The Tragic Death Of NASCAR's Coy Gibbs

Coy Gibbs, vice chairman of the NASCAR team Joe Gibbs Racing, has died at the age of 49. He was a former racecar driver

for his father's team from 2002-2003. The family appreciates all the thoughts and prayers and asks for privacy at this time.

Coy Gibbs died just hours after his son, Ty Gibbs, won the NASCAR Xfinity Series championship race. His grandfather,

Joe Gibbs, noted that Ty would be disciplined for this incident. Ty Gibbs Pulled Out Of An Important Race. As a result of Coy's

unexpected death, Ty dropped out of the NASCAR Cup Series Championship in Avondale, Arizona (per CNN). As the news of his

death had not been made public yet, Ty, who drives for the 23XI team, cited "a family emergency" as his reason for doing so.

ESPN reported that driver Daniel Hemric stepped in as Ty's replacement for the season finale. When Coy's death was announced,