Axalta Coatings systems, formally DuPont Performance Systems has extended it’s sponsorship of the No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet through the 2016 season.
Gordon said he is excited that Axalta has decided to move forward with the team beyond 2013, “They’ve been with me since the beginning and I look forward to a lot more racing, some more wins and hopefully another championship with them before it’s all over.”
Axalta is currently the longest running driver, owner and sponsor combination in NASCAR, the partnership with driver Jeff Gordon has four NASCAR Cup Series championships and 87 NASCAR Sprint Cup wins to their credit. Axalta (DuPont) as been sponsoring Gordon since 1992.
Axalta will be primary sponsor on the No.24 for ten races during each of the next three seasons and continue its associate sponsorship through the remaining races.
“The newly re-branded Axalta company is still comprised of the same people I’ve been working with for more than two decades and I can’t imagine my career without them. They are truly like family to me, (team owner) Rick Hendrick and this No. 24 team. I’m so excited that they’re moving forward with us.” Gordon said.
The Axalta logo will appear on the hood of the No. 24 Chevrolet for the first time this weekend at Pocono Raceway with the familiar “firestorm” paint scheme. (More photos of scheme in link)
Axalta Coating Systems has been a leading global provider of high performance coatings to the transportation industry for more than 145 years.