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Redskins fire Coach Mike Shanahan

Redskins fire Coach Mike Shanahan

ASHBURN, Va., Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Mike Shanahan was fired Monday, ending a four-season stint as head coach of the Washington Redskins.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Nov. 25, 2013.
By United Press International

Brian Vickers out of NASCAR season due to blood clot

CORNELIUS, N.C., Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Brian Vickers, eighth in the Nationwide points standings, will miss the rest of the driving season because of a blood clot, his team announced Monday.

Matt Kenseth takes New Hampshire for second straight Chase victory

LONDON, N.H., Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth extended his lead in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship Sunday, holding off Kyle Busch for a win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Matt Kenseth waits out rain, opens Chase with Chicagoland win

JOLIET, Ill., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Matt Kenseth overcame lengthy rain delays to claim a victory at Chicagoland Speedway Sunday, kicking off the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship.

Matt Kenseth wrests Bristol Speedway win, clinches Chase spot

BRISTOL, Tenn., Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth collected his series-leading fifth win of the season Saturday, shaking off a penalty to claim the Sprint Cup race at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Kyle Busch wins pole at Daytona

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., July 5 (UPI) -- Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth led qualifying for the Coke Zero 400 Friday, giving Joe Gibbs Racing both spots on the front row.

Matt Kenseth wins at Darlington despite absence of crew chief

DARLINGTON, S.C., May 11 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth shook off the loss of his suspended crew chief Saturday, passing Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch to post a win at Darlington Raceway.

Appeals panel reduces Kenseth penalties

CONCORD, N.C., May 8 (UPI) -- An appeals panel dramatically reduced the penalties assessed last month to Joe Gibbs Racing and driver Matt Kenseth following Kenseth's victory in Kansas.

Kenseth wins Richmond pole

RICHMOND, Va., April 26 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth broke a nine-year track qualifying record Friday and won the pole for Saturday's running of the Toyota Owners 400.

NASCAR fines Kenseth 50 points

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., April 24 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth was penalized 50 points for failing a post-race inspection after he won Sunday's Sprint race in Kansas City, Kan., NASCAR said Wednesday.

Matt Kenseth claims STP 400 for second straight Kansas Speedway win

KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 21 (UPI) -- Pole-sitter Matt Kenseth fended off Kasey Kahne down the stretch Sunday to claim the STP 400 and his second straight victory at Kansas Speedway.

Kenseth wins Sprint Cup pole

KANSAS CITY, Kan., April 19 (UPI) -- Matt Kenseth set a qualifying record at Kansas Speedway to win the pole Friday for Sunday's Sprint Cup STP 400.

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Injury sidelines NASCAR driver Hamlin

Injury sidelines NASCAR driver Hamlin

CHARLOTTE, N.C., March 27 (UPI) -- Denny Hamlin is expected to be sidelined for at least six weeks due to a back injury sustained in a crash in last week's NASCAR race in California.
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Joe Gibbs
Joe Gibbs and Redskins owner Dan Snyder stand together after a press conference announcing Gibbs as the new Washington Redskins head coach on January 8, 2003, at Redskins Park in Ashburn, Va. Gibbs, returning after a decade of retirement, coached the Redskins to three Super Bowl victories and is in the Football Hall of Fame.
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Joe Jackson Gibbs (November 25, 1940) is a former American football coach, NASCAR Championship team owner, and two time NHRA Pro Stock team owner. He was the 20th and 26th head coach in the history of the Washington Redskins. Well known for his long hours and work ethic, Gibbs constructed what Steve Sabol has called, "The most diverse dynasty in NFL history," building championship teams with many players who have had mediocre to average careers while playing for other NFL teams. During his first stint in the National Football League, he coached the Redskins for 12 seasons and led them to eight playoff appearances, four NFC Championship titles, and three Super Bowl titles.

After retiring at the end of the 1992 season, he switched focus to his NASCAR team, Joe Gibbs Racing, which has won three championships under his ownership, one with former driver Bobby Labonte and two with Tony Stewart. On January 7, 2004, Gibbs came out of retirement to rejoin the Redskins as head coach and team president, signing a 5-year, $28.5 million contract. On January 8, 2008, Gibbs resigned as Redskins' head coach and team president. Overall, during his 16 years with the team, Gibbs had only three losing seasons and led the team to 10 playoff appearances. He remains with the organization as "Special Adviser" to the team owner Daniel Snyder.

Born in Enka, North Carolina, Joe graduated from Santa Fe High School, Santa Fe Springs, California, in 1959 where he was the star quarterback. Gibbs attended Cerritos Junior College and then San Diego State University (SDSU), where he played tight end, offensive guard and linebacker on the football team, coached by Don Coryell. Gibbs graduated from SDSU in 1964 and earned a master's degree in 1966.

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