[media-credit name=”www.sambass.com” align=”alignright” width=”194″][/media-credit]The First Officially Licensed Artist of NASCAR Will Unveil a New DuPont Paint Scheme for the No. 24 Chevrolet and Meet Fans at the DuPont Display on Saturday Afternoon
CONCORD, N.C. (January 19, 2012) – Sam Bass will join four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon and executives of DuPont Motorsports and Hendrick Motorsports to unveil a brand new paint scheme during the NASCAR Preview 2012 Presented by Sprint on Saturday, January 21, at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. The new scheme celebrates a 20-year partnership between the group, and marks the third major redesign of the iconic No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet. The unveiling will take place at 1:00 p.m. in The Great Hall at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, N.C.; fans are welcome to attend with the purchase of a $20 NASCAR Preview/NASCAR Hall of Fame combo ticket.
“I am so very proud of my relationship with DuPont Motorsports, Jeff Gordon, and Hendrick Motorsports, dating back to 1992. To be able to celebrate a 20 year anniversary as the graphic designer for such an iconic sponsor, driver, and team combination in the sport of NASCAR, is an amazing thing. I am incredibly grateful and honored that they have taken me and my artwork on this ride that has lasted two decades.”
Bass will also be on hand to meet fans throughout the day at the NASCAR Preview event in the Charlotte Convention Center. Fans are encouraged to stop by the DuPont Display in Exhibit Hall C where Bass will be signing autographs from 9:00–11:00 a.m., and again from 2:30–5:00 p.m. Young artists are also invited to visit the display to color one of the Sam Bass/Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation coloring pages that Bass designed exclusively for the NASCAR Preview event.
Bass will also be selling a brand new poster featuring Jeff Gordon’s new No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet paint scheme at the DuPont Display as a part of the NASCAR Acceleration Weekend. Each poster will cost $10 with a portion of the proceeds benefiting The Promise Circle, a division of the Jeff Gordon Children’s Foundation.
Tickets for the NASCAR Acceleration Weekend are still available. For just $10 ($15 at the door), fans can attend the NASCAR Preview 2012 Presented by Sprint and have the opportunity to meet over 50 NASCAR drivers. A combo ticket is also available for $20 granting fans access to both the NASCAR Preview and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.nascaracceleration2012.com.
ABOUT SAM BASS:
Sam Bass, the first officially licensed artist of NASCAR, is the sport’s most accomplished artist and graphic designer. Since 1987, he has created race team graphics for corporate America’s leading sponsors, NASCAR team owners and drivers. He is also known for his fine-art original paintings and a distinctive style when it comes to his design of track program covers, racing-themed ad campaigns, posters, apparel and custom guitars. Located adjacent to Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Bass’ personal studio and motorsports art gallery is available for group tours, media events, private parties and corporate hospitality. For more information about Sam or the Sam Bass Gallery, please call 704.455.6915 or log on to www.sambass.com.