Profession: NFL Head Coach and NASCAR Team Owner
Why Famous: The 20th and 26th head coach in the history of the Washington Redskins (1981–1992, 2004–2007), he built championship teams with many players who have had mediocre to average careers while playing for other NFL teams.
During his first stint in the NFL, 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 to NASCAR and his team Joe Gibbs Racing, which under his ownership has won 4 NASCAR Cup Series championships.
- 1993-02-14 35th Daytona 500: Dale Jarrett, driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, wins from Dale Earnhardt and Geoff Bodine
- 2008-01-08 Joe Gibbs retires, for the second time, as head coach of the Washington Redskins
- 2015-11-22 Kyle Busch driving for Joe Gibbs Racing, wins Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Florida to claim his first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series
- 2019-02-17 61st Daytona 500: Joe Gibbs Racing goes 1-2-3; Denny Hamlin holds off reigning Cup Series champion Joey Logano and teammate Kyle Busch to win his 2nd Great American Race