Coy Gibbs, co-owner of NASCAR’s Joe Gibbs Racing, dies at 49

After his son wins the championship, JGR co-owner Coy Gibbs, 49, passes away.
The father of NASCAR driver Ty Gibbs and a co-owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, Coy Gibbs passed away at the age of 49, the racing organisation announced.

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Coy Gibbs passes away at the age of 49!


The father of NASCAR driver Ty Gibbs and a co-owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, Coy Gibbs passed away at the age of 49, according to the racing organisation.

Coy Gibbs, the co-owner, passed away peacefully yesterday night, Joe Gibbs Racing has confirmed with deep grief. The family “thanks everyone for their thoughts and prayers and wants privacy at this time,” the team posted on Twitter on Sunday afternoon.

J.D., the other son of Joe Gibbs Gibbs passed away in 2019. According to NASCAR, he battled a degenerative neurological illness for a long time before passing away at the age of 49.

Just a few hours after his 20-year-old son, Ty Gibbs, won the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship race, Coy Gibbs passed very suddenly. Ty Gibbs tweeted “I miss J.D.” when Jones crashed, making it clear that he was referring to the culture J.D. created at JGR. He referred to Gibbs as a “tight family unit.”

I believe at times at JGR, we probably work with each other the least amount of any other team, and that’s just the facts, he said. “We really have to treat (teammates) like they’re our brother and our family, and that’s just the realities,” he said. “I’m not blaming anyone specifically right now, but J.D. was just distinctive because he went out of his way to embrace everyone. I remarked, “J.D. When you lose it, the culture changes a little bit, and we simply have to bring it back. He was actually my dad as soon as I entered the series.

Coy Gibbs spoke to the media on Saturday about his son’s candidacy after a rocky week.

According to NASCAR, he remarked, “Watching it today, sure, just to see his determination.”

On August 13, 2017, Coy Gibbs raced at Brooklyn, Michigan’s Michigan International Speedway.

“I believe he is skilled and determined. It undoubtedly gave me pride. Because he simply hammered down and completed his task, I believe that made my wife and I both proud. He’s going to learn how to do it if he wants to do this for a job,” he was reported as saying by NASCAR.

During his father’s second season as the head coach of the Washington Redskins, Coy Gibbs reportedly served as an offensive quality control assistant while playing linebacker for Stanford from 1991 to 1994. Before helping his father establish Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross in 2007, Gibbs competed for three years in NASCAR’s Truck Series and two years in the then-NASCAR Busch Series.

Coy Gibbs and his wife Heather raised their four children in Cornelius, North Carolina. Coy Gibbs was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Coy Gibbs finished his undergraduate football career at Stanford University before joining his father’s business. NASCAR claims that Coy and J.D. Coy Gibbs raced for Joe Gibbs Racing, and Gibbs both worked in the company’s front office.

On the eve of the final race of the season, Coy Gibbs’ passing shocked the NASCAR community. They noticed a brief period of silence before the marathon throughout his memory.

Only a few hours before the race, Daniel Hemric took over the No. 23 car from Ty Gibbs, who had been slated to drive it. Hemric cited “a family situation” as the reason for the substitution.

Statement made by Denny Hamlin on Twitter


“Today we will do what we don’t want to do, but we we will unite as a family and race for the name on our breast,” Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin tweeted.

“We are devastated by Coy Gibbs’ terrible passing. Jim France, the chairman and CEO of NASCAR, expressed his heartfelt condolences to Joe, Pat, Heather, the Gibbs family, and all of the employees at Joe Gibbs Racing on the passing of Coy, a genuine friend and racer.

Owners of the Washington Commanders Dan and Tanya Snyder issued a statement following Coy Gibbs’ demise during Sunday’s 20-17 loss to the Minnesota Vikings at FedEx Field.

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