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Erik Jones Finishes 10th at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 3, 2019)

Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-85)

·        Erik Jones and the No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry team started the race Sunday afternoon at Texas Motor Speedway from the second position and finished stage one in the 12th spot.

·        Settling in to the second position behind eventual race winner Kevin Harvick, Jones was pretty quiet on the radio until he ran over a sign that had fallen on to the track on lap 14. Following the incident, the caution flag was displayed for debris. Crew chief Chris Gayle called Jones to pit road for fuel and to check the Sport Clips Camry for any damage from the sign. The race restarted on lap 19 with Jones in the 19th position.

·        Over the next 50 laps and multiple cautions, Jones was able to close back in on the lead before pitting late in the stage during the lap 71 caution for four tires and fuel. The race restarted on lap 76 with Jones in 27th. 

·        Quickly making moves, Jones moved in to the top 20 on lap 77 and the top 15 on lap 80 before finishing the stage in 12th.

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Erik Jones / No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

DALLAS, Texas (Oct. 29, 2019)

No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        JONES AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Heading to Texas Motor Speedway this weekend, Erik Jones will make his seventh Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at the 1.5-mile track. In his previous six races at the track, Jones has three top-five finishes, four top-10 finishes, an average start of 15.0, an average finish of 9.3 and has led 94 laps. Jones has finished fourth in the last three Cup Series races at the track. In addition to his Cup starts, Jones has six Xfinity Series starts earning three wins, all six finishes inside the top four, two pole starting positions, an average start of 1.8, an average finish of 2.2 and has led 368 laps. In the Truck Series, Jones has three starts with one win, an average start of 3.7, an average finish of 9.0 and has led 185 laps.

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Erik Jones Signs Extension with Joe Gibbs Racing to Pilot No. 20 Toyota Camry in 2020

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Sept. 6, 2019)

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today Erik Jones has signed a contract extension with the team to remain in the No. 20 Toyota Camry for the 2020 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season.

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Erik Jones Wins Southern 500 in 100th-Career Cup Series Start

DARLINGTON, SC (Sept. 2, 2019)

Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-100)

·       Erik Jones and the No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry team started the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway from the 15th position and finished stage one in 10th.

·       With a tight-handling Camry from the drop of the green flag, Jones slipped to 20th before making his way back to 13th before the competition caution waved on lap 35 due to rain in the area on Sunday afternoon. Crew chief Chris Gayle called Jones to pit road for four tires, fuel and a set of adjustments. The race restarted on lap 40 with Jones scored 13th.

·       Continuing to improve on the No. 20 Camry under the lap 67 caution, Jones was able to finish stage one in 10th place when the stage ended on lap 100.

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Denny Hamlin / No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Supra Preview Sport Clips Haircuts Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway

DARLINGTON, SC (Aug. 27, 2019)

DENNY HAMLIN AT DARLINGTON RACEWAY: Denny Hamlin will make his 12th-career NASCAR Xfinity Series start this weekend at Darlington Raceway, a track that has been one of Hamlin’s best tracks throughout his career. In his previous 11 starts at the track, Hamlin has five wins, nine top-five finishes and 11 top-eight finishes. All five of his pole starting positions resulted in race wins. His average start at the track is 6.7, average finish is 2.7 and he has led 528 laps. In addition to his Xfinity success, Hamlin has two wins in the Cup Series, seven top-five finishes and 11 top-10 finishes. 

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Erik Jones / No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

DARLINGTON, SC (Aug. 27, 2019)

 JONES AT DARLINGTON RACEWAY: Erik Jones will make his third-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at Darlington Raceway this weekend for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 driving the No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry. In his previous two starts at the South Carolina track, Jones has a best finish of fifth in 2017 and an eighth-place finish in 2018. In addition to his strong runs in the Cup Series, Jones has two top-10 finishes at the track in the Xfinity Series with a best finish of fourth in 2017.

