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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.

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