Who are Ty Gibbs' parents? Racing family legacy explored

Eve Edwards May 30, 2021
Who are Ty Gibbs' parents? Racing family legacy explored
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Who are Ty Gibbs’ parents? As the young racing star wins his second NASCAR Xfinity Series victory in the sixth start of his career, we explore his family life.

On 29 May 2021, Ty won his second victory, recovering from a spin off Turn 4 to take the checkered flag in Saturday’s Alsco Uniforms 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

His success in the sport comes as no surprise, given that racing is in the family. Let’s take a look at who Ty Gibbs’ parents and grandparents are, in the wake of his recent success.

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Who are Ty Gibbs’ parents?

Ty Gibbs’ parents are Heather and Coy Randall Gibbs. Like Ty, Coy was also a NASCAR driver.

Coy Gibbs was born on 9 December 1972 in Huntersville, North Carolina. He is currently 48 years old as of publication date.

Heather and Coy have four children: sons Ty, Case and Jett, plus daughter Elle. Ty was born on 4 October 2002 and is currently 18 years old.

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Ty Gibbs’ father’s racing career

Coy Gibbs made his NASCAR debut in the Craftsman Truck Series in 2000. He competed alongside his brother, J.D.

The following year Coy was posting two top-five finishes, and then finishing 10th in points in 2002.

In 2003, Coy Gibbs was named Rookie Of the Year.

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Racing is a part of the Gibbs family, as Ty’s grandfather is Joe Gibbs. Joe Gibbs, born 25 November 1940, is an American auto racing team owner and former professional football coach.

After retiring from football coaching after the 1992 season, Joe Gibbs turned his attention to racing. He currently owns the team Joe Gibbs Racing, which has won five NASCAR Cup Series championships.

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