Articles tagged ‘Team DuPont’

Feb 04

Rebranded Axalta Coating Systems Remains Committed to Hendrick Motorsports and Jeff Gordon

The Carlyle Group (DuPont) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (February 4, 2013) - The Carlyle Group, one of the world's largest and most successful investment firms with a portfolio of businesses that includes Hertz Rental Car, Allison Transmission and Dunkin' Donuts, announced today that it has acquired DuPont's paint business. Although the people, products and technologies will remain the same, the paint business, which sponsors the No. 24 Chevrolet of Hendrick Motorsports and driver Jeff Gordon in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, has been rebranded as Axalta Coating Systems. The Axalta Coating Systems name will begin appearing on the No. 24 team car in the second quarter of the year. In the meantime, on-car branding will include familiar automotive paint brands and products such as Standox®, Spies Hecker, ... FULL STORY »

Gordon, DuPont and HMS Celebrate 20th Anniversary

Jeff Gordon and DuPont unveil the "20 Years Celebratory Chevrolet" #24 DuPont car on May 31, 2012 in Wilmington, Delaware. The Hall of Fame driver will race this paint scheme one time during the 2012 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway in Florida this November. HOMESTEAD, Fla. (November 13, 2012) - This Thursday marks 20 years to the day when a bright new sponsor took a chance on a rookie driver with a newly formed Hendrick Motorsports team. And the rest, as they say, is ... FULL STORY »

2012 NSCS AdvoCare 500 at PIR Q&A with Team Chevy Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon - Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DUPONT CHEVROLET, met with members of the media at Phoenix International Raceway and discussed the groove at Phoenix International Raceway, the possibility of the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series racing on dirt, what it takes to ... FULL STORY »

Climb Up Standings Continues for Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon in garage - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR AVONDALE, Ariz. (November 5, 2012) - While it may be a two-driver battle for the 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series championship entering Sunday's AdvoCare 500, Jeff Gordon still has plenty to fight for. And Team DuPont still has plenty of fight ... FULL STORY »

2012 NSCS Hollywood Casino 400 Q&A with Team Chevy Driver Jeff Gordon

Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet, stands in the garage area - Photo Credit: Chris Trotman/Getty Images for NASCAR JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DUPONT CHEVROLET, met with members of the media at Kansas Speedway and discussed the first practice session, a potential second groove coming in on the newly repaved surface and other topics.  TELL US ABOUT PRACTICE: “We were moving ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon Attempting to Win His Second Inaugural Event at Kansas

Jeff Gordon in garage - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR KANSAS CITY, Kan. (October 15, 2012) - This weekend, Jeff Gordon may not think he is in Kansas any more. Following the April event at Kansas Speedway, the 1.5-mile track was repaved and reconfigured with the corners now featuring variable banking ... FULL STORY »

2012 NSCS GEICO 400 Q&A with Team Chevy Driver Jeff Gordon

NSCS Jeff Gordon in car - Photo Credit: Robert Laberge/Getty Images for NASCAR JEFF GORDON, NO, 24 DUPONT CHEVROLET  met with media  and discussed racing his way into the Chase  for the NASCAR Sprint Cup, his approach for the 10-race Chase, sharinginformation at Hendrick Motorsports, and more. TALK ABOUT MAKING THE CHASE AND PREPARING  TO WIN ANOTHER CHAMPIONSHIP: "It was huge. And we're still feeling the impacts of that performance. The whole team is extremely fired up and excited about the way things have been going; and to be able to pull that off gives us a hugeboost. We're ready to go get after it here in Chicago this weekend. We feel like we've got a good game plan and a great race car and the stash is back, so I think we're in great shape." YOU SPOKE OFTEN BEFORE YOU MADE THE CHASE THAT YOU FELT LIKE YOUR TEAM WAS RUNNING WELL ENOUGH TO BE A CHASE TEAM THIS YEAR. IS THAT A POSITIVE, GOING FORWARD, IN THE SENSE THAT YOU ALREADY  FELT LIKE YOU WERE COMPETITIVE ENOUGH? DO YOU FEEL YOU'RE IN A BETTER POSITION HAVING RUN THAT WELL ALL SEASON? "Yes. I think the only way that you don't hear from us in the Chase is some of the same things that bit us earlier in the year bite us again. If we finish where we're running and where are performance level isat, then we're going to be a major threat in this thing. And we've done that the last three weeks. We've done it sporadically throughout the year, but we just didn't do it that consistently and you can pointfingers at a lot of different reasons. And I'm the biggest believer in on you make your luck by being the best team out there. And I don't feel like we've been the best team out there so far this season. "But what I love about the Chase is that it's all about timing. If you pull it together and you improve those things in areas that you're weak in at the right time and make your way into it; and Tony (Stewart)proved that last year that anything is possible and especially after Saturday night's performance (at RIR), we definitely feel like this season has just now been rejuvenated for us and we're on a clean slateand we've got an excellent opportunity to do something pretty spectacular that we might not have even expected with this season and the way it could possibly turn out." YOU'VE BEEN OF THE MINDSET THAT IT'S WIN, OR GO HOME SINCE MID-SEASON. HAS THAT MINDSET CHANGED NOW? "I can promise you; that's what got us in this thing and that's what's going to keep us in it and get us the championship.  If anything, I think what these last three weeks; and really this season has provento us is that you have to aggressively pursue wins and obviously accumulate the most points. That's what wins this championship. And we know that we've got to accumulate basically 12 more than anyand nine more than a bunch of other guys and six more and three more than others; so we certainly have our work cut out for us. But, we're going to go out there with nothing to lose and everything togain, just the same way that we've approached these last races in the last several weeks." YOU WERE PRETTY HOT GOING INTO THE CHASE LAST YEAR AND THEN IT OBVIOUSLY DIDN'T GO EXACTLY  AS PLANNED. CAN YOU COMPARE WHERE YOU WERE A YEAR AGOVERSUS RIGHT NOW? "I feel like last year we just didn't start the Chase off the way that I felt like we needed to and I think maybe some of it was that we didn't have that 'win or nothing' type attitude. We kind of got into to the allright, we've got 10 weeks and you've got to be consistent and kind of do what's gotten us here. And that's not the case for us this year. We didn't expect to be here. The pressure is not on us right now. It'sobviously on the guys who are favored and we can go out there and just be aggressive and do our thing and do it under that radar; where last year I feel like we were one of the favorites going in. "We just did not pursue the wins as aggressively as we are going to this time and I also feel like we just didn't step up when we needed to. I don't know if we went into it quite like we have this year andcertainly under a lot different circumstances. Over those 10 weeks, we just failed. So, we're going to try to do it differently this time." NO MICROPHONE "I don't know. I haven't won a championship since 2001, so it's not that unfamiliar. Certainly this is a much different situation and position to be in this year than we have in the past, yes." AFTER RICHMOND, DALE EARNHARDT JR. JOKED THAT WHAT WOULD BE DIFFERENT ABOUT HAVING FOUR HENDRICK CARS IN THE CHASE MIGHT BE THAT THE SATURDAY BRIEFINGSGET A LOT SHORTER. ARE YOU EXPECTING INFORMATION-SHARING TO BE MORE CHALLENGING?  HAS IS HAPPENED THAT WAY IN THE PAST AS IN 2007 WHEN YOU AND JIMMIEJOHNSON WERE GOING HEAD-TO-HEAD? "I don't expect that to really happen this weekend, but I think that in five or six weeks if all four of us are in it or if two or three of us or however it works out, if you're going to be competing with that individual right up until the final races of the Chase, then it's almost impossible not to have some information sharing be a ... FULL STORY »

