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The DuPont Company has agreed to sell its auto paint business in an almost $5 billion cash deal, advancing its strategy to move out of oil-based products and delve more deeply into advancing agriculture, nutrition and renewable fuels.
The company announced the $4.9 billion sale of its DuPont Performance Coatings business, a cornerstone in the firm’s traditional lines, to The Carlyle Group, a global asset management firm.
The transaction is expected to close early in 2013, and [...]
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Jeff Gordon is back at the track where he made his Cup debut 20 years ago.
Gordon will mark the occasion with a special paint scheme on his No. 24 Chevrolet for Sunday night's race at Atlanta Motor Speedway.
''Time flies,'' Gordon said. ''Right from the beginning, this was a special place for me.''
Back in 1992, no one noticed a 21-year-old...
Jeff Gordon, driver of the #24 DuPont Chevrolet, met with media and discussed racing at Atlanta, his teammates, the upcoming Chase to the NASCAR Sprint Cup, and more.
THE MODERATOR: Jeff, hard to believe a year ago we were here for the 85th victory. Talk a little bit about coming back to Atlanta.
JEFF GORDON: Yeah, time flies. Last year was an amazing experience. Atlanta...
Well after a good year or so, Taking Bad Schotz officially now has a favorite race driver in Jeff Gordon. We fully endorse Jeffrey Michael Gordon and think he is beyond genuine, talented, and awesome.
Here are just a few reasons proving this:
9) He has the most wins in the NASCAR modern era with 86.
8) He kind of looks like Tom Cruise.
7) He’s 5ft 7in.
6) He broadcasted the...
THE MODERATOR: We’ll get started with our post-race press conference. Following the AdvoCare 500 here at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. We are welcomed by Jeff Gordon driver of the No. 24 DuPont Chevrolet who finished second in tonight’s race. Talk about your run tonight.
JEFF GORDON: What a battle. You know going into this race that it’s going to be a fight. You...
Jeff Gordon led the way for the Team Chevy banner by finishing second in last night’s AdvoCare 500 from the Atlanta Motor Speedway. Kevin Harvick turned in another great running coming home in the 5th place. Dale Earnhardt, Jr. (7th) and Paul Menard (8th) each got top ten finishes in the race. Kasey Kahne improved his chances of making the Chase Sunday with a 23rd place finish...
Denny Hamlin did himself a favor -- and one for Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch in the process.
Outrunning Jeff Gordon on a two-lap dash to the finish in Sunday night's AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hamlin scored his second straight NASCAR Sprint Cup Series victory, his series-best fourth of the season and the 21st of his career.
Hamlin also preserved Busch...
Virginia may be for lovers, but this Saturday at Richmond International Raceway will be a battle royale.
With the NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup field all but decided, typical short-track racing will be all the "rage."
Yes, there's still a wild-card spot up for grabs, but that contest likely will come down to Jeff Gordon and Kyle Busch.
For all intents and purposes...
Jimmie Johnson, driver of the #48 Lowe’s/Kobalt Tools Chevrolet, met members of the media at Atlanta Motor Speedway and discussed last week’s race and coming into Atlanta this weekend, what the team is willing to do to help teammates Kasey Kahne and Jeff Gordon get into the Chase, who he thinks is a threat in the Chase at this point of the season and much more.
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Atlanta Motor Speedway only hosts one Sprint Cup event these days, but it's a big one: the Advocare 500, held on Labor Day weekend, and the penultimate round of the regular season before the start of the Chase for the Sprint Cup. As such, this is a critical race for drivers on the fringe of a Chase berth, as some drivers will lock in spots and others will jostle for a wild card...
Tony Stewart led the way for Team Chevy by putting his #14 Office Depot/Mobil 1 Chevrolet on the pole for Sunday’s AdvoCare 500 from the Atlanta Motor Speedway. He was followed in the top fifteen by Jeff Gordon (5th), Jimmie Johnson (8th), and Kasey Kahne (11th). Below are quotes from those drivers after their qualifying runs as well as Ryan Newman (17th), Danica Patrick (23rd...
HAMPTON, Ga. – Sam Hornish Jr. will start the Shell-Pennzoil Dodge from the 15th position in Sunday night’s AdvoCare 500 Sprint Cup Series race here at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Hornish turned in a lap of 30.03 seconds (184.609 mph) in today’s qualifying session to earn the starting spot.
“Compared to where we were when we unloaded the Shell/Pennzoil Dodge Charger earlier...