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Count next car I should say what is the hottest sport in the country but I as the recession hit the sport has taken a downtown.
The average TV audience for races during the 2011 season was six point five million that -- down on -- two million from the peak in 05.
NASCAR is also seen a drop well you know person attendance.
Well joining us now is Joseph Gibbs he owns three NASCAR teams of many of you will remember him as the Coach of the Washington Redskins.
What he won three super balls so -- -- the program great to have you with us.
-- start live and Bristol yes I understand your big race -- What.
That -- -- right yeah yeah yeah okay I'm done out of few things about it I -- -- so what do you own three teams.
What are you gonna do about this outlining attendance in the TV ratings well -- -- -- a -- -- the slaughter again.
Start I think all sports have been hurt by the economy.
And I thank NASCAR's guys -- -- still in front -- give me an example all of our big sponsors and we got some of the biggest advance.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- They all re up with us and the metal.
Of this financial problem that we're having right now that I think there's sport is alive and well and I think we've got our best years -- was -- -- OK so now earlier this year Mitt Romney was asked if he follows NASCAR and he said quote.
Not as closely as some of the most ardent fans but I have some great friends -- on NASCAR team onus.
Is -- a friend of yours Joseph may I ask.
Well I think where -- all of us certainly we have great respect for the people that are running for the president's office.
I thank whoever our president this I got -- what I do I -- That our presidents will make godly decisions.
And I pray for them asked the prayer that accurate.
I think -- hey we're all open to all people and particularly our leaders in the country.
And -- while we invite them to come to our races we love you got a big rights on Saturday -- believe.
Saturday night we're going to be writer Bristow.
Eminem C official -- at a NASCAR.
Wants to make -- -- more fun.
They're given these -- they're gonna -- for people surprise for people give them these lounge seats.
Can you imagine this Stewart think people are going to be set up your pop an -- -- and watch and 43 guys trying copter.
The world's fastest half mile of one of -- get a -- but how holiday how -- -- they think ours are brought.
They're gonna be going on this track -- a little -- half mile.
Is God's gonna -- -- 13540.
Miles an hour and -- -- out.
If they're going to be fly -- Africa a.
Do you have a race itself yet and I'm sure you've -- behind the wheel last night.
I grabbed sunny California drag racing I went straight line I've been in these cars a little bit.
But I don't go very fast I'll I wound up -- out the car and I thought -- that a world record.
He and they say you're gone about as happy as fast as -- guys doing these race cars that rival.
For a living selling got we got the right guys drive and -- what's the biggest oil what I wanna bush did Pamela -- -- what what's the biggest thrill winning the Super Bowl a winning a NASCAR race.
I got to edit my wife answered it the best.
He says it's like having babies they're probably right but I got they have football it was one of the greatest experiences in the world -- -- -- -- And then we come out and erasing most people never get de -- -- Raman live Bob add to an occupation -- come over here.
It took just nine years.
But we finally wanna championship over year we got 450 people working on race cars and it's a great sport they love it I got -- my kids are families and it.
And sell it's really -- -- -- -- -- that we're going to be right here on Saturday night out a lot of this place is going to be packed yeah with a lot of other people.
You know -- I'm out of time but I got to tell you I do believe use all -- I think -- agreement that would -- I definitely agree that god has blessed me beyond -- Joseph -- you -- good men and we appreciate you being with us today thank you very much so.
Back thanks there appreciate at the.
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