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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
February 5, 2008

President Bush Meets with 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion
Oval Office

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1:09 P.M. EST

THE PRESIDENT: You know, one of the things I love about NASCAR is not only are these great athletes, but they're socially minded folks. Chandra and Jimmie and I met several times -- one time at a place where the folks of NASCAR are putting something back into the community to help the less fortunate. In this case it happened to be in a place called Victory Junction, in North Carolina, and it was a fabulous experience. And I want to thank you all very much for taking your fame and lending it to help somebody in need. It's really what makes America a great place. You're leaders on the track and leaders off the track.

President George W. Bush holds a racing helmet as he poses with 2007 NASCAR Nextel Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson and wife, Chandra Johnson Tuesday Feb. 5, 2008, in the Oval Office. White House photo by Chris Greenberg END 1:10 P.M. EST