J. D. Gibbs Wiki
J. D. Gibbs Bio
|Jason Dean “J. D.” Gibbs was born on February 21st, 1969 and died on January 11th, 2019. He was the elder son of former Washington Redskins coach, Joe Gibbs. J.D. was also a stock car racing driver and co-owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. After being born near Los Angeles, California, his family moved several times. After attending high school, he started to play football at The College of William & Mary.|
|J. D. Gibbs Born||He was born on February 21st, 1969 in Los Angeles, California|
|J. D. Gibbs Died||He died on January 11th, 2019 (aged 49) in Davidson, North Carolina|
|J. D. Gibbs Cause of death||Degenerative Neurological Disease|
|J. D. Gibbs Wife||Melissa|
|J. D. Gibbs Children||Zachary Taylor, Joe Jackson, William Miller, Jason Dean II|
|J. D. Gibbs Parents||Joe Gibbs, Pat Gibbs|
|J. D. Gibbs Net Worth||He had an estimated Net Worth of $ 11.1 Million as at the time of his death|
J. D. Gibbs Early life and football career
J. D. Gibbs was born in Los Angeles, California. His father, Joe Gibbs, was the assistant coach at the University of Southern California at the time he was born. His mother is the late Patricia Escobar. In his childhood, his family relocated several times before settling in Washington, D. C. After graduating from Oakton High School; he attended The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. While in college, 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, which his team won ten games in his senior season.
J. D. Gibbs Racing career (NASCAR)
After school, he became employed with Joe Gibbs Racing, a team his father founded in July 1991. The team, with only six employees, started racing with the racing driver, Dale Jarrett in 1992. In 1993, Gibbs was a tire changer on the team and was part of the 1993 Daytona 500 winning team. Then 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 the family’s NASCAR business, J.D. was more than his father’s right-hand man. He was named the president of Joe Gibbs Racing in 1997. J.D. was instrumental in expanding the business from a single-car team to a force in NASCAR that has won four championships at the elite Cup level. His younger brother, Coy, 46, was also involved in the team and raced for a time in NASCAR’s truck series.
J.D. Gibbs was warmly regarded throughout NASCAR — held in high regarding by corporate executives, racecar drivers, mechanics and media alike.
He took on added responsibilities in 2004 that enabled his father, who had retired as coach of the Redskins after the 1992 season, to return for a second stint as Washington’s head coach.
J. D. Gibbs Wife (Melissa ), Children
J. D. Gibbs resided in Davidson, North Carolina. He was married to his wife Melissa and had four sons: Joe Jackson, William Miller, Jason Dean II, and Zachary Taylor.
J. D. Gibbs Death and Cause
In May of 2015, it was announced that JD was battling “conditions related to brain function.” During the ensuing years, his public appearances became less frequent as the symptoms slowly began to manifest.
JD died at his home on January 11th, 2019 aged 49 after battling with neurological brain disease for five years.
The news of his death was announced shortly after midnight on Saturday, January 12th by Joe Gibbs Racing.
“Joe Gibbs Racing appreciates everyone’s respect for the privacy of the Gibbs family during this difficult time,” Joe Gibbs Racing statement read. They further stated that details regarding a memorial service would be announced at a future date.
Joe Gibbs Racing’s longest tenured-driver tweeted;
His car. His number. His signature above my door. I will always be grateful for what His family did for mine and the opportunity he gave me 14 years ago. Now more than ever #doitforJD
— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) January 12, 2019