Wednesday, March 25, 2015

JD Gibbs Diagnosed With Brain Function Issues

Joe Gibbs Racing has announced that team president J.D. Gibbs is beginning treatment this week for an undisclosed condition impacting his speech and mental processing.

The 46-year old son of team owner Joe Gibbs underwent tests recently after experiencing symptoms his doctors say are likely linked to a previous head injury. Gibbs enjoyed a brief career as a NASCAR driver, making 16 starts in what is now the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, along with eight Camping World Truck and five XFINITY Series events in machinery owned by Joe Gibbs Racing. He also played High School and college football – playing defensive back and quarterback at Virginia’s College of William & Mary from 1987 to 1990 -- as well as participating in mountain biking and snowboarding.

No specific injury has been cited as the cause of his condition.

Gibbs has been instrumental in the operation of JGR since the team was founded in 1992. 
He will undergo additional testing and treatment in the coming weeks, while continuing to work at JGR's Huntersville, North Carolina, facility. He is expected to reduce his at-track involvement with the team.

NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France commented on today's announcement, saying, “All members of the NASCAR and France family extend our thoughts and prayers to J.D. Gibbs and his loved ones. We've all watched J.D. grow up within our community, and he always has represented himself, his family, the entire Joe Gibbs Racing organization and NASCAR with the utmost professionalism, enthusiasm and energy. We wish him the best during this time and eagerly anticipate his recovery."

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous10:37 PM

    Thoughts and prayers are with JD and the entire Gibbs family. Though we have never met, his reputation is never been in question from everything I have ever read or heard. He is a chip off the old block....