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CONCORD, N.C. -- The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series just finished up its first trip to Michigan International Speedway of the season last weekend.

And when the series returns to the Irish Hills in August, Dale Earnhardt Jr. will have a brand new ride.

Monday afternoon, Axalta unveiled the joint paint scheme it will share with the University of Michigan.

The unveil came at an event at Axalta's Mt. Clemens manufacturing plant in honor of the organization receiving the General Motors Supplier of the Year award for the second consecutive year.

In addition, Axalta and the University of Michigan recently partnered to support engineering and businesses students in addition to coatings research and other projects.


The No. 88 Axalta-University of Michigan Chevrolet SS will hit the track for the Aug. 28 race at Michigan.