At 3pm ET, JGR released the following statement:
“It’s very sad. Joe Gibbs Racing Coy Gibbs (co-owner) confirmed that he went to be with the Lord in his sleep last night. The family appreciates all thoughts and prayers and requests privacy at this time.
Both Coy’s father, JGR owner Joe Gibbs, and his son, Ty, returned to North Carolina ahead of Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series championship race.
Christopher BellOne of JGR’s Cup drivers is one of four vying for the series title in Sunday’s race.
On Saturday night, Coy was at Phoenix Raceway as his 20-year-old son Ty, driving for the family team, won his seventh race of the year.
“I’ve been in different sports before. Ty didn’t,” Coe said after the race. “So, it was more about watching him and seeing how he reacts during the day. After making a big mistake last week, I think he doubled down and did the job.
“It was fun to watch.”
Coy, the son of NASCAR and NFL Hall of Famer Joe Gibbs, is a former NASCAR driver and assistant coach for the NFL’s Washington Chiefs.
Gibbs was a linebacker at Stanford University from 1991 to 1994. Gibbs made his NASCAR debut in a truck in 2000, sharing the 18 Chevrolet car driving duties with his brother JD. He died in 2019 of complications after a long battle. With degenerative nerve disease, also at the age of 49.
In the year In 2001, Coy began racing full-time in a truck, posting two top-five finishes and finishing 10th in the series standings the following year. In the year He replaced Mike McLaughlin in 2003 with two top-10 finishes in what is now the Xfinity Series.
In the year In 2004, after Joe Gibbs was rehired as Washington’s head coach, he served the team as an offensive quality control assistant until 2007.
Coy Gibbs founded the JGRMX team in 2008 and in 2016 was named to his current role as Vice Chairman and COO, overseeing the organization’s NASCAR programs.
Coy and his wife Heather have four children – Ty, Case, Jet and Elle.