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“What Was the Question?”- Victorious Joe Gibbs Hilariously Trolls Bob Pockrass With a “Young Frankenstein” Reference

Published 05/04/2023, 4:42 PM EDT

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The Joe Gibbs Racing entourage will be riding high on Martin Truex Jr’s win at the Dover Motor Speedway. Team owner Joe Gibbs was all smiles at the post-race press conference as he faced a horde of questions.

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The victory sees Martin Truex Jr end his 54-race winless streak and give JGR another thing worth celebrating. On the other hand, NASCAR reporter Bob Prockrass had some inquiries to get from Gibbs and crew chief James Small as the JGR team owner looked lively after the race.

Joe Gibbs shows his hilarious side after his team’s impressive win at Dover


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Without a doubt, Joe Gibbs is a household name in the NASCAR Cup Series. Certainly, having won the competition five times as an owner is a big deal. However, it is not often that we get to see the 82-year-old use humor in his comments and reactions. But with Truex’s win at Dover, things were different.

Joe Gibbs was in the mood for some jokes at the press meet as he sheds light on his love for the iconic movie from 1974, ‘Young Frankenstein’. At the conference, Pockrass asked him, “Joe, I assume you have probably started talking about Martin next year. How far do you think or how important is winning a race do you think to trying to convince him to keep going?”


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An elated Gibbs responded playfully saying ” You talked about, was that normal? No, it was Abby Normal.”

As the audience scratched their heads trying to figure out the reference, the former American football coach explains, “What movie? Young Frankenstein. C’mon what is wrong with you guys? It’s the best movie ever.”

However, it was his next statement that felt like a troll and engaged everyone in laughter. Gibbs said, “These guys they go at it every now and then because they are so competitive but uh what was the question?”

Nevertheless, it is a good sight to see Gibbs laughing. Post this light-hearted dialogue, he had some positive things to say.

Joe Gibbs talks about the team’s commitment to Truex Jr following the Dover triumph

Further answering on a serious note, Joe Gibbs addressed the challenges around trying to keep Truex Jr winning with the team. He said, “I think it’s huge. We are constantly talking to Martin about next year. We want him to stay with us as long as we can convince him to do that.”


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” I think the best way to do that is winning races”, says Gibbs as he enforces the importance of victories.


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Whether Martin Truex Jr stays with JGR is something that remains a question. Nevertheless, it is important to see where he ends up at the end of the 2023 season.



Ansuman Abhisek

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Ansuman Abhisek is a NASCAR Writer at EssentiallySports. As an engineering graduate, he has a strong affinity for cars, and it didn't take long for him to translate that into his love for the sport. He is a big fan of Kyle Busch and believes that the Richard Childress Driver still has his best years ahead of him.

Edited By: Priyank Mithani