Jeff Gordon in garage - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR
Jeff Gordon Now a Contender for 2012 Title
Posted 09.10.12
JOLIET, Ill. (September 10, 2012) - After finishing second last weekend at Richmond and securing a "Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup" berth, Jeff Gordon said he felt like he had won the race. Actually, it was nearly three races that he won that night. Gordon entered the 26th race of ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon in garage - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR
2012 NSCS AdvoCare 500 Q&A with Team Chevy Driver Jeff Gordon
Posted 08.31.12
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DUPONT CHEVROLET met with media and discussed racing at Atlanta, his teammates, the upcoming Chase to the NASCAR Sprint Cup, and more. THE MODERATOR: Jeff, hard to believe a year ago we were here for the 85th victory.  Talk a little bit about coming back to Atlanta.   JEFF ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon in garage - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR
Track Position Could Lead to Chase Position for Jeff Gordon
Posted 07.30.12
LONG POND, Pa. (July 30, 2012) - Six races remain until the "Chase for the NASCAR Sprint Cup" field is set, and Jeff Gordon is currently outside looking in. The five-time Pocono Raceway winner knows it will take at least one win to earn a coveted "Chase" position, and track ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon in garage - Photo Credit: Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images for NASCAR
Jeff Gordon Eyeing Great Finish in ‘The Granite State’
Posted 07.09.12
LOUDON, N.H. (July 9, 2012) - For Team DuPont, will this weekend's LENOX Industrial Tools 301 provide a magical finish? Last year, Jeff Gordon had to overcome obstacles during two strong performances at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. In July, the three-time track winner led 19 laps before electrical problems dropped him ...FULL STORY »
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Team Chevy, 2012 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Post-Race Recaps
Posted 06.17.12
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2012 NSCS Quicken Loans 400 Pre-Race Q&A with Team Chevy Driver, Jeff Gordon
Posted 06.15.12
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DUPONT CHEVROLET, met with media and discussed the fast speeds at Michigan the upcoming road race at Sonoma, the preparation and expectations of repaved tracks, and more.  CAN YOU ABLE TO GO FLAT AROUND HERE? “No, no. I think qualifying is going to be extremely fast. And you’re ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon Car On Track - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR
Jeff Gordon Impressed with Michigan Makeover
Posted 06.11.12
BROOKLYN, Mich. (June 11, 2012) - This weekend, be sure to catch Jeff Gordon on Extreme Makeover: Michigan International Speedway Edition. For the second consecutive week, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series visits a track that has been repaved during the offseason. Michigan International Speedway, site of Sunday's Quicken Loans 400, has ...FULL STORY »
Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet speaks to reporters - Photo Credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images for NASCAR
2012 NSCS Pocono 400 presented by #NASCAR Pre-Race Q&A with Team Chevy Driver, Jeff Gordon
Posted 06.08.12
JEFF GORDON, NO. 24 DUPONT CHEVROLET, met with members of the media at Pocono Raceway and discussed the new pavement at Pocono, the high speeds at Michigan, Kurt Busch’s suspension and other topics. ACCORDING TO STATISTICS IN PERCENTAGE OF LAPS LED THIS YEAR THERE ARE ONLY TWO DRIVERS WHO HAVE LED ...FULL STORY »
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Trek to Triangular Track Tricky for No. 24 Team
Posted 06.04.12
LONG POND, Pa. (June 4, 2012) - For five-time track winner Jeff Gordon and Team DuPont, it is a trip to the unknown. Pocono Raceway, site of this Sunday's Pocono 400 presented by #NASCAR, was repaved during the off-season. While the defending race winner is looking for a similar result, Gordon ...FULL STORY »

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