Coy Gibbs

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Coy Gibbs
BornCoy Randall Gibbs
(1972-12-09) December 9, 1972 (age 46)
Huntersville, North Carolina
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
39 races run over 2 years
Best finish14th (2003)
First race2002 Aaron's 312 (Talladega)
Last race2003 Ford 300 (Homestead)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 2 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
58 races run over 3 years
Best finish10th (2001, 2002)
First race2000 NAPA 250 (Martinsville)
Last race2002 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, four-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 slight contact with Richard Childress Racing driver Kevin Harvick in a Truck Series race in Martinsville Speedway. A few laps later on a restart Harvick made contact resulting in Gibbs spinning around, ending his race winning hopes. Gibbs was running 3rd at the time and believed he could have won the race. 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]

Motorcycle racing team[edit]

In August 2007, Gibbs announced the formation of Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross (JGRMX) competing in the AMA motocross and supercross championships.[5][6] The raceshop for JGRMX will be less than 1 mile away from the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams located in Huntersville, North Carolina.[5] Gibbs headed up the operation along with help from motocross industry veteran David Evans. The team had riders James Stewart and Davi Milsaps signed to race for the 2012 season.

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]

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 NBSC Pts
2002 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 Pontiac DAY CAR LVS DAR BRI TEX NSH TAL
41
CAL RCH NHA NZH CLT DOV NSH KEN
14
MLW DAY CHI GTY PPR IRP MCH BRI
27
DAR RCH DOV 61st 416
Chevy KAN
21
CLT MEM
30
ATL CAR PHO HOM
2003 18 Pontiac DAY
39
TAL
9
DAY
17
14th 3213
Chevy CAR
14
LVS
16
DAR
14
BRI
27
TEX
10
NSH
30
CAL
13
RCH
24
GTY
36
NZH
21
CLT
24
DOV
25
NSH
31
KEN
15
MLW
24
CHI
20
NHA
19
PPR
17
IRP
25
MCH
37
BRI
22
DAR
23
RCH
20
DOV
18
KAN
21
CLT
26
MEM
25
ATL
25
PHO
28
CAR
33
HOM
31

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 NCWTC Pts
2000 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 Chevy DAY HOM PHO MMR MAR
18
PIR GTY
32
MEM PPR
19
EVG TEX KEN
19
GLN MLW
28
NHA
16
NZH
24
MCH IRP
DNQ
CIC
13
RCH
DNQ
DOV
33
TEX
34
CAL
29
27th 1226
48 NSV
16
2001 20 DAY
7
HOM
11
MMR
13
MAR
DNQ
GTY
22
DAR
15
PPR
31
DOV
5
TEX
7
MEM
5
MLW
13
KAN
9
KEN
19
NHA
14
IRP
13
NSH
10
CIC
23
NZH
20
RCH
18
SBO
12
TEX
7
LVS
12
PHO
31
CAL
14
10th 2875
Ware Racing Enterprises 51 Chevy MAR
26
2002 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 Chevy DAY
28
DAR
23
MAR
21
GTY
22
PPR
9
DOV
6
TEX
8
MEM
8
MLW
3
KAN
3
KEN
7
NHA
6
MCH
7
IRP
18
NSH
12
RCH
6
TEX
2
SBO
4
LVS
15
CAL
6
PHO
6
HOM
12
10th 3010

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. Archived from the original on May 22, 2013. Retrieved March 2, 2014.
  4. ^ Coy Gibbs to Return to Racing[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ a b "NASCAR drivers, Joe Gibbs get behind Supercross". usatoday.com. Retrieved 28 June 2016.
  6. ^ "JGRMX Team". jgrmx.com. Retrieved 28 June 2016.

External links[edit]

  • Coy Gibbs driver statistics at Racing-Reference