Dale Jr. to Drive Eagles Paint Scheme
April 5, 2017 | 12:15 P.M. EST
Earnhardt's sponsor, Axalta, partnered with the Eagles to recognize outstanding sixth through 12th grade teachers concentrating on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). (Photo: Getty Images)
Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s No. 88 Chevrolet will feature a Philadelphia Eagles design for the Pocono 400 at Pocono Raceway in June.
Earnhardt's sponsor, Axalta, partnered with the Eagles to recognize outstanding sixth through 12th grade teachers concentrating on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
The Axalta All-Pro Teachers logo will be prominently displayed on Earnhardt Jr.’s green, white and black Chevrolet at Pocono. Former or current school principals, students, colleagues, as well as members of the community can nominate teachers in school districts throughout the Greater Philadelphia region. Based on their educational drive, innovation in the classroom, and community ownership, 10 teachers will be selected as an All-Pro Teacher and recognized at an Eagles home game in 2017. Each teacher’s school will receive a monetary donation from Axalta for STEM programming or school supplies, tickets to an Eagles home game, a personalized Eagles jersey and football, and a nomination for Axalta All-Pro Teacher of the Year. The 2017 Axalta All-Pro Teacher of the Year will receive an additional donation to his or her school, an Eagles Pep Rally hosted at their school, and a vacation for two.
“Having terrific partners really helps to make programs like the Axalta All-Pro Teachers reach a larger community,” said Axalta Chairman and CEO Charlie Shaver. “The exposure that the Axalta All-Pro Teachers program will receive at the Pocono 400, thanks to Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s popular No. 88 car, will showcase the campaign to a national audience. We thank the Philadelphia Eagles, Dale Jr., and Hendrick Motorsports for their dedicated support of such a worthwhile program.”