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SportJ.D. Gibbs passes away at the age of 49

12:05  12 january  2019
12:05  12 january  2019 Source:   msn.com

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Joe Gibbs Racing confirmed the loss of J . D . (Jason Dean) Gibbs in a release that read as follows: "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

He was 49 . Gibbs ’ passing was announced by Joe Gibbs Racing, the family’s racing team, citing “complications following a long battle with a degenerative But it also included a pursuit of speed, with J . D . and his brother, Coy, taking an interest in go-karts, jet-skis and motorbikes in their young age .

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J.D. Gibbs, eldest son of Joe Gibbs and co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing, passed away earlier tonight due to complications following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease, per the team.

Joe Gibbs Racing confirmed the loss of J.D. (Jason Dean) Gibbs in a release that read as follows: "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.

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J . D . Gibbs , the elder son of former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs , died Friday at age 49 after a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease. The news was announced shortly after midnight Saturday by Joe Gibbs Racing, the family-owned NASCAR team that the Hall of Fame coach founded

Joe Gibbs ’ eldest son J . D . Gibbs dies at 49 from neurological disease. The Associated Press. Gibbs was co-founder of the NASCAR team that bears his fathers’ name and he largely ran the day-to-day He stepped away from JGR in 2015 when it was announced he was suffering from “conditions related

"Joe Gibbs Racing appreciates everyone's respect for privacy of the Gibbs family during this difficult time. Additional information regarding details for a memorial service will be forthcoming at a future date."

It was revealed in March of 2015 that J.D. was battling the disease. He was serving as president of JGR at the time. Earlier in life, he played defensive back and quarterback at William & Mary from 1987 to 1990 while his father Joe Gibbs coached the Washington Redskins, which he led to three Super Bowl titles.

Along with his managerial role within JGR as the eldest son of Joe Gibbs, J.D. also competed in NASCAR himself, participating in a combined 13 Xfinity and Truck Series races between 1997 and 2002. He even went over the wall as a crew member, winning the 1993 Daytona 500 as part of Dale Jarrett's team.

The NASCAR community has offered an outpouring of support following news of his passing.

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