Team president J.D. Gibbs speaks to the media during a news conference at Joe Gibbs Racing in Huntersville, N.C., on Jan. 24, 2013, as part of the NASCAR Sprint Cup Media Tour.© Chuck Burton/AP Photograph
Crew president J.D. Gibbs speaks to the media throughout a information convention at Joe Gibbs Racing in Huntersville, N.C., on Jan. 24, 2013, as a part of the NASCAR Dash Cup Media Tour.

J.D. Gibbs, eldest son of Joe Gibbs and co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing, handed away earlier tonight on account of issues following a protracted battle with a degenerative neurological illness, per the workforce.

Joe Gibbs Racing confirmed the lack of J.D. (Jason Dean) Gibbs in a launch that learn as follows: “It’s with nice unhappiness that we announce the passing of Joe Gibbs Racing Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, J.D. Gibbs, who handed away earlier tonight on the age of 49 from issues following a protracted battle with a degenerative neurological illness.

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“Joe Gibbs Racing appreciates everybody’s respect for privateness of the Gibbs household throughout this troublesome time. Extra data relating to particulars for a memorial service shall be forthcoming at a future date.”

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It was revealed in March of 2015 that J.D. was battling the illness. He was serving as president of JGR on the time. Earlier in life, he performed defensive again and quarterback at William & Mary from 1987 to 1990 whereas his father Joe Gibbs coached the Washington Redskins, which he led to a few Tremendous Bowl titles.

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Alongside together with his managerial position inside JGR because the eldest son of Joe Gibbs, J.D. additionally competed in NASCAR himself, taking part in a mixed 13 Xfinity and Truck Collection races between 1997 and 2002. He even went over the wall as a crew member, successful the 1993 Daytona 500 as a part of Dale Jarrett’s workforce. 

The NASCAR group has supplied an outpouring of help following information of his passing.

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