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Coy Gibbs, JGR vice chairman, passes away; son Ty to miss Phoenix

AVONDALE, ARIZ. — Joe Gibbs Racing confirmed Sunday afternoon that vice chairman Coy Gibbs has passed away. Coy was 49.

Coy is the father of NASCAR Xfinity Series champion Ty Gibbs. As a driver himself, Coy also scored 2 top-10 finishes in 39 Xfinity starts – and 6 top-5s, 21 top-10s and 103 laps led in 58 Truck starts.

Coy’s father is Joe Gibbs. Joe lost another son in 2019 when J.D. passed away. He was also 49.

Ty Gibbs will be replaced by Daniel Hemric for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series finale at Phoenix.

All other Toyota drivers will race on, including Christopher Bell who will go for his first Cup championship.

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