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Erik Jones and Sport Clips Team Finish 23rd in Rain-Shortened Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway

DAYTONA, Fla. (Jul. 7, 2019)

Box Score Info:

Date: July 7, 2019 (Postponed from July 6, 2019)

Event: Coke Zero Sugar 400 (Race 18 of 36)

Series:  Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

Track: Daytona International Speedway (2.5-mile Superspeedway)

Format: 160 Laps (Stages: 50 laps / 50 laps / 60 laps)

Start/Finish: 17th/23rd (Completed 125 of 127 laps)

Point Standings: 18th (430 points, 270 points out of 1st)

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Erik Jones / No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway

DAYTONA, Fla. (Jul. 3, 2019)

No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        JONES AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones returns to Daytona International Speedway for the Coke Zero Sugar 400 as the defending winner after earning his first-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win in last year’s event. Including last year’s win, Jones has five-career Cup Series starts the 2.5-mile superspeedway. Jones also has six starts at the track in the Xfinity Series with a best finish of eighth in 2015 and one start in the Truck Series in 2015 where he earned a second-place finish.

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Erik Jones Finishes 31st at Michigan International Speedway

DETROIT, Michigan (Jun. 10, 2019)

Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-60)

·       Erik Jones and the No. 20 CRAFTSMAN Sport Clips Toyota Camry team started 14th and finished stage one in the third spot.

·       With the race postponed to Monday afternoon due to rain on Sunday, Jones started the Firekeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway from the 14th spot and wasted no time moving forward, taking over the fifth position before the competition caution waved on lap 20. Opting to pit for fuel only, Jones restarted the race from fourth on lap 25.

·       Continuing to gain positions, Jones was able to move as high as second before ending the stage in third on lap 60. The team opted to pit under the caution for four tires, fuel and adjustments to help with handling of the No. 20 Camry.

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Erik Jones / No. 20 CRAFTSMAN/Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview FireKeepers Casino 400 at Michigan International Speedway

DETROIT, Michigan (Jun. 5, 2019)

JONES AT MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: In front of his home crowd, Byron, Michigan native Erik Jones will make his fifth start at Michigan International Speedway in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In his previous four starts at the track, Jones has earned one top-five finish and one top-10 finish. He has led five laps and has a best finish of third in the August 2017 event. All four of his starts in the Cup Series have resulted in top-15 finishes. In addition to his starts in the Cup Series, Jones has one start in the Xfinity Series where he led 18 laps and finished fourth and one start in the Truck Series where he led 16 laps and finished third.

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BOURDAIS DRIVES SOLID RACE IN TRICKY CONDITIONS

REMAINS EIGHTH IN CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (May 11, 2019)

Sebastien Bourdais drove a solid race in what can only be described as tricky conditions to finish 11th in today’s INDYCAR Grand Prix on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway 2.439-mile, 14-turn road course in Speedway, Indiana. Bourdais, behind the wheel of the No. 18 GEICO – Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan car, started 10th and ran in the top-10 for most of the first part of the 85-lap contest. As the race progressed, Bourdais’ skill and a solid strategy got him into the top-six. Unfortunately, the team made the decision to go with black (primary Firestone tires) during his third pit stop. When the conditions deteriorated into a heavy rain, he was forced to pit again for rain tires erasing any hope of a top-five finish. Bourdais earned 20 points today and remains eighth in the championship standings with 111 just 27 points out of fourth.

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Sixth-Place Finish for Erik Jones and Sport Clips Team at Dover International Speedway

DOVER, Del. (May 6, 2019)

Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-120)

·        Erik Jones started the race from 15th and ended stage one ninth.

·        With rain postponing the Gander RV 400 at Dover International Speedway to Monday afternoon, Jones and the No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry rolled off from the 15th position and was able to advance to 11th when the competition caution waved on lap 40 due to the rain on Sunday and overnight in the Dover area. Crew chief Chris Gayle called Jones to pit road for four tires, fuel and adjustments to help with the loose-handling condition. Jones restarted the race on lap 45 from the 11th spot. 

·        Falling back to 14th during the run, Jones was scored 13th when the caution waved on lap 105. Radioing the team that the Sport Clips Camry wasn’t bad, but that it was just hard to pass on the track, the team called Jones to pit road for four tires, fuel and another round of adjustments. The race restarted on lap 110 with Jones 12th.

