Coy Gibbs, co-owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, son of group patriarch Joe Gibbs and father of NASCAR driver Ty Gibbs, has died on the age of 49, the racing group introduced.
“It’s with nice sorrow that Joe Gibbs Racing confirms that Coy Gibbs (co-owner) went to be with the Lord in his sleep final night time. The household appreciates all of the ideas and prayers and asks for privateness presently,” the group stated through Twitter Sunday afternoon.
Joe Gibbs misplaced his different son, J.D. Gibbs, in 2019. He died, additionally on the age of 49, after an extended battle with a degenerative neurological illness, in keeping with NASCAR.
The reason for Coy Gibb’s loss of life has not been introduced, however he died simply hours after his 20-year-old son, Ty Gibbs, gained the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship race.
Coy Gibbs spoke to the media about his son’s race Saturday, following a controversial week.
“Watching it immediately, yeah, simply to see his willpower,” NASCAR quoted him as saying.
“I believe he’s acquired expertise and he’s decided. It undoubtedly made me proud. I believe it made my spouse — we had been each proud, simply because he simply hammered down and did his job. If he desires to do that for a residing, he’s going to learn to do this,” he added.
Coy Gibbs joined his father’s group after ending a school soccer profession at Stanford College, in keeping with NASCAR. Coy and J.D. Gibbs each labored within the entrance workplace of Joe Gibbs Racing, and Coy Gibbs additionally raced for the group, in keeping with NASCAR.
The information of Coy Gibbs’ loss of life left the NASCAR world surprised on the day of the ultimate race of the season. A second of silence was held his reminiscence earlier than the beginning of the race.
Ty Gibbs, who was slated to drive the No. 23 automotive in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series Championship Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona, was changed by driver Daniel Hemric simply hours earlier than the race, together with his 23XI Racing group citing “a household emergency” because the trigger.
Denny Hamlin, one in all Joe Gibbs Racing’s most profitable drivers tweeted, “At the moment we’ll do what we don’t need to do, however we we’ll unite as a household and race for the identify on our chest.”
NASCAR chairman and CEO Jim France stated in a press release, “We’re heartbroken by the tragic lack of Coy Gibbs. On behalf of the France Household and all of NASCAR, I prolong my deepest condolences to Joe, Pat, Heather, the Gibbs household and everybody at Joe Gibbs Racing on the lack of Coy, a real buddy and racer.”
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