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Most sports that and this season whether biggest event NASCAR starts the year where they're kind of Super Bowl.
51 Daytona 500 is now just four days away and former NASCAR champion.
-- -- about it has never won the crown jewel but this weekend he'll be racing with a new team new car and a new sponsor.
He stopped by scoreboard before heading down to Daytona take a look.
Now the Daytona all allies around Daytona right now -- talked to Tony Stewart last week and like -- well -- you he was with Joseph -- for many many years but like you you also never got -- Daytona wins so well how important is it to get at Daytona where I was very important.
Its -- to win a championship.
I've been fortunate for women Coke 600 at Charlotte I want.
Southern 500 at Darlington those are the crown jewels in the Daytona 500 is the next one the last one of the crown jewels.
So Daytona is special place we start the year off there.
It is a I mean it's the greatest at school and only -- moment.
It's so hopefully we can pull that off.
Now let's talk about Joseph Gibbs for second I -- asked Tony he's such a decent guy must it must been tough to pull yourself away from what it.
Well -- I mean and how solid do -- the day in the driver's meeting Saturday afternoon.
And now he is such special guy coming I learned so much for him and I know Tony has to and say the same thing.
That -- -- family or just we're we're great to work with some new you can ask for better and better people and then -- -- have -- help you any day of the week can.
Anybody that has many know exactly what I'm talking about.
And the folks that haven't been listening to mean B yes BC's -- series -- absolutely special and to be successful in so many different sports.
Is really some value went to Richard Petty and ended -- with a new folks now how's that working and it's working out great got tell hall of fame racing is still driving for.
And that we -- new sponsor and asp dot com.
Folks -- that -- came on board this year.
In 2009 it is folks start.
What I love about this is a great opportunity for me to go with a new team and a lot of energy.
And the fact too that the sponsors come in the year 2000.
-- and obviously we don't want talk about it.
-- talk about it but you know nobody wanted to do a whole lot today and -- -- inches so we're just so let's go ahead.
The folks there.
And sponsor race car.
We know that we can give them a lot.
A bang for the buck you know the fact that some of the Big Three your poll about by the way we you're driving a new -- new -- one talk about but the fact that the Big Three car companies have to pull back because -- such dire straits how's that affected NASCAR.
We'll all funded by sponsorship dollars.
-- -- So it's it's -- it's it's -- indicated it.
It's everybody there's been a lot of layoffs this year just like you see everywhere but but in reality.
Everybody kind of got built -- built built.
And so they're -- kind of cutting back a little bit.
You know hopefully we can all.
Hold on -- key guys are not being cut out it's it's there extraneous build up -- happened exactly and and what what kind of positions for example without naming names and what kind of positions are they that are being let go right now.
-- in the shop would say that's -- I see it the most.
And I see Lotta guys that -- with -- last year that are different places so the once a strong Muslim you know they'll they'll get after -- their place and when you think of folks sponsoring NASCAR you don't think of Ask.com I mean you think of the Big Three you think of home deep hole with some of the heavy duty companies.
But is is Ask.com the first Internet company or.
Is that -- you see more of that kind of advertising and sponsorship we see a lot of a lot of companies.
-- the first Internet company that I know David become the official search engine and -- -- you can.
Good their website at Ask.com.
And search -- a lot of questions about NASCAR new gas is off faster.
And you've ever gotten before so that is a great thing the fans are gonna benefit so much from the sponsorship.
We're gonna benefit so much and they're putting so much emphasis on the Internet safety -- responsible in our kids are doing.
What sites are on.
Make sure they don't give their names out our names out 22 you know -- know from what.
By the way NASCAR so focused on the fairway that's one of things we love about real family operation.
You were to crash on Saturday night right you were a little little dust up days is how concerned is your family about your own safety -- -- concern -- all the you know wives and -- kids are concerned concerns that.
We got such great safety.
Major race car.
Today David -- Really hard in the night.
Doing McDonald hit really hard to -- in areas that you know before -- senior.
You know once.
Safety equipment wasn't there like it is today in -- walk away.
You know I was more frustrated and -- been hurt obviously -- walked away but you know we know that their cars are safe and you know there is there's always that element of danger but we try to put -- up body we're gonna be watching Tony Stewart knew you were my two favorites site because I've -- forward to -- like you -- actually -- -- like each -- yeah that's a good easy easy -- of these guys like each -- great to see -- thank you very much appreciate it.
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