·        A caution with five laps to go in the stage set up a one-lap shootout to end the stage. Jones was able to advance to ninth when the caution waved on lap 120 to end the first stage. The team opted to stay out under the stage break.

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Erik Jones / No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview Gander RV 400 at Dover International Speedway

DOVER, Dela. (May 1, 2019)

JONES AT DOVER INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones will make his fifth start at The Monster Mile this weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In his previous four starts at the track, Jones best finish is fourth in the fall 2018 Cup Series event. Jones has five starts at the track in the Xfinity Series scoring one win and leading a total of 200 laps. In his lone Truck Series start at the track, Jones led 50 laps and finished in the third positon.

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SOLID STRATEGY, SMART, PATIENT DRIVE PROPEL BOURDAIS TO FIFTH PLACE FINISH IN INDYCAR CLASSIC

AUSTIN, Texas (Mar. 24, 2019)

Sebastien Bourdais Race Summary:
Sebastien Bourdais drove a smart, patient race and benefitted from a solid strategy and a timely yellow flag to finish fifth in the INDYCAR Classic on the 3.41-mile 20-turn Circuit of the Americas permanent road circuit in Austin, TX. Bourdais, in the No. 18 Team SealMaster – Dale Coyne with Vasser-Sullivan machine, qualified 17th. He essentially held station, getting as high as ninth when other cars pitted, but sat in 14-16th place for most of the race as he managed his tires and stayed out of the trouble that plagued several other competitors. With 17 laps remaining Bourdais pitted for the final time. While on pit lane a yellow flag came out catching multiple drivers, including two of the leaders, out with the pits closed. When the race resumed, Bourdais was in sixth place. On the restart, Bourdais passed Patricio O’Ward for fifth place where he remained over final ten laps of the 60 lap contest.

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DALE COYNE RACING WITH VASSER-SULLIVAN ANNOUNCES TWO-YEAR EXTENSION WITH SPORT CLIPS HAIRCUTS

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Mar. 7, 2019)

Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan announced today that Sport Clips Haircuts will partner with the team for the 2019 and 2020 NTT IndyCar Series seasons.

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Erik Jones, Sport Clips Team Finish 13th at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (Mar. 3, 2019)

Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-80)

·        Erik Jones started the race from the 18th position and finished stage one in fifth place.

·        Moving in to the top 10 early in the race, Jones took over sixth on lap 37 before making his first stop of the day on lap 41 for four tires, fuel and a round of adjustments to help with a free-handling Sport Clips Camry. 

·        Reporting that he was a little tight following the pit stop, Jones and the No. 20 team were able to run as high as third before dropping to fifth at the end of stage one. Crew chief Chris Gayle called Jones to pit road under the stage one caution period for four tires, fuel and a set of adjustments. 

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Erik Jones / No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (Feb. 27, 2019)

No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        JONES AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones will make his fourth-career start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. In his previous three starts at the track, Jones has earned one pole and a best finish of eighth in the March 2018 event. Jones also has starts at the track in both the Xfinity Series and the Truck Series. Jones has a best finish of third in 2016 in the Xfinity Series and won at the track in 2014 in the Truck Series.

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It is official! Dale Earnhardt Jr. to Compete in Darlington Raceway's NASCAR XFINITY Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 Race on August 31

DARLINGTON, S.C. (Feb. 22, 2019)

Dale Earnhardt Jr. has announced that he will compete in Darlington Raceway's NASCAR XFINITY Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 race, scheduled for Saturday, August 31 (4 p.m. live on NBC and MRN), at the track Too Tough to Tame

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Erik Jones Finishes Third in Daytona 500 Joe Gibbs Racing Finishes 1-2-3

DAYTONA, Fla. (Feb. 18, 2019)

Stage 1 Recap (Laps 1-60)

·        Erik Jones started the race from the 28th position and finished stage one in 10th.

·        With the 61st running of the Daytona 500 underway Sunday afternoon, Jones and the No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry team turned their attention to the leaders and began making their way to the front.

