Gordon, Hendrick, sponsor announce extension

GORDON, HENDRICK AND DUPONT ANNOUNCE CONTRACT EXTENSION Wilmington, Del. (May 29, 2008) - Jeff Gordon, Hendrick Motorsports and DuPont will continue as the longest active driver/owner/sponsor combination in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series through...

GORDON, HENDRICK AND DUPONT ANNOUNCE CONTRACT EXTENSION

Wilmington, Del. (May 29, 2008) - Jeff Gordon, Hendrick Motorsports and DuPont will continue as the longest active driver/owner/sponsor combination in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series through 2010.

The two-year contract extension announcement came today at DuPont's global headquarters where Gordon spent the day with employees during their annual employee appreciation day.

"We come out here before the spring Dover race each year and spend time with the people who lend their support and make our success possible," said Gordon. "And it was special to be able to announce to the many loyal DuPont employees that we're all going to remain a part of the same team for several more years.

"I started my career with DuPont and I hope to end my career with them as my primary sponsor."

DuPont teamed up with Hendrick Motorsports and Jeff Gordon for the final race of the 1992 season with the newly formed No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports race team and have since competed in every NASCAR Cup Series race. Together they have amassed four championships, 81 wins and 65 career poles.

"This sponsorship is a perfect match for a company as large and diverse as DuPont," said DuPont Vice President David Bills. "NASCAR's overall communications reach is impressive, but the DuPont brand enjoys even higher visibility because Jeff and the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet figure so prominently in so many races."

-credit: hm

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Series NASCAR Sprint Cup
Drivers Jeff Gordon
Teams Hendrick Motorsports