Coy Gibbs, the father of Ty Gibbs and the son of former NFL coach Joe Gibbs died Sunday. Check out what happened to ty gibbs father.
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Ty Gibbs is an American professional stock car racing driver.
|Born||Tyler Randal Gibbs
October 4, 2002
Charlotte, North Carolina
|Height||5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)|
|Weight||114 lb (52 kg)|
|Achievements||2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series Champion
2021 ARCA Menards Series Champion
2019 IceBreaker 125 Winner
He competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 54 Toyota Supra for Joe Gibbs Racing, and part-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, driving the No. 23 Toyota Camry for 23XI Racing.
Gibbs was the 2021 ARCA Menards Series champion. He is the grandson of former NFL coach and current NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs.
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Coy Gibbs, the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing for his NFL and NASCAR Hall of Fame father, died Sunday morning just hours after his son won the Xfinity Series championship on Saturday. 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,” NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France said.
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.
JGR picked up all four of its crew chiefs in golf carts and drove them to a meeting in the motorhome lot two hours before the start of the race.
Coy Gibbs’ death was announced shortly before Sunday’s Cup Series title race at Phoenix. Ty Gibbs won the Xfinity Series title on Saturday and was set to race on Sunday in the Cup Series race. He is not participating in Sunday’s Cup Series race and will be replaced by former Joe Gibbs Racing Xfinity Series driver Daniel Hemric.
A part-owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, Coy Gibbs was integral part of the team, especially in the wake of his brother JD’s death in 2019. JD Gibbs died at the age of 49 from a degenerative neurological disease.
Coy Gibbs was in Phoenix and part of the celebrations for Ty’s championship on Saturday night. Joe Gibbs Racing driver Christopher Bell is one of the four drivers racing for the Cup Series title on Sunday.
Before he moved into the administrative side at Joe Gibbs Racing, Coy Gibbs drove for the team. He competed in 58 Truck Series races from 2000-02 and also ran a full Xfinity Series season in 2003. He had six top-five finishes in the Truck Series and two top-10 finishes in 39 Xfinity Series starts.
Coy Gibbs was also part of the Washington Commanders coaching staff during Joe’s second stint in charge of the franchise.