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Jason Dean "J. D." Gibbs (February 21, 1969 – January 11, 2019) was an American professional stock car racing driver and co-owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. He also played college football at the College of William & Mary.

J. D. Gibbs
BornJason Dean Gibbs
(1969-02-21)February 21, 1969
Los Angeles, California
DiedJanuary 11, 2019(2019-01-11) (aged 49)
Davidson, North Carolina
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
5 races run over 2 years
1999 position130th
Best finish64th (1998)
First race1998 Diamond Hill Plywood 200 (Darlington)
Last race1999 Alltel 200 (Rockingham)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series career
8 races run over 3 years
2002 position93rd
Best finish49th (2000)
First race2000 Quaker State 200 (Memphis)
Last race2002 Craftsman Anniversary 200 (Darlington)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of January 11, 2019.

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Early life and football careerEdit

J. D. Gibbs was born on February 21, 1969, near Los Angeles, California. At the time his father, Joe Gibbs, was the assistant coach at the University of Southern California. His mother is the former Patricia Escobar. During Gibbs' childhood, he moved several times before settling in Washington, D.C. Once he graduated from Oakton High School, he attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. While attending, he was the defensive back and quarterback during the 1987–1990 seasons, as his father coached for the Washington Redskins. He helped the school team to two Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) playoff appearances; the team won ten games in his senior season.[1]

Racing careerEdit

After school, he became employed with Joe Gibbs Racing, a team his father started in July 1991. The team, with only six employees, started racing with Dale Jarrett as the driver in 1992. In 1993, Gibbs was a tire changer on the team and was part of the 1993 Daytona 500 winning team. In the mid-1990s, J. D. started racing in the NASCAR Camping World East Series, as well as late-model events in North Carolina. Afterward, he started racing in the Craftsman Truck Series and Busch Series. In 1998, Gibbs became president of his father's team. After being the president for six years, his father returned to the Redskins after a 12-year hiatus. In 2007, he was rejoined with his father, once he retired for the second time.[1]

Personal life and deathEdit

J. D. Gibbs was a resident of Davidson, North Carolina. He was married to his wife Melissa (née Miller), and had four sons, Joe Jackson, William Miller, Jason Dean II, and Zachary Taylor.[1] Gibbs had one younger brother, Coy.

In May 2015, it was announced that Gibbs was battling "conditions related to brain function". During the ensuing years, his public appearances and involvement in the team became less frequent as the symptoms slowly began to show. He died at his home on January 11, 2019. He is survived by his wife and four sons.[2]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Busch SeriesEdit

NASCAR Busch Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 NBSC Pts
1997 Joe Gibbs Racing 42 Pontiac DAY CAR RCH ATL LVS DAR HCY TEX BRI NSV TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV SBO GLN MLW MYB GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAL CAR
DNQ
HOM N/A -
1998 DAY CAR
DNQ
LVS NSV CAR
DNQ
ATL HOM 64th 203
Chevy DAR
29
BRI TEX HCY TAL NHA NZH CLT DOV RCH
DNQ
PPR MCH
DNQ
BRI DAR RCH
DNQ
DOV CLT GTY
DNQ
44 GLN
31
MLW MYB CAL
36
SBO
20
IRP
1999 18 Pontiac DAY CAR
41
LVS ATL
DNQ
DAR TEX NSV
DNQ
BRI TAL CAL NHA RCH NZH
DNQ
CLT DOV SBO 130th 40
8 GLN
DNQ
MLW MYB PPR GTY IRP MCH BRI DAR RCH DOV CLT CAR
42 MEM
DNQ
PHO HOM

Craftsman Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 NCTC Pts
2000 Joe Gibbs Racing 20 Chevy DAY HOM PHO MMR MAR PIR GTY MEM
28
PPR EVG TEX KEN GLN
31
MLW NHA NZH MCH
30
IRP NSV
24
CIC DOV
26
TEX CAL 49th 444
48 RCH
DNQ
2001 DAY HOM MMR MAR GTY DAR
23
PPR DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN NHA IRP NSH CIC NZH RCH
36
SBO TEX LVS PHO CAL 81st 149
2002 DAY DAR
31
MAR GTY PPR DOV TEX MEM MLW KAN KEN NHA MCH IRP NSH RCH TEX SBO LVS CAL PHO HOM 93rd 70

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c "J.D. GIBBS: President, Joe Gibbs Racing" (PDF). Z-line Designs. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 5, 2016. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  2. ^ DeGroot, Nick (January 12, 2019). "J.D. Gibbs passes away at the age of 49". Motorsport.com. Retrieved January 13, 2019.

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