Four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon will sport a paint scheme titled “Aggie Brilliance” for Sunday’s running of the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
The paint scheme on Gordon’s No. 24 Chevrolet is to celebrate a new partnership between Axalta Engineering and the Texas A&M College of Engineering.
“Engineering is integral to racing and the coatings systems we create,” explained alum Charlie Shaver when the car was first announced. “It’s been a real privilege to serve on the Texas A&M Engineering Advisory Council for more than 12 years and now to be able to showcase our alma mater to the NASCAR community and show fellow Aggies how the great engineering education I received has translated into practical application. My career and the opportunities I’ve been able to provide to others all began with my time at the university.”
Likewise Gordon thinks the paint scheme is neat and visited the campus of Texas A&M on Thursday.
“It’s a cool tie in,” said Gordon of the A&M paint scheme. “Engineering has become more and more of a focus in racing, and that’s evident this year with our focus on new rules like the bigger spoiler and the lower ride heights, and what we can do to make the car go faster.”
An 88 time winner in the Cup Series, Gordon has 26 starts at Texas Motor Speedway with one win coming in 2009. He has eight top-five finishes and 11 top-ten finishes during that time.