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Coy Gibbs Coy Gibbs, the co-owner and owner of NASCAR’s Joe Gibbs Racing, dies at age 49.

Coy Gibbs Coy Gibbs, the co-owner and owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, son of the team’s the patriarch Joe Gibbs and father of NASCAR driver Ty Gibbs, has died at the age 49, the team announced.

“It is with great sadness we announce that Joe Gibbs Racing confirms that Coy Gibbs (co-owner) passed away at the feet of the Lord in his sleeping the night before. The family is grateful for all the prayers and thoughts and requests to be kept in the loop at this point,” the team said via Twitter on Sunday afternoon.

Joe Gibbs lost his other son, J.D. Gibbs in the year the year 2019. He diedin the year 2019 aged 49 years old, following an extensive battle with neurodegenerative disease as reported by NASCAR.

The reason for Coy Gibb’s death hasn’t been revealed, however the death occurred just hours after his son of 20 years, Ty Gibbs, won the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship race.

Coy Gibbs talked to the media about his son’s race , which took place on Saturday after a week that was polarizing.

“Watching it today, yeah, just to see his determination,” NASCAR quoted the driver as declaring.

“I believe he’s got the skills and he’s a determined. I was definitely proud of him. I’m sure it pleased my wife feel proud. We felt both proud because he was able to hammer down and completed his task. If he’s interested in doing this as a profession then he’ll have to be able to master this,” he added.

Coy Gibbs was a part of his father’s team after completing an athletic career in college in Stanford University, according to NASCAR. Coy along with J.D. Gibbs both were employed in the office front for Joe Gibbs Racing, and Coy Gibbs also raced for the team, as per NASCAR.

The announcement of Coy Gibbs’s death has left the NASCAR world in shock at the time of the last race for the year. The moment of silent silence dedicated to his memory prior to the race began.

Ty Gibbs, who was scheduled to be driving the No. 23 car at the race on Sunday at NASCAR Cup Series Championship Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona, was substituted by racer Daniel Hemric just hours before the race. His 23XI Racing team citing “a family emergency” as the reason.

Denny Hamlin, one of Joe Gibbs Racing’s most popular drivers, posted on Twitter “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.”

NASCAR chief executive officer and chairman Jim France said in a statement “We are deeply grieved over the loss tragically of Coy Gibbs. In the name of the France Family and the entire organization of NASCAR I offer my sincerest condolences on behalf of Joe, Pat, Heather and the Gibbs family, and the entire team who works at Joe Gibbs Racing in the wake of losing Coy who was an ardent friend and racer.



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