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Gibbs left little doubt about a possible return to the sidelines in time to pick up another Super Bowl title after a season of labor troubles.

“The best answer to that is to ask my wife and she’ll say, ‘Read my lips: The big no,’ ” Gibbs said. “I think we’re done there.”

Gibbs said he’ll get to work with his NASCAR teams on engine problems that have plagued his three drivers, Busch, Denny Hamlin and Joey Logano, at times this season. Gibbs spent much of his time out in California analyzing the problems and diagnosing a solution.

“We got several options, different things we can do,” he said. “It’s just a matter of making the right decision.”

That’s what Gibbs hopes the inmates he spoke too can do after their release. After the speech, state Corrections Department chief Bill Byars gave Gibbs a plaque that designated March 29th “Joe Gibbs Day.”

“We’ll put this in the race shop where everybody can see it,” Gibbs said. “There’s a lot of people there praying for you.”