Coy Gibbs, son of Joe Gibbs and a member of the NFL and NASCAR Halls of Fame, passed away on 6 November 2022. Let’s see how Joe Gibbs Racing’s co-owner died and Coy Gibbs cause of death in detail.
How did Coy Gibbs die?
Coy Gibbs, the younger son of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs and an executive of his father’s car racing team, died at the age of 49. He died only a few hours after his son won the Xfinity Series championship on Sunday morning.
“Coy Gibbs, the co-owner, passed away peacefully yesterday night, Joe Gibbs Racing has confirmed with deep grief. The family requests privacy at this time and appreciates all thoughts and prayers, the team said in a statement issued just before the start of the NASCAR season finale.”
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 Gibbs cause of death:
Coy Gibbs passed away suddenly in his sleep. Coy Gibbs cause of death was not revealed yet. Coy Gibbs, Joe Gibbs Racing’s vice chairman and chief operations officer, was in the Phoenix area on Saturday night to see his 20-year-old son Ty Gibbs’ victory in the Xfinity Series championship at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona.
After crashing teammate Brandon Jones at a race last week and depriving him of a chance to win the season championship, Ty Gibbs came under fire. After the race on Saturday, Coy Gibbs claimed that his son “doubled down and did his job” in the Xfinity Series finals after making “a tremendous mistake last week.”
Coy Gibbs remarked at the time that it was enjoyable to witness his son, one of their four children, win the race.
A moment of silence in honor of Coy Gibbs is held at Phoenix Raceway. pic.twitter.com/OeXHBMG71O
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) November 6, 2022
“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, Pat, Heather, the Gibbs family, and everyone at Joe Gibbs Racing on the loss of Coy, a true friend, and racer,” said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France.
Medico topics have been trying to reach out to the family and relatives for comment on the incident. So far no responses have been received. We will update the page once enough information is available. More information on Coy Gibbs cause of death will be added soon.
NASCAR corporation vice chairman death:
Joe Jackson Gibbs is an American auto racing team Joe Gibbs Racing team’s owner and former professional football coach. Both of Joe Gibbs’ sons have passed away. J.D. Gibbs passed away in 2019 at the age of 49 from a degenerative neurological condition. Coy Gibbs took over as vice chairman of the family-run NASCAR corporation from his elder brother.
In Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series finale at Phoenix Raceway, Denny Hamlin of Joe Gibbs Racing and Michael Jordan’s 23XI Racing were planning to field a car with Ty Gibbs behind the wheel. In the wake of his father’s passing, he backed out of that task, and Daniel Hemric took his place, placing 17th.
Before the Cup Series race on Sunday, NASCAR conducted a moment of silence in Coy Gibbs’ honor. Christopher Bell, a driver for Joe Gibbs Racing, was one of the four contenders for the season championship on Sunday; he came in 10th.
“You wake up this morning and you’re racing for a championship you’re happy, you’re elated and then your world comes crashing down,” Bell stated after the race, which was won by Joey Logano, who also took the season title. “Whenever you get news like, it definitely puts into perspective that there’s more to this, outside of racing,” Bell added. “The whole Gibbs family is in all of our prayers, and I’m thinking of them.”
Coy Gibbs career
From 1991 through 1994, Coy Gibbs was a linebacker for Stanford University in college football. Coy Gibbs spent several years as a driver, competing in NASCAR’s Xfinity Series and Truck Series after playing linebacker for Stanford. During his father’s second tenure as the Washington NFL coach, he worked as an offensive quality control assistant.
Before assisting his father in founding Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross in 2007, Gibbs had a brief racing career that included two years in the then-NASCAR Busch Series and three in the NASCAR Trucks Series. When J.D. Gibbs, the parent company’s president at the time, started experiencing neurological problems in 2014, Coy Gibbs was given more responsibility.
Coy Gibbs was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas. His wife Heather, and their four children resided in Cornelius, North Carolina.
Tributes to Coy Gibbs:
Franklin Graham tweeted,
Our thoughts and prayers are with @CoachJoeGibbs, former @NFL coach and owner of @JoeGibbsRacing, who lost his son Coy last night. Join me in praying for the entire family.
Supercross LIVE tweeted,
Our deepest condolences are extended to the Joe Gibbs Racing team and the Gibbs family upon hearing of the recent passing of Coy Gibbs. As founder and co-owner of the JGRMX Supercross/Pro Motocross team. Coy will be sadly missed.
Chris Barron tweeted,
Devastated to hear of the news about the passing of Coy Gibbs. Thoughts and prayers to Coach Joe Gibbs and his entire family. Parents aren’t supposed to be laying their children to rest.
Nicki Jhabvala tweeted,
Incredibly sad news. Coy Gibbs was only 49 — the same age as his brother, J.D., when he died in 2019.
It breaks my hearts the more I think about Ty Gibbs. Man’s had an emotional couple weeks no doubt. RIP Coy Gibbs.
Randy Tolsma tweeted,
Today I remember all the laughs I had with Coy Gibbs. I cannot fathom the pain felt by the entire Gibbs family. Such incredibly shocking news. Rest easy my friend. @JoeGibbsRacing
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