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NASCAR community mourns death of J.D. Gibbs

J.D. Gibbs, co-founder of Joe Gibbs Racing, died at the age of 49 following a "long battle with a degenerative neurological disease."

The NASCAR community was rocked by the death Friday of J.D. Gibbs, son of car owner Joe Gibbs and former president of Joe Gibbs Racing. J.D. Gibbs was 49.

The team stated that that Gibbs died after a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease.

Tributes poured in throughout NASCAR on social media.