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Ty Gibbs Removed from 23XI Racing No. 23 at Phoenix After Family Emergency

It was reported on Sunday (Nov. 6) that Ty Gibbs will not drive 23XI Racing’s No. 23 Toyota Camry at Phoenix Raceway due to a family emergency.

Gibbs won the NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Phoenix race and 2022 championship on Saturday (Nov. 5), and has filled in for the injured Kurt Busch in 23XI Racing’s No. 45-turned-23 entry since Pocono Raceway, having made 15 NASCAR Cup Series starts thus far. His best result came at Michigan International Speedway, where he finished 10th.

Daniel Hemric, who has made eight Cup starts with Kaulig Racing in 2022, will fill in for Gibbs.

This is a breaking story and will be updated with any further information.

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Adam Cheek joined Frontstretch as a contributing writer in January 2019. A 2020 graduate of VCU, he works as a producer and talent for Audacy Richmond's radio stations. In addition to motorsports journalism, Adam also covered and broadcasted numerous VCU athletics for the campus newspaper and radio station during his four years there. He's been a racing fan since the age of three, inheriting the passion from his grandfather, who raced in amateur events up and down the East Coast in the 1950s.

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His father passed away from injuries sustained in vehicle accident

Thomas W Allen

Was his son driving?

Mary Jo

Nascar just announced that he died in his sleep last night. 😥🙏


It’s been reported Ty’s Dad passed away.

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