Denny Hamlin translated the statement from Joe Gibbs Racing into blunt form
20-year-old Ty Gibbs is set to enter his debut season in the NASCAR Cup Series. He’ll drive the No. 54 (formerly No. 18) for Joe Gibbs Racing.
View the statements from Joe Gibbs Racing and Denny Hamlin below.
Last season, Ty Gibbs drove to the win at Phoenix Raceway and collected the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship. Just hours later, his father, Coy Gibbs tragically passed away in his sleep at age 49.
The passing of Coy Gibbs came as a shock to the family and the NASCAR community. Needless to say, Gibbs and the rest of his family asked for privacy.
Ahead of the new season, just a few months since the tragic death, the team has reiterated that statement.
Coy Gibbs has passed; NASCAR team issues statement
Joe Gibbs Racing Statement
On Thursday night, Joe Gibbs Racing issued the following statement:
“As we start the new season, I want to thank the NASCAR community of their support of our family during these difficult times throughout the past couple of months.”
“We are still working through the grieving process, and it is still extremely difficult to discuss. While we are excited to start the new racing season, we hope everyone can continue to respect the privacy of our family.”
Denny Hamlin adds context to the statement above
Denny Hamlin is the driver of the No. 11 car for Joe Gibbs Racing. And there’s no need to read between the lines, Hamlin responded to the statement above with the following:
“For some of the media who don’t catch this drift, It means don’t ask the kid anymore questions about it.”
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