrow that Joe Gibbs Racing confirms that Coy Gibbs (co-owner) went to be with the Lord in his sleep last night. The family appreciates all the thoughts and prayers and asks for privacy at this time.”
The official cause of death was not immediately announced.
Coy was the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing, according to his bio. He not only had a racing career, but was also once an assistant NFL coach, according to the Athletic.
Coy’s son Ty clinched the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series title on Saturday at Phoenix Raceway. Coy was there to witness his son’s victory, the Athletic reported.
Ty pulled out of Sunday’s Cup Series race with what was originally described as a family emergency.
In 2019, Joe Gibbs tragically lost another son, J.D., following a battle with a neurological disease.
Gibbs Racing is based in Huntersville, North Carolina.
Coy Gibbs Passed away at the age of 49.