J.D. Gibbs, the car owner's eldest son, Joe Gibbs, died Friday from a complication following a long battle against a degenerative neurological disease, the team said. J.D. Gibbs was 49 years old. The family revealed in March 2015 that J.D. Gibbs was suffering from brain function problems, but that doctors did not have a clear answer to this problem.

J.D. Gibbs was the president of Joe Gibbs Racing at the time, having assumed various roles, including that of being part of a crew of booths with the organization. gets his strength from having a personal relationship with the Lord and I have to tell you he's my hero when I watch him a little, "said Joe Gibbs in 2015 at Martinsville Speedway. "I do not know anyone ever had to deal with as brave as JD He had a 2-year leukemia situation with his son Taylor and we fought him for about three or four years … JD all his life was probably the most courageous person I know or know. JD Gibbs helped Denny Hamlin join the organization when Hamlin competed in the Late Models race. Hamlin's Xfinity car at last year's race at Darlington Raceway paid tribute to Gibbs. Hamlin's car was designed to look like the car Gibbs drove in four Xfinity races in 1998.Hamlin has been posting the Gibbs name on the side of his car since the 2017 Daytona 500After winning the 2016 Daytona 500, Hamlin talked about J.D. Gibbs: "He's the guy who took a chance with me. It's the biggest victory of my life. He is not at every race. But having it here with me today is exactly what it was supposed to be, right? In last year's tweet, Hamlin explained what J.D. Gibbs thought for him.J.D. Gibbs was present at Joe Gibbs Racing since the beginning. He was named president of the organization in 1997 and ran the company from 2004 to 2008, when Joe Gibbs returned to his NFL coaching position. With Hamlin, the company added Kyle Busch during the tenure of J.D. Gibbs. Jason Dean Gibbs, born on February 21, 1969, has always had an extrovert personality and a radiant smile. From 1987 to 1990, Gibbs played quarterback and defenseman at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va. The father of four boys and his wife Melissa – Jackson, Miller, Jason and Taylor – Taylor diagnosed leukemia at children 2007 at the age of 2 years. At the age of 5 in 2010, Taylor underwent his latest chemotherapy treatment. Jim France, acting president and CEO of NASCAR, issued a statement on Gibbs:"We had the privilege of seeing J.D. Gibbs grow into the sport, displaying a captivating personality, an eye for the talent and business acumen that has made Joe Gibbs Racing a pre-eminent NASCAR team. The NASCAR family has lost a truly special member. On behalf of NASCAR and the France family, I extend my deepest condolences to Joe Gibbs, Pat, Melissa, Coy and the entire Gibbs family. "

His car. His number. His signature above my door. I will always be grateful for what his family has done for mine and for the occasion that he has offered me 14 years ago. Now more than ever #doitforJD – Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) January 12, 2019
I'm so sad. It's a terrible news.
hug @PaigeKeselowski again tonight before going to bed and thinking about the Gibbs family. ]]>