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In the meantime let's talk to somebody who was at the White House and met the president not that long ago Jeff Gordon.
One of NASCAR's winningest and most popular drivers.
Is not fair of late -- 85 career victories for Sprint Cup championships.
And -- nicknames like wonder boy and -- scored.
And after everything victory in Atlanta that he's gearing up for a -- -- -- the cup that's next for you flat out Gorham and I say flash scored a lot.
Yeah he -- an interaction probably not.
-- we -- certain senator hatch is a big fan of your higher plane and I think that the White House -- now are you considering a second career in politics UN now that he -- that's right I have nothing to now.
I'm definitely stay away from politics.
Right now -- too much left to do with the Sprint Cup championship coming up.
Plenty of -- work to do you've been in the winner's circle a lot lately.
Or what changed.
Well we made some changes that team over the offseason and I'm getting a great crew chief and -- justice and but.
I think a lot of just chemistry you know we just have team that's really come together and work really hard and we're in the right direction that it's paying off that was made cars better we've.
And then back at bat a bat a lash at it again to show you how long are we didn't know what I'm doing and him at averaging get the your questions economical we're gonna have to explain a picture a little bit because I was reading you in your uncle -- your own track and that's where you got your start.
And had -- -- my my stepfather a we got into racing at a very young age.
Actually the reason for awhile and that previous -- of this one was when I -- have a life and I started racing BMX bicycles in my London like he's got too dangerous to actually gave you can't remove under a -- of.
How did you feel about that decision later on well.
She's my biggest fan and loves loves it now so that we have a lot of questions from our viewers when it was hiked their questions and several have you asked this question about your favorite track.
And often the most challenging tractor driver -- the same are they different.
-- they're they're different I mean I'd say one of the most challenging would be Darlington which is one of my favorites but Michigan is my all time favorite and it's actually not the most challenging track we go to Cuba is just very driver friendly track -- -- -- Bristol Tennessee few weeks back.
It's it's one of my favorites we had a great -- well but I deficits -- fan favorite in plenty of challenges one of our viewers hit your marks wants to know if your teammates Jimmie Johnson and Dale Earnhardt junior are your biggest competition.
When it comes to winning this for a well that's a great question and they certainly could be Hendrick Motorsports.
Is a strong organization.
Jimmie Johnson's -- the last five in a row so you have to.
You put him on on the high on the list of who can win back there are a lot of other competitors you know never -- race it's Carl Edwards and Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch.
You know it's great to have Dale Junior in the chase this year and and -- I think any of the teams in the chase can can definitely the change.
Hey Jeremy has a little bit about more personal question that comes your family at two children Allah.
And Leo that's right I would Jeremy wants -- know would you like to see your children get involved in the sport you know I'm.
Certainly not against it I think that I -- do saving my parents and for me where they the and my sister you know they showed us opportunities and saw what we.
Enjoy him what we're passionate about -- if that happens to be racing whether it be from my daughter -- my son and definitely -- -- -- I think -- got a couple photos of her aren't on your web thanks to be quite a driver I carried out she.
She's got a dinner -- -- -- got a little invited her yes but her.
My wife -- has fashion.
In her and I think that the fashions probably going to outweigh the drive inside behavior combination -- out.
Maybe she could design your suits yes Mikey grandy North Carolina says with racing in your blood and in fact you -- -- dream job for your breath for us regular people.
If you could not race.
What do you think your dream job would be well it's a different.
Questions are answered now that -- -- -- driver because -- -- -- -- up a lot of different opportunities for -- going to be the things we're doing the drive and hunger.
And bring more awareness.
Nine million older Americans that are fighting hunger issues or through my own foundation.
That we focus on pediatric cancer research.
So doing something with philanthropy and I'd love to do more -- -- I have more time but if you look back -- before I got -- erasing my parents had manufacturing business.
With a lot of machines and in you.
Building things and I probably would have further my education.
-- work for them.
You mentioned the cancer foundation.
We've got they a note from a viewer just wanted to thank you said you spent some time with a relative there is.
Who who well it was his dream to -- -- -- passed away and and you did that it was almost all the you talk all that the relative talked about for six months.
So I love you for that or fortune NASCAR and to you know it's a great community of giving back -- I don't know if it was -- to make a wish foundation that one of the foundations that we work with and they bring.
A lot of different children to the racetrack every weekend to -- A driver spend that we can better racetrack so it's it's always a pleasure to get a chance to meet them -- then it's an unfortunate certain.
You know that was Brian Baumgartner I couldn't find the note Brian garner -- you met with his wife's -- cousins and out.
Speakers Susan had a question about it does mental toughness.
Obviously you're doing a lot of other things besides driving.
So what what is it -- just to keep the focus electric heat of that.
I actually was -- this to me about this just earlier about about the focus.
When you're driving a car tuner plus miles -- are around 200 miles per hour and you're staring at a wal.
Chance of slipping off of your focus you know it's it's the only option you have.
And so I don't think focus is is you know that typical inside the car I think that what it is is.
It's about focusing on what you're doing communicating to your team of what to do to make your car better.
It's about to the competition how you make your car go faster than the others whether you're driving or trying to tune the car and the team is.
It's about -- -- to pit crew there are a lot of things going on so I guess it's more.
Taking in a lot of information at one time.
If that was -- at a driver on and just regular road.
You know I -- Am I I I I take pleasure in getting from point a to point B in in is in the most efficient way out possibly can't without breaking -- -- -- -- -- -- -- yet highlighted speeding ticket I I do none of them.
I'm not saying I'm never had wound up up up that we can't.
-- camera did you really think here if there's a lot of Americans that are going through some tough times.
And we're gonna have to wrap it up but what would your message be to kids for the Americans out there who you know are losing their focus -- and -- -- -- facing some challenges.
Yeah and in you know I think all of us in effect in some -- our sport you know we we definitely are are very we have very little fan base.
Large numbers of people traveling and it gets tougher for them to -- to travel -- the -- -- so we're we're seeing it and you know all I can say is that you know.
A -- time during the toughest times when you find out what you made you know especially 9/11 years.
The ten year anniversary of nine elevenths -- we found out as Americans.
You know just how.
How how how valuable.
Our our our freedom our peace and in our health is in not getting -- anyway thank you for -- -- that I had -- -- -- -- -- We'll break back.
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