Hours after his son Ty won the Xfinity series, Coy Gib passed away on Sunday morning. He was 49 at the time of his demise. The nature of his death is not known.
Who is Coy Gibbs?
Born in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Coy Gibbs was the vice chairman of Joe Gibbs racing, which his father launched in 2007. Before being the vice chairman, he was a racer for a short time. He was married to Heather, and they were blessed with four children.
What happened to Coy Gibbs?
Joe Gibbs Racing confirmed the news of the vice chairman’s death through social media, stating that Coy Gibbs passed away in his sleep and requested everyone to respect the family’s privacy. According to the reports, he passed away in his sleep on Sunday morning, hours after his son won the Xfinity series on Saturday. Ty Gibbs, who was scheduled for 23XI racing, was replaced due to his father’s passing. The nature of his death is not confirmed yet.
NASCAR held a moment of silence for Coy before starting the cup championship. NASCAR chairman and CEO Jim France stated that they are heartbroken at the tragic loss of Coy Gibbs and extend their deepest condolences to his family and friends. Many have conveyed their deep sadness and shock over the death of the vice chairman through social media.
How did Coy Gibbs die?
Coy Gibbs passed away in his sleep. The nature of his death is not confirmed yet. It was reported that he passed away on Sunday morning.
Cause of Coy Gibbs death:
The nature of Coy Gibbs’ death is not known. According to the statement, he passed away in his sleep.
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