Jeff Gordon to drive Penn State car at Pocono NASCAR race
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — Penn State's taking its high-speed NASCAR offense from the football field to the race track.
NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon says he'll drive a blue and white Penn State car at a June race at Pocono Raceway in northeastern Pennsylvania.
The four-time Sprint Cup Series unveiled the design Tuesday 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.