Joe Gibbs’ son Coy dies at the age of 49
Pro Football and NASCAR Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs’ family has suffered a tragedy. Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Sunday that Coy Gibbs, age 49, had died.
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
The death came hours after Coy Gibbs’ son and Joe’s grandson, Ty Gibbs, won the Xfinity Championship Saturday at Phoenix International Raceway.
Coy Gibbs was at the track and posed with his family for photos after the race.
(Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)
Coy Gibbs played football at Stanford.
Gibbs was a linebacker at Stanford University from 1991 to 1994. Gibbs made his NASCAR debut in the Truck Series in 2000, sharing the driving duties of the No. 18 Chevrolet with his brother, J.D., who died in 2019 from complications following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease, also at the age of 49.
In 2001, Coy began racing fulltime in the Truck Series … In 2004, after Joe Gibbs was re-hired as Washington’s coach, he joined the team as an Offensive Quality Control assistant, serving in that capacity until 2007.
Coy Gibbs founded the JGRMX team in 2008 and in 2016 was named to his current role of vice chairman and COO and overseeing the organization’s NASCAR programs.
Coy and his wife, Heather, have four children – Ty, Case, Jett and Elle.
Drivers with Joe Gibbs Racing tweeted their sympathies.
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. @JoeGibbsRacing
— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) November 6, 2022
Words can’t describe this day. Today was already going to be tough enough but it’s even more gut wrenching now. Heartbroken.
— Kyle Busch (@KyleBusch) November 6, 2022
A statement from NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France on the passing of Coy Gibbs. pic.twitter.com/Ja94LfO5C8
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) November 6, 2022