Coy Gibbs - NASCAR co-owner dies at 49! Tragic news after son wins Xfinity Series Championship!

07 Nov, 2022 Last Update 5 months ago
07 Nov, 2022 Last Update 5 months ago

Coy Gibbs, the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing died at the age of 49 on Sunday morning, the incident happened after his son Ty Gibbs won the Xfinity Series Championship.

The team shared a tweet on the microblogging platform twitter through their official account which officially confirmed Coy Gibbs's death shortly before the start of the NASCAR season finale and stated that the family appreciates the thoughts and prayers of all but also asked for private space at this time.

Below is the screenshot of the tweet shared.

Joe Gibbs has now lost both of his sons. J.D. Gibbs was the other son who died in 2019 because of some degenerative neurological disease, he was also 49 years old when he died after which Coy Gibbs succeeded his older brother and became the vice president of the family-run NASCAR organization.

More insights from the news!

Jim France, chairman, and CEO of NASCAR on the tragic incident said that we all are heartbroken at the tragic loss of Coy Gibbs, his family along with all the others from NASCAR extend their deepest condolences to the family of a true friend as well as a racer.

NASCAR also held a moment of silence on Sunday for Coy Gibbs at Phoenix Raceway before Cup Championship, Christopher Bell was racing for the title on behalf of the Joe Gibbs Racing team said you wake up in the morning, you are racing for the championship, you are happy and suddenly your world crashes down. Getting news like this puts you in a perspective that there is much more outside of racing. 

Kyle Busch, who had been with the team for almost 15 years was competing in his final race and where he was seen crying on the pit road before the start race as he had shared various as well as precious memorable moments with Coy Gibbs over the years.

Joe Gibbs Racing’s driver Denny Hamilton shared a tweet on the incident of Coy Gibbs's death in which he described that we do not want to race this Sunday, but we will.

This was all described by the racer in his own words which can be seen below in the screenshot of the Tweet shared by him.

Coy Gibbs's son Ty Gibbs was scheduled to drive the No. 23 for the 23XI Racing but was replaced at that very moment by Daniel Hemric, 23XI Racing team called this “a family emergency” when Ty Gibbs was replaced.

Jackson Gibbs, son of the late J.D. Gibbs was seen on Sunday with Christopher Bell’s pit crew and worked hard throughout the day during the time of the race.

Coy Gibbs’s death shook everyone at NASCAR as he had worked out quite well with his 20-year-old son through the week and helped in winning the Xfinity title on Saturday. His son was expected to name as a replacement for Kyle Busch in the team despite wrecking his teammate last week out of the lead in the final lap.

Common FAQs

  • Coy Gibbs

Answer - Coy Randall Gibbs (December 9, 1972 – November 6, 2022) was an American NASCAR driver, an assistant coach with the Washington Redskins, and co-owner of Joe Gibbs Racing.

  • Coy Gibbs death

Answer - Coy Gibbs, son of Joe Gibbs and vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing, died Sunday morning hours after his son Ty won the NASCAR Xfinity Championship.

  • Coy Gibbs's death cause

Answer - Joe Gibbs Racing confirmed Gibbs's death Sunday, saying Coy Gibbs died “in his sleep last night.”

  • Coy Gibbs’s death news

Answer - Coy Gibbs, the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs Racing for his NFL and NASCAR Hall of Fame father, died Sunday morning in his sleep.

  • Coy Gibbs father

Answer - Coy Gibbs was the son of Joe Gibbs, a five-time NASCAR Cup Series championship-winning owner and Pro Football Hall of Famer.