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 has announced.
“Joe Gibbs Racing has confirmed that Coy Gibbs (co-owner) was with the Lord in his sleep last night. The family appreciates all thoughts and prayers and has requested privacy at this time. I will,” said the team. twitter Sunday afternoon.
Joe Gibbs lost another son, JD Gibbs, in 2019, according to NASCAR. He died, also at age 49, after a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease.
Koy Gibb’s cause of death has not been released, but he died hours after his 20-year-old son, Ty Gibbs, won the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship race.
Koy Gibbs spoke to the media about his son’s race on Saturday after a controversial week.
NASCAR quoted him as saying, “I watched it today just to see his determination.
“I think he has the skills and the determination. It definitely made me proud. I think that’s what made me my wife — just because he was thrashed to work.” We were both proud. If he wanted to do this for a living, he would learn how,” he added.
According to NASCAR, Koy Gibbs joined his father’s team after completing his college football career at Stanford University. According to NASCAR, Coy and his JD Gibbs both worked at his Joe Gibbs Racing front office, and Coy Gibbs also raced for the team.
The news of Koy Gibbs’ death stunned the NASCAR world on the day of the final race of the season. A moment of silence was etched into his memory before the start of the race.
Ty Gibbs, who was scheduled to drive No. 23 at the NASCAR Cup Series Championship Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona on Sunday, was replaced by driver Daniel Hemric just hours before the race. cause.
Denny Hamlin, one of Joe Gibbs Racing’s most successful drivers murmured“We do things we don’t want to do today, but we unite as a family and compete for the name on our chest.”
“I am heartbroken over the tragic death of Coy Gibbs. On behalf of the French family and all of NASCAR, Joe, Pat, Heather, the Gibbs family and And to everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing, my deepest condolences for the loss of a true friend and racer, Coy.”
This story is a work in progress.