Coach Gibbs:  Autofocused

Video: Jonathan Forsythe / Reporter: Mike Snyder


Pro football and stock car racing: Could two sports be more dissimilar? Not according to Joe Gibbs. As the Hall of Fame coach starts the second year of his second stint with the Washington Redskins, Joe Gibbs Racing is ready to race this week in Daytona as NASCAR begins its 2005 season.

The depth of Gibbs's involvement in two disparate sports is unique. The success he has enjoyed -- producing multiple championships in both -- has been phenomenal. It all hinges, says Gibbs, on having good people.

Last month at the JGR facility in Huntersville, N.C., Gibbs discussed the parallels between football and auto racing and the challenges and rewards of his roles in both sports.

His oldest son J.D., who runs JGR for his father, and Nextel Cup champion drivers Bobby Labonte and Tony Stewart touched on the coach's twin passions -- racing and football -- and the family atmosphere surrounding Gibbs's endeavors.


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