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Sport Clips Racing is excited to enter its sixth season (2014) as a partner with Joe Gibbs Racing and will serve as the primary sponsor of NASCAR's Denny Hamlin's # 11 Sprint Cup car in Darlington (April) and Atlanta (August).
Denny Hamlin enters his ninth full season, behind the wheel of the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in 2014, following a 2013 campaign that saw the Virginia native miss four races due to a back injury and miss qualifying for the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship for the first time in his career.
The season did end on a positive note, as Hamlin was victorious in the finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, extending his number of consecutive seasons with at least one victory to eight, the fourth-longest active streak in NASCAR. The 23rd victory of his career put him in a tie with Kevin Harvick and Ricky Rudd for 29th on NASCAR’s all-time wins list. Hamlin also recorded a series-high five poles in 2013.
Teaming back up with Joe Gibbs Racing for a second consecutive season, Elliott Sadler will pilot the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
The Emporia, Va. driver has more than 17 years of experience in the NASCAR Sprint Cup, Nationwide and Camping World Truck Series, racking up a total of 685 starts, 13 wins and 25 pole awards. And he’s ready for more.
Sadler comes from a long line of drivers in his family, including his uncle Bud Elliott and father Herman Sadler, who competed at short tracks in Virginia. Climbing behind the wheel of his first go-kart at age seven, Sadler captured more than 200 victories before moving onto the heavier stock cars. At the age of 18, Sadler joined the ranks of the NASCAR Weekly Racing Series, and claimed the track championship title at South Boston (Va.) Speedway in 1995. His success served as a stepping-stone to the NASCAR Nationwide Series when he caught the eye of team owner Gary Bechtel. Bechtel tabbed the young driver to pilot his car in a full-season Nationwide Series effort in 1997.
Drew Herring returns to Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) for the 2014 season and his fourth year of competition for the organization. Throughout the 2014 season, Herring will pilot the No. 20 Toyota Camry for a limited schedule in the NASCAR Nationwide Series.
During the 2013 season, Herring made six Nationwide Series starts with seat time in the No. 54, No. 20 and No. 18 entries for JGR. He earned two top-10 finishes and the pole position at Iowa Speedway in the No. 54 Toyota. In addition to his races in the Nationwide Series, Herring served as a test driver for JGR.
Sport Clips enjoys its Official Sponsor relationship with the JGRMX Professional Motocross Racing Team. Founded by Coy Gibbs, the son of NFL Hall of Fame Head Coach Joe Gibbs, the team debuted Jan. 5, 2008 in Anaheim, Calif., at the opening round of the AMA Supercross Championship.
Coy Gibbs knows that building a motocross team from the ground up is no easy task, and having the right people will make all the difference in the success of the effort. Understanding that success in NASCAR will not directly translate into success in motocross, Coy has hired a team with extensive backgrounds in the sport. Jeremy Albrecht manages the team, with Dean Baker handling the engine development. Jonny Oler takes care of suspension, and Spencer Bloomer heads up the testing and settings refinement duties. Patrick Barker provides the tuning duties for Justin Brayton, while Ben Schiermeyer wrenches for Josh Grant. The team is based in Huntersville, North Carolina.
The highlight of the 2013 season was Justin Brayton’s Gold Medal performance at X Games 19 in Los Angeles, Calif. on Aug. 3. Brayton won the event in front of a worldwide audience in dramatic fashion with a last lap pass to take the win. In supercross Brayton scored 11 top-10 and one top-five finish for eighth in series points. Grant earned a top-10 at the second round but then suffered an injury causing him to miss the remainder of the series. In motocross, Brayton earned three top-ten and one top-five finish claiming 11th in series points. Josh Grant had three top-10 overalls, a top-five and an overall podium at the Red Bud round in Buchanan, Mich. He was 10th in the series. Grant also earned a top-10 overall at the 2013 Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas, Nev.
For 2014 JGRMX is proud to announce that the team will support Phillip Nicoletti, a determined privateer, in a new developmental pilot program. Nicoletti, who hails from New York but has been training not far from the team’s North Carolina headquarters appears to have the potential to race as a professional but has lacked the resources available to top-tier teams. Nicoletti will be part of a new endeavor that will offer him an opportunity to showcase his talents, while simultaneously giving the team immediate access to a replacement rider familiar with its equipment should one of the two primary team riders suffer an injury.