Johnny Manziel is a little bit busy right now preparing for the 2014 NFL Draft. But if he has time to tune into the Duck Commander 500 at Texas Motor Speedway on Sunday, he's going to like what he sees. That's because Jeff Gordon is going to be driving a car that was painted with a Texas A&M color scheme during the NASCAR race. A company called Axalta Coating Systems bought Gordon's longtime sponsor DuPont recently. And because Axalta has a CEO who attended A&M, Gordon's car has been given a complete Aggies makeover.
On Thursday, Gordon made a pit stop at Texas A&M to show off the car to thousands of Aggies fans. And they absolutely loved what they saw:
Gordon also loves the idea of representing the Aggies during the race tomorrow. But he knows that, because he's driving the car, Aggies fans are going to put pressure on him to live up to the high standards that Manziel helped establish at A&M over the course of the last two years.
"This is certainly exciting to have a winning organization and team with a lot of pride from not only students but all of its alumni and fans around the world," he said while attending the event at Texas A&M, "but that's going to put an extreme amount of pressure on our race team this weekend to go out and do what they've been doing, which is winning."
Here's a better look at the car that Gordon will be driving:
Gig 'em! Don't let the Aggies fans down, Jeff...
[via From The Marbles]