Joe Gibbs Racing announced Sunday afternoon that team co-owner Coy Gibbs, father to Ty and son to Joe, had passed away overnight at the age of 49.
Gibbs was the vice chairman and chief operating officer for Joe Gibbs Racing. He was in attendance Saturday at Phoenix Raceway as Ty Gibbs claimed the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship.
Many members of the NASCAR and larger sports community posted their condolences on social media.
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
A statement from NASCAR Chairman and CEO Jim France on the passing of Coy Gibbs. pic.twitter.com/Ja94LfO5C8
— NASCAR (@NASCAR) November 6, 2022
— Toyota Racing (@ToyotaRacing) 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
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
— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) November 6, 2022
Congrats to @joeylogano and the 22 team. They were the class of the field and deserving champions. Right now my focus is being with my @JoeGibbsRacing family and trying to process the news of Coy’s passing. We are all so heartbroken.
— Christopher Bell (@CBellRacing) November 7, 2022
Been a really tough day. Hate we couldn’t have a better result. None of that matters at the end of the day. Heart goes out to Ty, Coach, Pat and the entire Gibbs family. Coy was always great to me!
Hug your loved ones a little tighter tonight!
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) November 7, 2022
— Kurt Busch (@KurtBusch) November 6, 2022
Sending all of our love and prayers to the Gibbs family and Joe Gibbs Racing. https://t.co/Fz4qck4qfJ
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) November 6, 2022
RIP Coy Gibbs🙏🏻
— Bobby Labonte (@Bobby_Labonte) November 6, 2022
Everyone at Mars is devastated to hear of the passing of Coy Gibbs. Our thoughts are with Coach, the Gibbs family and the entire JGR organization during this difficult time.
— M&M'S (@mmschocolate) November 6, 2022
— Brad Keselowski (@keselowski) November 6, 2022
Heartbroken for The Gibbs family and everyone @JoeGibbsRacing. Thoughts and prayers to them all. 🙏
— Clint Bowyer (@ClintBowyer) November 6, 2022
Thinking and praying for the entire Gibbs family today.
— Chase Briscoe (@ChaseBriscoe_14) November 6, 2022
My heart and prayers are with the Gibbs family today.
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) November 6, 2022
— Steve Letarte (@SteveLetarte) November 6, 2022
Prayers to the Gibbs family
— Noah Gragson (@NoahGragson) November 6, 2022
Praying for the Gibbs family. That was chilling news yesterday, and my thoughts are with Ty and their whole family.
— William Byron (@WilliamByron) November 7, 2022
My thoughts and prayers to the Gibbs family and @JoeGibbsRacing 🙏
— Kyle Larson (@KyleLarsonRacin) November 7, 2022