First Glance - #AggieRaceDay (Jeff Gordon's Campus Visit, NASCAR Race Info)

What You Need to Know:

  • NASCAR rolls into Ft. Worth this weekend for the Duck Commander 500.
  • Jeff Gordon's car will include a TAMU Engineering paint scheme. Click here for time-lapse video of the car being painted.
  • Gordon will visit Texas A&M's campus on Thursday to unveil the car.
  • Former student and Chairman/CEO of Axalta Coating Systems, Charles Shaver '80, provided the Aggie-themed car to Texas A&M at no cost to the university.
  • Axalta Coating Systems is the primary sponsor for Gordon in 10 races annually through the 2016 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season.

Gordon's Campus Visit (Thursday)

  • The public is invited to attend the Aggie Race Day celebration in front of Rudder Tower at 5:30 pm.
  • The Texas A&M Yell Leaders, the Texas Aggie Dance Team, Reveille, and the members of the 12th Man Pit Crew, a group of 28 engineering students who will be attending the April 6 race, will also take part in the event.
  • Officials are recommending guests park in the West Campus Parking Garage and walk through the Pickard Pass tunnel and down Joe Routt Blvd. to Rudder Tower.
  • We extend a big thank you to Jeff Gordon for promoting GBH in a tweet yesterday. Gig em, Jeff!

Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

  • This is the first of two stops at Texas Motor Speedway for the NASCAR season.
  • The race starts at 2:00 pm on Sunday afternoon.
  • For a full weekend schedule at the track, click HERE.
  • Mr. Shaver is hosting 28 Texas A&M Engineering students in Axalta's suite on race day and providing them with a behind-the-scenes look at how engineers impact one of the most popular sports in the country.
  • DISCOUNTED TICKETS: Aggies can purchase discount tickets to attend the race in Fort Worth, April 4-6 at: Enter promo code: Gigem.
  • Aggie Race Day Merchandise: Commemorative souvenir items of the Aggie race car will be available for purchase online soon.
  • Good Bull Hunting will be on site at TMS this weekend bringing you up to the minute info and a full recap of events.

Your Thoughts?

  1. Are you heading to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend?
  2. Click on our Facebook page. Like us. Be our friend. -
  3. Go check out the SBNation NASCAR page and get geared up for the weekend:
Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Good Bull Hunting

You must be a member of Good Bull Hunting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Good Bull Hunting. You should read them.

Join Good Bull Hunting

You must be a member of Good Bull Hunting to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Good Bull Hunting. You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.