Sat. Dec 10th, 2022

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Coy Gibbs, co-owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, son of staff patriarch Joe Gibbs and father of NASCAR driver Ty Gibbs, has died on the age of 49, the racing staff 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 evening. The household appreciates all of the ideas and prayers and asks for privateness right now,” the staff mentioned through Twitter Sunday afternoon.

Joe Gibbs misplaced his different son, J.D. Gibbs, in 2019. He died, additionally on the age of 49, after a protracted battle with a degenerative neurological illness, in keeping with NASCAR.

The reason for Coy Gibb’s dying has not been introduced, however he died simply hours after his 20-year-old son, Ty Gibbs, gained the NASCAR Xfinity Sequence championship race.

Coy Gibbs spoke to the media about his son’s race Saturday, following a controversial week.

“Watching it as we speak, yeah, simply to see his willpower,” NASCAR quoted him as saying.

“I feel he’s obtained abilities and he’s decided. It undoubtedly made me proud. I feel it made my spouse — we had been each proud, simply because he simply hammered down and did his job. If he needs to do that for a dwelling, he’s going to discover ways to do this,” he added.

Coy Gibbs joined his father’s staff 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 staff, in keeping with NASCAR.

The information of Coy Gibbs’ dying 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 automobile in Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Sequence Championship Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona, was changed by driver Daniel Hemric simply hours earlier than the race, together with his 23XI Racing staff citing “a household emergency” because the trigger.

Denny Hamlin, certainly one of Joe Gibbs Racing’s most profitable drivers tweeted, “As we speak we are going to do what we don’t need to do, however we we are going to unite as a household and race for the title on our chest.”

NASCAR chairman and CEO Jim France mentioned 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 good friend and racer.”

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