Coy Gibbs, the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing for his NFL and NASCAR Hall of Fame father, died on Sunday. Check out his family emergency.
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Gibbs began running Shifter Karts at GoPro Motorplex in the summer of 2015 at the age of 13.
In 2019, Gibbs won the IceBreaker 125 Late Model Stock race at Myrtle Beach Speedway, driving the No. 18 for Nelson Motorsports.
Gibbs ran a partial schedule in the 2019 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, collecting four second-place finishes in five starts in the DGR-Crosley No. 17.
On September 21, Gibbs scored his first career win in his sixth start at the Apple Barrel 125 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in the No. 54.
Ty Gibbs family emergency.
Because of the death of his father, Ty Gibbs will be replaced by Daniel Hemric in the No. 23 Toyota for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series season finale at Phoenix Raceway due to ty gibbs family emergency.
Joe Gibbs Racing confirmed in a statement that Coy Gibbs died in his sleep Saturday night.
The 23XI Racing team had confirmed the driver switch at 2:10 p.m. ET Sunday, almost 90 minutes before the green flag for the race to determine the championship in NASCAR’s premier series.
Gibbs, 20, captured the 2022 Xfinity Series championship Saturday night at Phoenix for Joe Gibbs Racing and was set to make his 16th Cup start this season in place of Kurt Busch, who has been sidelined since late July because of a concussion.
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.
Hemric, who won the 2021 Xfinity championship by winning last year’s finale at Phoenix in his last start with Joe Gibbs Racing, drives full time on the Xfinity circuit for Kaulig Racing, which he joined after his only year at JGR.
He has 46 starts in the Cup Series, including eight in Kaulig’s No. 16 Chevrolet this year. Hemric has a career-best finish of fifth at Talladega Superspeedway in 2019.
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Coy Gibbs, co-owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, son of team patriarch Joe Gibbs and father of NASCAR driver Ty Gibbs, has died at the age of 49, the racing team announced.
“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 via Twitter Sunday afternoon.
Joe Gibbs lost his other son, J.D. Gibbs, in 2019. He died, also at the age of 49, after a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease, according to NASCAR.
The cause of Coy Gibb’s death has not been announced, but he died just hours after his 20-year-old son, Ty Gibbs, won the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship race.
Coy Gibbs spoke to the media about his son’s race Saturday, following a controversial week.
“Watching it today, yeah, just to see his determination,” NASCAR quoted him as saying.
“I think he’s got skills and he’s determined. It definitely made me proud. I think it made my wife — we were both proud, just because he just hammered down and did his job. If he wants to do this for a living, he’s going to learn how to do that,” he added.
Coy Gibbs joined his father’s team after finishing a college football career at Stanford University, according to NASCAR. Coy and J.D. Gibbs both worked in the front office of Joe Gibbs Racing, and Coy Gibbs also raced for the team, according to NASCAR.
Coy Gibbs, an executive team member of Joe Gibbs Racing and the father of NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Ty Gibbs, has died.
Joe Gibbs Racing confirmed Coy’s passing on Sunday on Twitter. The racing organization said Coy died in his sleep. However, no more information was given on the cause of death.
Ty was set to race in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series championship race at Phoenix but chose not to compete due to his father’s death.
Coy himself had a brief racing career from 2000 to 2002 driving for his father, Joe Gibbs, in what is now the Xfinity Series and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.
In the truck series, Gibbs scored 21 top 10s and finished 10th in championship standings twice.
After giving it a shot in the 2003 Xfinity Series, Gibbs retired from racing and took a shot at coaching football. Gibbs helped coach the Washington Redskins offense when his father Joe returned to coach the team from 2004 to 2007.
Following the Gibbs’ exit from football, Coy took up an executive position with JGR. Coy had served as the team’s chief operating officer and vice chairman, among other roles.