SPARTA, Ky. - When Alex Bowman heads back to Pocono Raceway for the July 29 race weekend, he'll have a brand-new ride with him.
Friday morning, Axalta unveiled the No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 that will make the trip, featuring the company's All-Pro Teachers program in partnership with the defending Super Bowl-champion Philadelphia Eagles.
The green paint scheme will celebrate the Eagles on the field and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) educators in the classroom.
"The exposure that the Axalta All-Pro Teachers program will receive thanks to Alex Bowman's No. 88 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 will showcase the campaign to a national audience," said Charlie Shaver, Axalta chairman and CEO. "We thank the Philadelphia Eagles, Alex Bowman and Hendrick Motorsports for their dedicated support of such a worthwhile program."
The All-Pro Teacher program recognizes exceptional STEM teachers for their contributions to their students, school and community, and names 10 teachers each year who receive community recognition, continuing education opportunities and financial contributions to their school programs.
Nominations are currently being accepted for the 2018 Axalta All-Pro Teachers program. 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.
Friday at Kentucky Speedway, Bowman said he's excited to run the unique scheme in just a few weeks.
"I'm really looking forward to that," he said. "We are going to have the teacher that wins the All-Pro Teachers award there. That will be special for them. It's going to be a lot of fun, and it's pretty cool to have the Super Bowl champions on the car."
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