Sport Clips will return as a partner of Denny Hamlin in both the NASCAR XFINITY Series (pictured) and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series this year. (Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images for NASCAR photo)
GEORGETOWN, Texas — Sport Clips Haircuts announced Wednesday the company will continue as a sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing and Denny Hamlin this season in both the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR XFINITY Series.
In addition, Sport Clips will also join Furniture Row Racing as a partner of Cup rookie and former NASCAR Camping World Truck Series champion Erik Jones.
Sport Clips will adorn Hamlin’s No. 11 Toyota Camry for two races in the Cup Series and one race in the XFINITY Series, while Jones’ No. 77 Toyota Camry will carry the white-and-red colors for four Cup races.
Hamlin will first pilot the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota at Auto Club Speedway on March 26, returning with Sport Clips colors at Darlington Raceway on Sept. 3. He will make his return to the XFINITY Series behind the wheel of the No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota for the Sport Clips-sponsored VFW/Help A Hero 200 at Darlington on Sept. 2.
Jones, new to the Sport Clips program for the 2017 season, will pilot the No. 77 Sport Clips Toyota Camry at Bristol Motor Speedway on April 23, Daytona Int’l Speedway on July 1, Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 23 and Texas Motor Speedway, Sport Clips’ home track, on Nov. 5.
“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 its first season as a partner of Furniture Row Racing.