Originally posted on Rubbings Racing  |  Last updated 2/4/13
It turns out that Jeff Gordon’s last time with the Dupont brand on his car, resulted in a victory at Homestead-Miami Speedway in the final race of 2012. Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw/Getty Images By: Toby Christie – Follow on Twitter @Tobalical A long time partnership for Jeff Gordon is coming to an end — kind of. At the same time a new sponsorship opportunity has been found for the four-time Sprint Cup Series champion — kind of. Give me a chance to explain. Dupont Automotive Refinishes which have been a sponsor on Gordon’s Chevrolet since he began his Sprint Cup Series career at Atlanta in 1992, have rebranded and have officially changed their name. In a press release Monday it was announced that the Carlyle Group — an investment firm which owns Hertz Rental Car, Allison Transmission and Dunkin’ Donuts — have acquired Dupont’s paint business. They have now been rebranded as Axalta Coating Systems. What does this mean? For now nothing but a simple name change. All of the same people ar...
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