American NASCAR driver Ty Gibbs won his first Xfinity Series race in February 2021; let’s get to know the race car driver’s father, age, IG and the rest of the family.
Stock car racing first originated over 70 years ago. Jeff Gordon, Darrell Waltrip, Bobby Allison are all big names in the sport. NASCAR has its headquarters in Daytona Beach, Florida as well as Charlotte, North Carolina. The latter is also the birthplace of Ty Gibbs.
Who is Ty Gibbs?
Ty Gibbs is an 18-year-old NASCAR racing driver. He won his first ever Xfinity Series race on February 20th, 2021 at Daytona International Speedway.
Ty was born on October 4th, 2002 and has three siblings.
He’s been NASCAR racing since 2017 where he competed in the CARS Late Model Stock series.
Ty Gibbs: Father and family
Ty clearly has racing in his blood as both his father, Coy Gibbs, was also a NASCAR driver.
Coy is 48 years old and during his NASCAR Xfinity Series career placed in the top 10 twice. During his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career, Coy placed in the top 10 21 times.
He has a wife named Heather and four children including Ty. His other children are called Elle, Case, and Jett as per his Instagram bio. Coy is the owner of Joe Gibbs Racing Motocross Team and he often posts photos of his family and racing life to IG.
Ty’s mum, Heather, is a Realtor at Dickens Mitchener Residential Real Estate according to LinkedIn.
Ty Gibbs’ grandfather, Joe, created his NASCAR team, Joe Gibbs Racing, in 1992. His team has won many NASCAR Cup Series championships. Ty drives a number 18 Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Meet Ty on Instagram
Eighteen-year-old Ty is on Instagram as @tygibbs_ with over 18,000 followers. He often takes to IG to share updates on his racing career and he also documented the lead-up, and the support shown, following his memorable Xfinity Series win in his stories.
The NASCAR race winner can also be found on Twitter @TyGibbs_ with over 11k followers.
Many took to Twitter to congratulate Ty on his win at Daytona International Speedway on February 20th. Fellow NASCAR driver Kyle Busch applauded Ty on his performance via Twitter. Ty replied: “It means a lot coming from you champ!”
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