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Jeff Gordon to drive Penn State car at Pocono NASCAR race

Written by The Associated Press | Apr 16, 2015 3:33 AM
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(State College) --  NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon will drive a blue and white Penn State car for a June race at Pennsylvania's Pocono Raceway.

The four-time Sprint Cup Series winner unveiled the design at Penn State.

He drove a replica of the repainted Chevrolet SS around campus and attended a rally with the marching band and cheerleaders.

Gordon says the special paint scheme is part of a partnership between the university and one of his sponsors, Philadelphia-based paint producer Axalta Coating Systems.

They're pushing science, technology, engineering, math and education and giving 100 Penn State students a chance to tour Pocono's garages, learn car technology from Gordon's crew chief and have dinner with the driver.
 

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