Sport Clips Haircuts Renews Partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing for 2013 Season Denny Hamlin to Drive No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota in Two Sprint Cup Series Races, Elliott Sadler Joins to Drive No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota in Seven Nationwide Series Races
HUNTERSVILLE, N.C., Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today the renewal of Sport Clips Haircuts as the primary sponsor for a total of nine races during the 2013 NASCAR season – the most in the Texas-based hair care franchise's five-year history with JGR. "We have a strong partner and true brand-ambassador in Joe Gibbs Racing," said Gordon Logan, Sport Clips Founder and CEO. "Through the years, it has been exciting to see racing fans become our clients, and our clients become racing fans, through this partnership and love of the sport."
The 2013 season will mark Denny Hamlin's fourth year competing for Sport Clips. Hamlin won at Atlanta Motor Speedway last season driving the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota. He will drive the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota in two Sprint Cup Series races this season beginning with the May 11th race at Darlington Raceway followed by the September 1st race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. In his first year with Joe Gibbs Racing, NASCAR veteran Elliott Sadler brings with him 197 career Nationwide Series starts, including nine wins, 46 top-five and 86 top-10 finishes. Sadler will race for Sport Clips in seven Nationwide Series Races, including the VFW Sport Clips Help a Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway on May 10th. "We'll have a lot of talent behind the wheel with Denny and Elliott! We're looking forward to an exciting season," said Logan.
"We're excited to have Sport Clips continue its partnership with us at JGR," said J.D. Gibbs, President of Joe Gibbs Racing. "It's been fun to watch the success of their program and how it continues to grow each season which now includes the Sprint Cup Series with Denny (Hamlin) as well as our Nationwide Series program with Elliott (Sadler)."
2013 NASCAR SCHEDULE
Sprint Cup Series
May 11: Darlington Raceway – Denny Hamlin
September 1: Atlanta Motor Speedway – Denny Hamlin
April 26: Richmond International Raceway – Elliott Sadler
May 10: Darlington Raceway – Elliott Sadler
July 5: Dayton International Speedway – Elliott Sadler
July 13: New Hampshire Motor Speedway – Elliott Sadler
August 3: Iowa Speedway – Elliott Sadler
September 21: Kentucky Speedway – Elliott Sadler
October 5: Kansas Speedway - Elliott Sadler
About Sport Clips
Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas and was established in 1993 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 20 "Fastest-Growing Franchises," and in the top 10 percent of the "Franchise 500." Sport Clips is the "Official Haircutter" of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named as one of the "Top Franchises for Veterans" by Franchise Business Review. Our "Help A Hero" program has raised almost $2 million to help deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members call home through the VFW's Operation Uplink. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing's NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin and Elliott Sadler, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit www.sportclips.com.
About Joe Gibbs Racing
Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) is one of the premier organizations in NASCAR, currently fielding three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series teams, four NASCAR Nationwide Series teams and a driver development program. Its driver lineup consists of Denny Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth in the Sprint Cup Series, while Brian Vickers and Elliott Sadler joins those three in the Nationwide Series along with Drew Herring and Darrell Wallace, Jr. Wallace will run a full season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series with Kyle Busch Motorsports. Based in Huntersville, N.C., and owned by Joe Gibbs – a three-time Super Bowl winner as head coach of the Washington Redskins and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame – JGR has competed in NASCAR since 1992, winning three Cup Series championships, and four Nationwide Series owner's championships along with more than 175 NASCAR races, including three Brickyard 400s and the 1993 Daytona 500.
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