Coy Gibbs: 1972-2022
Former NASCAR driver and current team co-owner Coy Gibbs passed in his sleep last night. He was 49 years old.
Just hours before, his son, Ty Gibbs drove to victory at Phoenix Raceway. He also claimed the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship.
Coy was a former NASCAR driver with his last race coming in 2003. He drove for Joe Gibbs Racing in the Xfinity Series.
Coy Gibbs was the son of Joe Gibbs. It’s the second son lost by Joe Gibbs after JD Gibbs passed in 2019, also at age 49.
He was at Phoenix Raceway on Saturday. He even posed with his son and the NASCAR Xfinity Series trophy after the win.
Joe Gibbs Racing: Statement
Joe Gibbs Racing issued the following statement:
“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.”
After winning the Xfinity Series championship yesterday, Ty Gibbs was set to climb behind the wheel of the No. 23 in the NASCAR Cup Series at Phoenix Raceway. This afternoon, the team posted an update that Daniel Hemric would drive the machine.
23XI Racing statement:
“Due to a family emergency, Ty Gibbs will not be racing in the No. 23 Monster Energy Toyota at Phoenix Raceway. In his place, Daniel Hemric will be competing in the No. 23 car today.”
Denny Hamlin: “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 chest.”
Kyle Busch: “Words can’t describe this day. Today was already going to be tough enough but it’s even more gut wrenching now. Heartbroken.”
Jim France (NASCAR CEO): “We are heartbroken by the tragic loss of Coy Gibbs. On behalf of the France Family and all of NASCAR, I extend my deepest condolences to Joe, Pet, Heather, the Gibbs family and everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing on the loss of Coy, a true friend and racer.”