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Coy Randall Gibbs  

By  Jamesh             May 19, 2020

  Coy Randall Gibbs (December 9, 1972 – November 6, 2022) was an American NASCAR driver, assistant coach with the Washington Redskins, and co-owner of Joe Gibbs Racing.

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 He was the son of Joe Gibbs, five-time NASCAR Cup Series championship-winning owner and Pro Football Hall of Famer. Originally from Fayetteville, Arkansas, Gibbs lived in Cornelius, North Carolina with his wife Heather and their four children, sons Ty, Case, and Jett, and daughter Elle.

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Gibbs played college football as a linebacker at Stanford University from 1991 to 1994.  He led the Cardinall in tackles as a senior

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Gibbs made his NASCAR debut in the Craftsman Truck Series in 2000, sharing the driving duties of the No. 18 Chevrolet with his brother J. D. In 2001, he began racing a full-time schedule, posting two top-five finishes, and finishing 10th in points both in 2001 and 2002.

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One of Gibbs’ more notable moments in NASCAR came in 2002, when he and Kevin Harvick raced in the spring Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway. Gibbs, driving the #18 truck for his father’s team, made contact with Harvick, who was driving the #6 truck that he owned, during the race.

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In August 2007, Gibbs announced the formation of Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross (JGRMX) competing in the AMA motocross and supercross championships. The raceshop for JGRMX was than 1 mile away from the NASCAR Cup Series teams located in Huntersville, North Carolina.

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Gibbs died in his sleep on November 6, 2022, at the age of 49, the night during which his son Ty won the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series championship

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