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J.D. Gibbs To Begin Brain Treatment

| , RacinToday.com Wednesday, March 25 2015

J.D. Gibbs of Joe Gibbs Racing. (RacinToday/HHP photo by Harold Hinson)

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J.D. Gibbs, president of Joe Gibbs Racing since October 1997, is starting treatment for symptoms impacting areas of brain function.

Gibbs’ condition was revealed Wednesday in a news release from JGR’s NASCAR headquarters in Huntersville, N.C. Gibbs, 46, is a son of team-founder Joe Gibbs, who won three Super Bowls as coach of the NFL’s Washington Redskins.

Gibbs has undergone a series of tests after experiencing a gradual onset of symptoms that include speech and processing issues. 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 enjoyed an active life participating in several sports including mountain biking, snowboarding, football, racing, and other extreme-type activities.

Gibbs played defensive back and quarterback at The College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va., from 1987-90 but did not play in the NFL.

Gibbs will be undergoing more testing and receiving treatments to manage the symptoms. During that time, it is expected his presence at NASCAR racetracks will be limited. However, Gibbs will continue many of his day-to-day responsibilities at JGR’s headquarters as well as 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,” Brian France, NASCAR chairman/CEO, 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.”

| , RacinToday.com Wednesday, March 25 2015
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