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SportNASCAR community mourns death of J.D. Gibbs

18:30  12 january  2019
18:30  12 january  2019 Source:   nbcsports.com

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

J.D. Gibbs passes away at the age of 49 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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NASCAR community mourns death of J.D. Gibbs© Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images for NASCAR

The NASCAR community was rocked by the death Friday of J.D. Gibbs, son of car owner Joe Gibbs and former president of Joe Gibbs Racing. J.D. Gibbs was 49.

The team stated that that Gibbs died after a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease.

Tributes poured in throughout NASCAR on social media.

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