[media-credit name=”sambass.com” align=”alignright” width=”169″][/media-credit]Paint Scheme Celebrates a 20 Year Partnership for Bass, DuPont and Four-Time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Champion Jeff Gordon
CONCORD, N.C. (March 9, 2012) – A milestone year for DuPont Motorsports, 2012 marks the 20th year of the corporation’s motorsports program, and the company’s 20 year anniversary with artist Sam Bass. Bass joined forces with DuPont, Hendrick Motorsports, and NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon two decades ago to develop the now iconic look for the No. 24 Chevrolet. As a celebration of the continued partnership, Bass designed a brand new DuPont “20 Years” paint scheme that will debut this weekend at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
“I’m excited about the race this weekend because I think we will have a great race car,” commented Jeff Gordon, driver of the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet. “Running this new Sam Bass original paint scheme will be cool because it signifies a great relationship that is now 20 years strong.”
Bass has seen many of his paint schemes on the track over the years, but the close relationship that he has developed with DuPont makes the debut of the “20 Years” paint scheme extra special.
“I am so very proud of my relationship with DuPont Motorsports, Jeff Gordon, and Hendrick Motorsports, dating back to 1992,” said Sam Bass. “To be able to celebrate a 20 year anniversary as the graphic designer, on an exciting race weekend, 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 has also created a limited edition print and poster featuring Jeff Gordon’s new No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet paint scheme, which is on sale now through SamBass.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 sambass.com.