Found June 08, 2013 on Start 'N' Park Blog:
It was announced this week that Hendrick Motorsports and Axalta Coating Systems have reached a three year extension. That would have the former DuPont automotive finishes department sponsoring 10 races a year in that span. Do that necessarily mean that Jeff Gordon would be the driver for those years? “Nothing has changed for me.  We’re still competitive and still being challenged and have goals and my back is hanging in there.  We’ve got sponsorship, which is a positive thing for our team and the sport.  We’re very excited about Axalta.  This has been a real tricky type of year for them and transition for them internally as well as for us as a team because we’ve known the name of the company, we’ve maybe seen some of the logos, but they are a worldwide company and we have to be patient with all that.  Because of the transition and the sale of how DuPont went about it, this was a season that was sort of guaranteed.  The next seasons ahead were not guaranteed and so it’s pretty exciting to know that they have that interest and have been working with Hendrick to sign an extension,” Gordon told reporters Friday form the Pocono Raceway. Gordon currently sits 11th in points and is in line for one of the wildcard spots. He hasn’t won the last race of the 2012 season, but that has not discouraged he nor his team. “I want to race for a long time, but I can’t say how long that is going to be at this time,” Gordon said Friday. I just hope that he can stay competitive and not hold on too long like drivers before him. Darrell Waltrip is a good example as a driver who held on too long, something he admits. The three time champ struggled to secure sponsorship, rides, and finally to make races in the last three years of his career. Others have continued at a high level, such as Mark Martin, who could be a title contender if he was running the full schedule. Gordon will be running for his seventh career Pocono win Sunday in the Party In The Poconos 400 by Walmart, which can be seen at 1 PM EST on TNT.
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