Will Gordon's New Paint Scheme Be Hard To Spot At Michigan?

By jamesharris
Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

As a fan of cars, especially the NASCAR Gen 6, I’m big on paint schemes. Although this comes a few races ahead of the Sprint Cup schedule, it has been announced Jeff Gordon’s No 24 car will feature a blue and white Standox scheme for Michigan Speedway on August 18.

It’s not the most attractive of paint schemes — will fans have a hard time spotting the No.24 car in the pack?

Standox is a leading manufacturer of automotive refinishing paints with its headquarters in Wuppertal, Germany. The company offers innovative and environmentally-compatible product systems in over 80 countries.

Despite managing 18 top-5 and 25 top-10 finishes, Gordon has only notched up two wins at the Michigan International Speedway over his two-decade Sprint Cup career.

At 14th in the standings and without a victory this season, the pressure is on for Gordon’s Chase for the Sprint Cup hopes. The four-time champion has just eight races to get inside the top 10 or score a few wins should he have to rely on a wild card slot.

This time last year, he was 17th in the standings after the 2012 Coke Zero 400. But after climbing and dropping a few spots, he managed to just squeeze into 12th by the cut-off race at Richmond, earning him a wild card slot. By the end of season, he climbed to 10th overall.

Gordon is even closer to the cutoff this year and is convinced that he and Hendrick Motosports have the ability to turn the season around.

James Harris is a NASCAR writer for RantSports.com. Follow him @gentlemanity and “Like” him Facebook or add him to your network on Google+

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