Tuesday, February 21, 2017

J.D. Gibbs Born In Mocksville, North Carolina - February 21, 1969

February 21, 1969
Jason Dean "J. D." Gibbs
(Photo; wn.com)
Born in Mocksville, North Carolina, USA.
Currently the president of Joe Gibbs Racing. 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 playoff appearances, which his team won ten games in his senior season.

After school, he became 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, when his father returned to the Redskins after a 12 year hiatus.

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