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NASCAR community mourns loss of ‘incredible person’ J.D. Gibbs

NASCAR drivers remembered J.D. Gibbs as a humble, gracious and ‘incredible’ person Saturday morning on social media after learning of the death of the Joe Gibbs Racing co-founder.

The 49-year-old son of Joe Gibbs died Friday from complications following a long battle with a degenerative neurological disease, according to a team statement.

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His impact in NASCAR was felt throughout the garage, which was clear as respects began to pour in.