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Ty Gibbs Recalls Toughest Moments with Grandpa and Dad

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Ty Gibbs, grandson of Joe Gibbs, one of the most successful team owners in NASCAR history, has celebrated numerous significant victories in his racing career. On November 5, 2022, Ty Gibbs achieved a milestone by clinching the Xfinity Series championship at Phoenix Raceway. However, this moment of triumph was overshadowed by tragedy when Ty Gibbs faced the sudden death of his father, Coy Gibbs, just hours after winning the championship.

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Recently, Ty Gibbs reminisced about his father and grandfather, Joe Gibbs, on Harvick Happy Hour. He shared anecdotes about his interactions with them, including a playful incident involving shooting his brother with an airsoft gun. Ty recalled how this incident led to the rare sight of his grandfather, Joe Gibbs, displaying anger, showing his teeth.

Additionally, Ty recounted a memory of creating makeshift bicycles, only to have his father swiftly dispose of them after Ty caused a wreck while riding. These anecdotes provide glimpses into the dynamic relationships within the Gibbs family, highlighting moments of both joy and discipline.

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Ty Gibbs: Victory and Tragedy

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The last time NASCAR fans saw Ty Gibbs, he was triumphantly standing with his team at Phoenix Raceway after winning the 2022 Xfinity Series championship. The elation of victory filled the air as Ty celebrated his remarkable achievement on the track. However, within hours, that celebratory mood shockingly vanished when tragedy struck—his father, Coy Gibbs, unexpectedly passed away in his sleep12.

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NASCAR paid tribute to Coy Gibbs before the start of the Cup championship race at Phoenix Raceway. The entire racing community stood united in honoring a true friend and racer.

Despite the heartache, the JGR team rallied together. Denny Hamlin tweeted, “Today we will do what we don’t want to do, but we will unite as a family and race for the name on our chest.” The tight-knit atmosphere established by J.D. Gibbs continues to resonate within the team.

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I'm Moin Akhunji, a passionate sports writer renowned for my unique storytelling approach. My expertise spans across various sports, notably NASCAR, F1, and IndyCar. I hold a profound admiration for athletes like Chase Elliott and Dale Earnhardt Jr. When I'm not crafting articles, you'll likely find me trekking in the hills, indulging in my favorite hobby.
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