J.D. Gibbs, who followed his famous father s path from football to stock car racing, died Friday evening. The .Jason Dean “J. D.” Gibbs was an American professional stock car racing driver and co owner of Joe Gibbs Racing. He also played college football at the College of William Mary..J.D. Gibbs, son of Pro Football Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs and a co founder of Joe Gibbs Racing with his father, died Friday after a four year battle with a degenerative neurological disease. J.D. Gibbs was president of JGR from . JGR won four NASCAR Cup titles under .