Joe Gibbs Racing president J.D. Gibbs is undergoing treatment for what the team termed “symptoms impacting areas of brain function.”
“Gibbs has undergone a series of tests after experiencing a gradual onset of symptoms that includes speech and processing issues,” the team said. “Gibbs’ doctors believe the complications he has experienced were triggered by head injuries likely suffered earlier in life, but no specific injury was referenced or identified. Gibbs has always enjoyed an active life participating in several sports including mountain biking, snowboarding, football, racing, and other extreme-type sports.
“Gibbs will be undergoing more testing and receiving treatments to help manage the symptoms. During that time, it is expected that his presence at the race track will be limited; however, he will continue many of his day-to-day responsibilities at JGR’s headquarters in Huntersville, NC as well as involvement with his various ministry endeavors.”
Gibbs, the son of former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, played college football at William & Mary. From 1997-2002 he competed in five Xfinity Series races and eight Camping World Truck Series races.
“All members of the NASCAR and France family extend our thoughts and prayers to J.D. Gibbs and his loved ones,” NASCAR CEO Brian France said in a statement. “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.”
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