JD Gibbs, son of racing team owner Joe Gibbs, having difficulty with brain function

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JD Gibbs, shown at left with mic, son of Joe Gibbs, who also is owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, is dealing with health issues related to symptoms of brain function, NASCAR said Wednesday.
 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Joe Gibbs Racing announced earlier today that president J.D. Gibbs, son of the team owner, is starting treatment for symptoms affecting areas of brain function.

The son of JGR founder Joe Gibbs underwent a series of tests after experiencing a gradual onset of symptoms that includes speech and processing issues. As a result, his race track presence will be limited.

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France released a statement on the younger Gibbs' situation.

"All members of the NASCAR and France family extend our thoughts and prayers to J.D. Gibbs and his loved ones," France said in the prepared statement. "We’ve all watched J.D. grow up within our community, and he always has represented himself, his family, the entire Joe Gibbs Racing organization and NASCAR with the utmost professionalism, enthusiasm and energy. We wish him the best during this time and eagerly anticipate his recovery." 

NASCAR Chairman and CEO Brian France released a statement on the younger Gibbs' situation.

"All members of the NASCAR and France family extend our thoughts and prayers to J.D. Gibbs and his loved ones," France said in the prepared statement. "We’ve all watched J.D. grow up within our community, and he always has represented himself, his family, the entire Joe Gibbs Racing organization and NASCAR with the utmost professionalism, enthusiasm and energy. We wish him the best during this time and eagerly anticipate his recovery." 

Several NASCAR drivers and teams reacted to the news on Twitter. Here is what they had to say about JD Gibbs:

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