It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Joe Gibbs Racing Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, J.D. Gibbs, who passed away earlier tonight at the age of 49 from complications following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease.
Heartbreaking news for the NASCAR world. J.D. Gibbs, Joe Gibbs Racing Co-Founder and Co-Chairman, died Friday night following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. He was 49 years old.
Heartbroken for the entire Gibbs family. J.D. was a great person – a family man who loved sports & racing in particular. He played a big part in my career, both as a driver & as a team owner. When he asked how you were doing, he genuinely cared. I'll miss that the most. https://t.co/fnYndYp3uy
I'll remember J.D. Gibbs often trying to get out of answering a tough question by saying, "I just work here." ... You would want to respond "C'mon, man" but he said it in such a way that made you laugh a little before trying to get the answer. He was always polite. RIP.
Devastated after hearing the passing of J.D. Gibbs 💔 I can’t begin to tell you all how incredible of a guy he was and there is no way I would be where I am today without him. That man made such an impact on the entire outcome of my life. You will forever be in our hearts
J.D. Gibbs wasn't only a great leader at JGR, he was one of the greatest people I've ever met and he spread that quality to many people he touched. I'll forever remember what he did for me and my career as well as his influence on others. Sad, but I know he's in a better place.
Sending my best wishes to the Gibbs family.
You would be hard-pressed to find a race track, NASCAR or short track, where someone wasn't positively affected by J.D. He loved the sport and the people in it. https://t.co/EuZ7c4u8nk
Our thoughts and prayers are with the Gibbs family and the @JoeGibbsRacing family.
No matter what team or driver you cheer for, the racing community is one big family and J.D. will be missed. https://t.co/FbS95qShFO
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Lamentamos mucho dar este tipo de noticias.
J.D. Gibbs, hijo mayor de Joe Gibbs y cofundador de Joe Gibbs Racing, falleció anoche debido a complicaciones tras una larga batalla con una enfermedad neurológica degenerativa.