Along with his career in NASCAR, Gibbs was a quarterback and defensive back at the College of William Mary from 1987 through 1990.
When his father rejoined the Redskins in 2004, bringing Coy Gibbs with him as an assistant coach, J.D. Gibbs was solely in charge of JGR’s day-to-day operations.
J.D. Gibbs was a tire-changer for JGR in its earliest years, which included a breakthrough Daytona 500 win with Hall of Famer Dale Jarrett in 1993.
J.D. Gibbs, the oldest son of former Washington Redskins coach Joe Gibbs, has died. He was 49 years old.
Written with a heavy heart & condolences to the Gibbs family. J.D. Gibbs, son of Joe Gibbs, co-founder & former president of familys NASCAR team, dies at 49
He was a co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing and served in a number of capacities, from tire-changer to driver to president and co-chairman.
J.D. Gibbs, son of NASCAR team owner Joe Gibbs, passes away at age 49
Gibbs attempted a limited schedule in Xfinity and Camping World Truck Series competition, during the same time that he moved into an administrative role with JGR, becoming its team president in 1998.
Joe Gibbs Racing announced the news via Twitter.
Joe Gibbs resigned from his second NFL coaching tour in January 2008 after taking the Redskins to two more postseason appearances, rejoining his son in JGR’s senior management.
J.D. Gibbs, who followed his famous father’s path from football to stock-car racing, died Friday evening.
Sad news: Joe Gibbs Racing co-founder J.D. Gibbs dies at 49