The 2012 NASCAR season has not had the exact result Jeff Gordon hoped for but the future looks bright as he has locked sponsorship for the future.
Gordon will have one of his primary sponsors AARP and AARP Foundation coming back with the No.24 team at Hendrick Motorsports, according to the Associated Press on Thursday. Both parties have agreed to a new contract extension for one more year until 2014.
The Drive to End Hunger by AARP has been a primary sponsor for 22 cup races in 2012.
Gordon told the AP that he was honored to drive the car with the AARP sponsorship and is excited to continue doing it.
“It has been an honor and a pleasure to be part of Drive to End Hunger these last two seasons, and I’m excited to keep pushing in the fight against older adult hunger,” said Gordon to the AP.
The announcement of Gordon’s sponsorship extension happens to be great news for him and the No.24 team as other teams have struggled to secure sponsorship. Since the AARP signed onto to sponsor the team in 2011 in a three-year deal, it has been a relationship that has worked well.
AARP has backed Gordon for the majority of the past two NASCAR Sprint Cup Series seasons, since Dupont who has sponsored him for most of his career has not been involved as much as it has in the past. Gordon and AARP have worked together on and off the track and it seems that the partnership has worked since both parties have agreed on an extension.
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