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Jeff Gordon to sport old color scheme

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03:03 PM ET 03.20 | As many fans now know, Dupont has come under new ownership and now has a new name. The Carlyle Group bought the painting company and the company is now named Axalta Coating Systems. So how will the No. 24 Chevrolet look in 2013 without Dupont on the hood anymore? As part of the new ownerships announcement, Jeff Gordon will sponsor specific paint brands rather than Axalta Coating Systems the first part of the 2013 season. Pant brands could include Cromax Pro, Imron, Standox, and more. Lionel, makers of NASCAR die-cast cars, recently gave fans a sneak peek into what Jeff Gordon's car may look like without Dupont. On Lionel's website, Jeff Gordon's scheme is almost identical to his 2011 Dupont paint scheme. Only this time it has Cromax Pro as the primary sponsor

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March 21, 2013  08:41 AM ET

I approve, but is that all that's going on?

March 21, 2013  09:32 AM ET

WOW......Did T&R actually hire someone to write NASCAR Threads this has to be a record of new threads in less then a week.

New PAINT SCHEME who cares it still Gordon.

March 21, 2013  09:34 AM ET

Paint it CROMAX PRO Pink....it would be a very good color for the guy.

March 21, 2013  11:14 AM ET
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Paint it CROMAX PRO Pink....it would be a very good color for the guy.

Judge Not, least ye be judged yourself.

March 21, 2013  11:16 AM ET

The old paint job was pretty cool, GO JEFF in your waning years.

March 21, 2013  12:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Judge Not, least ye be judged yourself.

Sorry...... I guess I should talk about the little whinner like that.

March 21, 2013  12:23 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Sorry...... I guess I should talk about the little whinner like that.

Oppps.....type-o

I guess I shouldn't talk about the little whinner like that

March 21, 2013  01:26 PM ET

Have to agree, a new paint scheme is not worthy of a story, who really cares?

Either he starts driving like he used to drive or it has become apparent his skills are no longer what they were. With all his back problems I wonder what motivates him to keep driving, he has made over $75 mil in purse receipts alone in the last 20 years not to mention salary, he can't really need anymore money, can he?

March 21, 2013  02:04 PM ET
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Have to agree, a new paint scheme is not worthy of a story, who really cares? Either he starts driving like he used to drive or it has become apparent his skills are no longer what they were. With all his back problems I wonder what motivates him to keep driving, he has made over $75 mil in purse receipts alone in the last 20 years not to mention salary, he can't really need anymore money, can he?

He should take a look at Richard Petty, and walk away while he's at least "near" the top.

March 21, 2013  02:32 PM ET

None of them do. Terry LaBonte still gets to be a hired gun to get whatever car into a field with his provisional. Bobby LaBonte still runs around mid-pack in an underfunded team. The only won capable of winning at his age is Mark Martin. Jeff still has some years left in him before he becomes a rolling chicane.......

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March 21, 2013  04:08 PM ET

I'll sleep better tonight knowing this

March 21, 2013  04:43 PM ET
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Sorry...... I guess I should talk about the little whinner like that.

It has got to be a terrible thing to be a nothing, that sits around his borrowed computer, and criticize other people. I think they call it a wannabe. Oh whinner is spelled whinnier.

March 21, 2013  04:57 PM ET

I don't care what color the car is as long as I see it in victory lane.

I don't think Jeff is going to retire until he hits 100 victorys...I just hope he includes at least ONE more championship too.

March 21, 2013  09:04 PM ET

I think Jeff still has great finishes and wins in him......but a Championship, NO.......the reason for that is because he has very strong competition and I don't think he can beat them overall.

As for the question why does he need the money........without going into all his business ventures, I can only say that if I was in his shoes, I would definitely keep driving for a few more years......earn it while you can.......but I do agree that he should walk away before he becomes a Labonte.......(in a few more years).

March 21, 2013  09:08 PM ET

I never used to like Jeff......won't say what I thought of him back then as it is redundant today......but since he hooked up with Ingrid and had kids, he changed in a good way......I became a fan then.

I agree that paint schemes are not a big whoop of a story......BUT....this one is about a long time sponsor and a repeat Champ....so it has a bit more whoop than usual.....LOL

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March 22, 2013  01:15 PM ET

Not a knock against Gordon, he has had a great career but it's time to admit that his best days are behind him.

 
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