Coy Gibbs Biography

Coy Randall Gibbs (December 9, 1972 – November 6, 2022) Coy Randall Gibbs (December 9, 1972 – November 6, 2022) During his time in the United States, [3] competed in NASCAR, worked as an assistant coach for the Washington Redskins, and was a co-owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. Joe Gibbs, a five-time winner of the NASCAR Cup Series owner championship and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is the driver’s son. Gibbs and his wife, Heather, and their four children, sons Ty, Case, and Jett, and daughter Elle, resided in Cornelius, North Carolina. Gibbs was originally from Fayetteville, which is located in the state of Arkansas.


Between the years 1991 and 1994, Gibbs played linebacker for Stanford University.  During his senior year, he was the team leader in tackles made. After his father was re-hired as the Redskins coach in 2004, he joined the team in the same year as an Offensive Quality Control assistant and he remained in that role until the end of the 2007 season.

Racing career 

Gibbs made his debut in NASCAR in the Craftsman Truck Series in the year 2000. He and his brother J. D. shared the driving duties of the No. 18 Chevrolet throughout that season. In 2001, he started competing in races on a full-time basis, and in both 2001 and 2002, he finished 10th in the points standings overall. He had two finishes inside the top five. In 2003, he took over for Mike McLaughlin in the Busch Series. That year, he had two finishes in the top ten and finished in second place in the Rookie of the Year competition, which was won by David Stremme. At the end of the season, he decided to hang up his racing shoes for good.

Kevin Harvick incident 

In the year 2000, Gibbs made his first appearance in a NASCAR race, which took place in the Craftsman Truck Series. During the entirety of that racing season, he and his brother J. D. took turns behind the wheel of the No. 18 Chevrolet. He began competing in races on a full-time basis in 2001, and in both 2001 and 2002, he finished tenth overall in the points standings for the competition. In 2001, he won the championship. Two of his finishes were inside the top five for the race. In 2003, he replaced Mike McLaughlin as the driver competing in the Busch Series. In that year, he had two finishes that were in the top ten, and he came in second place in the competition for Rookie of the Year, which was won by David Stremme. At the end of the season, he made the decision to permanently hang up his racing shoes and retire from the sport.

Motorcycle racing team 

Joe Gibbs made the announcement that he was forming Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross (JGRMX) in August of 2007, with the intention of entering the AMA motocross and supercross championships.  In the city of Huntersville, North Carolina, the raceshop for JGRMX was less than one mile away from the NASCAR Cup Series teams. [10] Gibbs was in charge of the operation, and he had assistance from David Evans, a veteran of the motocross industry.


Gibbs passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 6, 2022, at the age of 49, the same night that his son Ty won the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship. Gibbs passed away on the night that his son won the championship.  There has been no word on what caused the person’s passing. It was just prior to the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series Championship Race when the news of his passing was made public, and in his honor, a moment of silence was observed during the race.  Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch, and Joey Logano, who ended up winning the race, were among the drivers who paid tribute to Joe Gibbs both before and after the race. Joey Logano also dedicated his victory in the race and the championship to Gibbs.