Coy Gibbs

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Coy Gibbs
Born (1972-12-09) December 9, 1972 (age 41)
Huntersville, North Carolina, U.S.
NASCAR Nationwide Series career
39 race(s) run over 2 year(s)
Best finish 14th (2003)
First race 2002 Aaron's 312 (Talladega)
Last race 2003 Ford 300 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
58 race(s) run over 3 year(s)
Best finish 10th (2001, 2002)
First race 2000 NAPA 250 (Martinsville)
Last race 2002 Ford 200 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 21 0

Coy Randall Gibbs (born December 9, 1972) is a former NASCAR driver and assistant coach with the Washington Redskins. His father is Joe Gibbs, three-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championship owner and Pro Football Hall of Famer. Originally from Fayetteville, Arkansas, Gibbs currently lives in Cornelius, North Carolina with his wife Heather and their four children, sons Ty, Case and Jett plus daughter Elle.

Racing career[edit]

Gibbs made his NASCAR debut in the Craftsman Truck Series in 2000, sharing the driving duties of the #18 Chevrolet with his brother J.D. In 2001, he began racing a full-time schedule, posting two top-five finishes, and then finishing 10th in points the following year. In 2003, he replaced Mike McLaughlin in the NASCAR Busch Series, nailing down two top-ten finishes and was named runner-up in the Rookie of the Year honors, despite running the full Busch Series schedule unlike award winner, David Stremme. He retired from racing at the conclusion of the season.

Kevin Harvick incident[edit]

In 2002 Gibbs, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, made contact with Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick in a Truck Sreries race in Martinsville Speedway. A few laps later on a restart Harvick made contact resulting in Gibbs spinning around ending his race winning hopes. NASCAR reviewed radio comments by Harvick and parked Harvick for the remainder of the weekend and fined Harvick $35,000 for having intentionally wrecked Gibbs.[1] NASCAR determined that Harvick had violated his probation he was put on a month prior for an altercation with Greg Biffle.[2]

Football[edit]

Gibbs was a linebacker at Stanford University from 1991-1994.[3] He led the team in tackles his senior season. In 2004, after his father was re-hired as the Redskins coach, he joined the team as an Offensive Quality Control assistant, serving in that capacity until 2007.[4]

Ownership[edit]

In August 2007, Gibbs announced the formation of Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross (JGRMX). The raceshop for JGRMX will be less than 1 mile away from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams located in Huntersville, NC. Gibbs headed up the operation along with help from motocross industry veteran David Evans.

They have riders James Stewart and Davi Milsaps signed to race for 2012. JGRMX ran both riders in the Monster Energy Supercross series, and also the AMA National Motocross Championship.

Past riders have included:

  • Josh Hansen
  • Josh Summey
  • Cody Cooper
  • Josh Grant
  • Justin Brayton

Information[edit]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Busch Series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kurz, Hank Jr. (April 15, 2002). "NASCAR parks Harvick after truck incident". The Free Lance–Star. Fredricksburg, VA. p. B8. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  2. ^ Pearce, Al (April 15, 2002). "Most Agree: Harvick Got What Was Coming To Him". Daily Press. Newport News, VA. Retrieved 2014-03-03. 
  3. ^ Pockrass, Bob (January 31, 2014). "NFL and NASCAR: Former NFL stars who dabbled in stock-car racing". Sporting News. Retrieved March 2, 2014. 
  4. ^ Coy Gibbs to Return to Racing

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