JGR statement on Reggie White

Statement from Joe Gibbs Regarding Reggie White's Induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 5, 2006) - The following is a statement from Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing and head football coach of the...

Statement from Joe Gibbs Regarding Reggie White's Induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

INDIANAPOLIS (Aug. 5, 2006) - The following is a statement from Joe Gibbs, owner of Joe Gibbs Racing and head football coach of the NFL's Washington Redskins, about the late Reggie White being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Gibbs and White collaborated on the Joe Gibbs Racing diversity program, which traces its roots back to May of 2003. JGR and White formed the diversity program to create a grassroots stock car team that would identify and assist minorities with the desire and talent to make a career in motorsports.

Aric Almirola, age 22 and an original driver with the Joe Gibbs Racing diversity program, is now running full-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series while also competing in a handful of NASCAR Busch Series races. Marc Davis, age 16, is the team's current driver in the diversity program, and has won six races so far this year in the Limited Late Model division at Hickory (N.C.) Motor Speedway.

JOE GIBBS (Owner of Joe Gibbs Racing, 1996 Pro Football Hall of Fame Inductee and Head Coach of the Washington Redskins):

"It's great to see Reggie being honored for his tremendous work ethic and success on the football field. He is well deserving of this honor and I am really happy that Sara, Jeremy and Jacolia will be part of the induction this weekend. They are a tremendous family and great people.

"Reggie excelled as a husband and father and he honored the Lord with his life. It was a true pleasure to collaborate with him on the Joe Gibbs Racing diversity program. I know all the employees of Joe Gibbs Racing were looking forward to a long relationship with Reggie through this program. That said, we have continued to put 100 percent behind the program in Reggie's honor.

"Aric Almirola spent two years in the diversity program and is now racing full-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series while driving in a limited number of NASCAR Busch Series races. Our current driver, Marc Davis, has won several races at Hickory this season, and Chris Bristol had a lot of success in the program as well. I think Reggie would be very, very proud of the program and the people representing it."

- JGR -

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Series Monster Energy NASCAR Cup
Drivers Aric Almirola , Marc Davis
Teams Joe Gibbs Racing