On a relatively quiet day of NASCAR champions week in Las Vegas, NASCAR’s most popular driver was the center of attention Wednesday. Dale Earnhardt Jr. revealed the paint scheme he will race with in 2016 and just like his days in the No. 8 Budweiser car Earnhardt Jr. will back in a red Chevy.
Axalta, a former sponsor of Jeff Gordon’s No. 24 for Hendrick Motorsports, will be the primary sponsor for Earnhardt for 13 Sprint Cup races in 2016. The partnership was announced in October. The contract extension will take Axaltas presence and one of the longest running sponsorships in NASCAR through 2018. The company, once known as DuPont , is now in its 23rd full season in NASCAR dating back to November 1992 when the company first began sponsoring Gordon.
In addition to the 13 events as a primary sponsor, Axalta will be featured as a major associate sponsor during all non-primary events. MORE>>>