Sport Clips Haircuts announced today its continued partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing and driver Denny Hamlin for the 2017 season, and the addition of Furniture Row Racing and driver Erik Jones. Sport Clips will increase its sponsorship in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series to include two races with Hamlin and four races with Jones. In addition, Sport Clips will continue to have a presence in the XFINITY Series with one race with Hamlin.
Veteran Denny Hamlin will pilot the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry for two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series races during the 2017 season beginning at Auto Club Speedway on March 26 and at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 3. In addition, the 2016 Daytona 500 winner will return to the XFINITY Series behind the wheel of the No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Camry for the Sport Clips-sponsored Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 2.
No stranger to the Sport Clips Toyota Camry, Hamlin visited victory lane at Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2012 in the Cup Series and twice in the XFINITY Series at Richmond International Raceway in 2011 and most recently at Darlington Raceway in 2015.
New to the Sport Clips program for the 2017 season will be Furniture Row Racing with Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Sunoco Rookie of the Year contender Erik Jones. Entering his first season with Furniture Row Racing, Jones will pilot the No. 77 Sport Clips Toyota Camry for four races beginning at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 23 followed by Daytona International Speedway on July 1, Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 23 and ending with Sport Clips' home track, Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 5.
Jones has previously represented Sport Clips for two races in the No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry for Joe Gibbs Racing in the NASCAR XFINITY Series, earning one pole and a best finish of second, both coming in 2016 at Pocono Raceway.
"When Denny began driving for Sport Clips, we had a few more than 700 locations open at the time, and we now have more than 1,600 locations in the U.S. and Canada – a milestone we were proud to reach in 2016. We are pleased to have Denny, and now Erik, along for the ride in 2017!" said Gordon Logan, founder and CEO of Sport Clips. "Joe Gibbs Racing and its drivers have been excellent ambassadors for our brand over the years, and we're thrilled to add another partner in Furniture Row Racing. We look forward to an exciting and successful race season!"
The 2017 season will mark the ninth season that Sport Clips has been involved with the Joe Gibbs Racing family of partners and the first season as a partner of Furniture Row Racing.
2017 NASCAR SCHEDULE
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series
March 26: Auto Club Speedway – Denny Hamlin – No. 11 Sport Clips Camry
April 23: Bristol Motor Speedway – Erik Jones – No. 77 Sport Clips Camry
July 1: Daytona International Speedway – Erik Jones – No. 77 Sport Clips Camry
July 23: Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Erik Jones – No. 77 Sport Clips Camry
Sept. 3: Darlington Raceway – Denny Hamlin – No. 11 Sport Clips Camry
Nov. 5: Texas Motor Speedway – Erik Jones – No. 77 Sport Clips Camry
Sept. 2: Darlington Raceway – Denny Hamlin – No. 18 Sport Clips Camry
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