J. D. Gibbs

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J. D. Gibbs
Born (1969-02-21) February 21, 1969 (age 46)
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
5 races run over 2 years
Best finish 64th (1998)
First race 1998 Diamond Hill Plywood 200 (Darlington)
Last race 1999 Alltel 200 (Rockingham)
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
8 races run over 3 years
Best finish 49th (2000)
First race 2000 Quaker State 200 (Memphis)
Last race 2002 Craftsman Anniversary 200 (Darlington)

Jason Dean "J. D." Gibbs (born February 21, 1969) is a former stock car racing driver, and is currently the president of Joe Gibbs Racing. After being born near Los Angeles, California, his family moved several times. After attending high school, he started to play football at The College of William & Mary. He is currently married and has four children.

Early life and football career[edit]

J. D. Gibbs was born on February 21, 1969 near Los Angeles, California. At the time his father, Joe Gibbs was the assistant coach at the University of Southern California. During Gibbs' childhood, he moved several times before settling in Washington, D. C. Once he graduated from Oakton High School, he attended The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. While attending, he was the defensive back and quarterback during the 1987–1990 seasons, as his father coached for the Washington Redskins. He helped the school team to two Division I Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) playoff appearances, which his team won ten games in his senior season.[1]

Racing career[edit]

After school, he started to be employed at Joe Gibbs Racing, a team his father started in July 1991. The team, with only six employees, started racing with Dale Jarrett the driver in 1992. In 1993, Gibbs was a tire changer on the team and was part of the 1993 Daytona 500 winning team. Then in the mid-1990s, J. D. started racing in the NASCAR Camping World East Series, as well as Late model events in North Carolina. Afterward, he started racing in the Camping World Truck Series and Nationwide Series. In 1998, Gibbs became president of his father's team. After being the president for six years, his father returned to the Redskins after a 12-year hiatus. In 2007, he was rejoined with his father, once he retired for the second time.[1]

Personal life[edit]

J. D. Gibbs currently is a resident of Davidson, North Carolina. He is married to his wife Melissa (née Miller), and has four sons: Joe Jackson, William Miller, Jason Dean II, and Zachary Taylor.[1]

Motorsports career results[edit]

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Craftsman Truck Series[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "J.D. GIBBS: President, Joe Gibbs Racing" (PDF). Z-line Designs. Retrieved 2010-12-07. 

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