Since his arrival in the Sprint Cup Series in 1993, Jeff Gordon has raced two different DuPont paint schemes, not counting the special one-race deals with other products.
From 1993 through 2000, he ran the rainbow design, which prompted a slew of nicknames. It also prompted his first career win and three championships.
Then from 2001 until this year, he's switched to the flames which brought another championship and the passing of Dale Earnhardt on the all-time win list.
However on Friday, during an appearance on the QVC Network and For Race Fans Only, Gordon announced he will have his third paint scheme for DuPont in 2009 and beyond.
While they didn't reveal what the paint scheme will actually looks like, that will come in the following weeks, they did say the base color will be.....black.
In the past, Gordon has run many different paint schemes, including a Jurassic Park car in 1997 during the All-Star race. He won. A 200th DuPont Anniversary car in 2002 won, then came the many different Pepsi schemes which found victory lane twice in 2004, once in 2005 and again last year.
He's successful no matter what car he's driving.
But he's only had two primary paint schemes with DuPont and apparently the paint scheme only changes when the President of the United States does. Yes, Gordon's paint schemes involve a bit of history.
From 1993 to 2000 during the Bill Clinton administration there was a rainbow, there's so many one-liners hidden there. Then 2001-2008 brought George W. Bush and flames, just think Iraq war.
Now with the next election just around the corner so is the next DuPont era. One can only imagine what it may look like.