Paint schemes are one of the most intriguing parts of NASCAR. Four-time Sprint Cup Series champion, Jeff Gordon, has always had some interesting paint schemes.
On Thursday, Gordon and his No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team held a press conference to announce an out of the ordinary scheme to be run during the Bank Of America 500 on October 13 at the Charlotte Motor Speedway.
AARP, AARP Foundation, and Nickelodeon’s Helping and Leading Others program have joined together to create a fan favorite scheme for Gordon.
Who would actually think that if Nickelodeon sponsored a car, they would put turtles on it instead of Spongebob or those random fantasy animal characters they have across their network? I bet you Jeff Gordon didn’t. But, the car still looks good, at least Gordon thinks so.
“They love Nickelodeon, my kids, that’s all we DVR, that’s all we watch is Nickelodeon programming and I know they’re going to big fans of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The kids love racing and they love the paint schemes. As a parent now, these types of moments are very special,” Gordon said at the unveiling of his Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles paint scheme.
Even though he shaved his mustache, Gordon has yet another crazy promise to excite fans, spicing up his championship hopes.
If Jeff Gordon winds up in Victory Lane at Charlotte in October, he will perform a break dance in the winner’s circle.
It wouldn’t be Gordon’s first time dancing in public. For those who can’t remember or didn’t see it, he started break-dancing during Champion’s week last year in Las Vegas which began a Youtube sensation courtesy of RPM2night.com.
The TMNT scheme will feature several of the famous turtles as they will adorn the hood, quarter-pannel’s, and bumper of Gordon’s No. 24 Chevrolet.
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