WASHINGTON — J.D Gibbs, President of Joe Gibbs Racing and son of Super Bowl-winning former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, is undergoing treatment for symptoms impacting areas of brain function.
Gibbs, 46, has undergone a series of tests after experiencing a gradual onset of symptoms, which include speech and processing issues, Joe Gibbs Racing announced on Wednesday.
Doctors believe the complications he’s experienced were triggered by head injuries likely suffered earlier in life. Although no specific injury was mentioned, Gibbs has been an active participant in football, mountain biking, racing, snowboarding and other extreme-type sports throughout his life.
Gibbs will undergo further testing and will be receiving treatment to help manage the symptoms.
While his presence at the race track is expected to be limited for the foreseeable future, he will, however, continue his day-to-day responsibilities at JGR’s headquarters in Huntersville, N.C., as well as his involvement with his various ministry endeavors.
“All members of the NASCAR and France family extend our thoughts and prayers to J.D. Gibbs and his loved ones,” said NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France. “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.”
JGR employees were notified of the situation earlier in the day at team headquarters.
Tony Stewart (@TonyStewart) March 25, 2015
Thinking about JD and the whole gibbs family. I get the privilege to drive for this family organization each weekend for the last 10 years.—
Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) March 25, 2015