NASCAR Fans Mourn Loss of Joe Gibbs Racing Executive

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Joe Gibbs Racing employees and NASCAR fans are mourning the loss of a coworker, friend and supporter of the sport following the passing of Joe Gibbs Racing employee Joseph “J.J.” Damato. The beloved 48-year-old NASCAR Executive passed away suddenly this weekend after playing sports with friends. While the initial cause of Damato’s passing is still under investigation, those who knew this fun-loving former NHL turned NASCAR exec are remembering the man that they call the nicest and funniest people in the garage.

We at send our condolences out to Damato’s fiancée, his two daughters and every member of his racing family.

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