“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 shared to social media Sunday afternoon.
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.
— Joe Gibbs Racing (@JoeGibbsRacing) November 6, 2022
Coy was in attendance at the Phoenix Raceway on Saturday to witness his son’s win. Ty was scheduled to race in the Cup Series race on Sunday, but withdrew due to the family emergency. He was replaced by former Joe Gibbs Racing Xfinity Series driver Daniel Hemric.
Coy’s father, Joe Gibbs, is a former NFL coach who switched his focus to NASCAR in 1992 after leading the Washington Redskins to three Super Bowl titles. In 2004, Gibbs returned to coaching in the NFL and left his son J.D. Gibbs in charge of the Joe Gibbs Racing team.
Coy Gibbs was preceded in death by his brother J.D. who was also 49-years-old at the time of his death in 2019. Coy is survived by his wife, Heather, and four children, Ty, Elle, Case and Jett.
Members of the NASCAR community showed an outpouring of support for the Gibbs family on Sunday with statements posted on social media. A moment of silence was also observed prior to the start of Sunday’s race.
A statement from NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France on the passing of Coy Gibbs. pic.twitter.com/Ja94LfO5C8
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) November 6, 2022
Our thoughts are with Joe Gibbs Racing and the Gibbs family today. Coy Gibbs was 49. pic.twitter.com/vTc3vU8RzE
— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) November 6, 2022
An emotional Kyle Busch on his final race with Joe Gibbs Racing and what he will remember about Coy Gibbs: pic.twitter.com/nZM1ZPFxwl
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) November 7, 2022
My heart and prayers are with the Gibbs family today.
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) November 6, 2022
Coy Gibbs – a true friend and inspiration to us all. We are sending our thoughts and prayers to Heather, Ty, Coach, the entire Gibbs family and @JoeGibbsRacing organization. pic.twitter.com/sFuh9LKXxU
— Sam Hunt Racing (@Team_SHR26) November 6, 2022
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