NASCAR Winston Cup Series Champion and three-time Super Bowl Champion Coach Joe Gibbs will tell his story - Winning the Real Race - at Willow Creek Community Church the weekend of July 12-13, 2003. That's the same weekend Joe Gibbs' drivers will participate in NASCAR races at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois.

Pastor Bill Hybels will interview Joe about his life in two highly competitive fields and about what he values most. Joe's story includes a dramatic comeback from near bankruptcy after winning a Super Bowl championship, a paradigm change in focus on family life, and a revised game plan for winning as the owner of the 11-year-old company Joe Gibbs Racing.

A few of Joe's professional accomplishments include:
- Winning the 2002 NASCAR Winston Cup Championship with driver Tony Stewart
- Winning the 2000 NASCAR Winston Cup Championship with driver Bobby Labonte
- Being inducted into the NFL Hall of Fame in 1996
- Coaching the Washington Redskins to Super Bowl victories in 1983, 1988 and 1992
- Authoring the book "Racing to Win - Establish Your Game Plan for Success"

At Chicagoland Speedway during the July 12-13 weekend, drivers Coy Gibbs (#18) and Mike Bliss (#20) will race in the Tropicana Twister 300 (NASCAR Busch Series) on Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m. The next day, Sunday at 2 p.m., Bobby Labonte (#18) and Tony Stewart (#20) will compete in the Tropicana 400 (NASCAR Winston Cup Series).

Joe Gibbs will be speak at Willow Creek Community Church on Saturday, July 12, at 6 p.m. and on Sunday, July 13, at 9 and 11:15 a.m. Weekend services at Willow Creek are designed for those investigating Christianity and, as always, they're free. Now in its 27th year, Willow Creek welcomes people from all backgrounds regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey.

Willow Creek Community Church is located in South Barrington at 67 East Algonquin Road (Route 62), east of Barrington Road.

Willow Creek Wheaton will videocast the services on Sunday, July 13, at 9 and 11:15 a.m. at Wheaton-Warrenville South High School located at the intersection of Butterfield and Wiesbrook Roads in Wheaton. Willow Creek North Shore will videocast the service on Sunday, July 13, at 9 a.m. at Christian Heritage Academy located at 315 Waukegan Road, north of Winnetka Road, in Northfield.

For information on the Joe Gibbs weekend at Willow Creek Community Church, call (847) 765-5000 or visit

Willow Creek Community Church
67 East Algonquin Road
South Barrington, IL 60010-6143

Phone: (847) 765-5000

Click here for a list of driver appearances during the July 11-13 NASCAR/IROC weekend.

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