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Erik Jones Finishes 14th in Qualifying Duel Race; Secures 28th Starting Position for the 61st Running of Daytona 500

Erik Jones Finishes 14th in Qualifying Duel Race; Secures 28th Starting Position for the 61st Running of Daytona 500

DAYTONA, Fla. (Feb. 14, 2019)

Duel Race Recap:

·        Erik Jones and the No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry team started seventh and finished 14th in Duel Qualifying Race No. 2 on Thursday evening at Daytona International Speedway.

·        Starting the race from the seventh position, Jones quickly settled in to the top 10 as the entire field became single-file early in the 60-lap event.

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Erik Jones / No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview The Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway

DAYTONA, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2019)

No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        JONES AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones returns to Daytona International Speedway as the most recent race winner having won the July 2018 Coke Zero Sugar 400. The win marked Jones first-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win. This will be Jones third time competing in the prestigious Daytona 500.

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Erik Jones Finishes 20th in The Clash at Daytona International Speedway

DAYTONA, Fla. (Feb. 10, 2019)

Post-Race Highlights:

·        For the annual Advance Auto Parts Clash, 20 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series teams competed in Sunday’s exhibition race at Daytona International Speedway. Erik Jones and the No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry team started the rain-shortened race and finished 20th after a 17-car accident on lap 56.

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Erik Jones / No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview The Advance Auto Parts Clash at Daytona International Speedway

(Feb. 6, 2019)

No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        JONES AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY – The Clash: Erik Jones returns to Daytona International Speedway as the most recent race winner having won the July 2018 Coke Zero Sugar 400. The win marked Jones first-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series win. This will be Jones second Advance Auto Parts Clash. In his lone start at the historical track in the pre-season Clash, Jones started from the fourth position and secured an eighth-place finish.

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Sport Clips Joins Erik Jones and the No. 20 Toyota Team for Daytona 500

Primary Sponsor for Jones for Six Races in 2019

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 1, 2019)

Setting the stage for The Great American Race, Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today that Sport Clips will join Erik Jones and the No. 20 Toyota Camry team as the primary sponsor for the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 17, 2019. Debuting a special scheme for the Daytona 500, Sport Clips will feature the Sport Clips app on the No. 20 Toyota Camry.

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Erik Jones / No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

(Oct. 30, 2018)

No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        JONES AT TEXAS: With three races left in the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, teams head to Texas Motor Speedway (TMS) where Erik Jones will make his fifth-career series start at the track. Earlier this season, Jones earned a fourth-place finish, his best finish at TMS in Cup Series competition. Jones is no stranger to success at the 1.5-mile track having earned his first-career Xfinity Series win at the track in 2015 in just his ninth-career start in the series. Since then, Jones has earned two more wins for a total of three Xfinity Series wins in only six starts at TMS. He also has one Camping World Truck Series win at TMS, a win that helped him earn the 2015 Camping World Truck Series championship.

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Erik Jones and the No. 20 Sport Clips Team Finish 8th at Darlington Raceway

DARLINGTON, S.C. (Sept. 2, 2018)

Post-Race Highlights:

·        Heading to Darlington Raceway for the Bojangles’ Southern 500, the No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry team and Erik Jones unloaded with a throwback scheme honoring spotter Rick Carelli and his No. 6 REMAX truck scheme from 1996-1999. With a fast Camry from the start of the weekend, Jones qualified in the seventh position and after running in the top 10 for most of the 367-lap race, crossed the finish line in eighth place.

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BOURDAIS’ AMAZING WEEKEND ENDS WITH PODIUM FINISH AT GRAND PRIX OF PORTLAND

PORTLAND, Oregon (Sept. 2, 2018)

Sebastien Bourdais Race Summary:
Sebastien Bourdais drove the No. 18 Gorilla Automotive Products – Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan car to a third place finish today in the Grand Prix of Portland at Portland International Raceway. Bourdais, who overcame a huge crash in practice Saturday morning, qualified the car, nicknamed “Frankenstein” because it was rebuilt from spare parts, fourth. Starting from the outside of Row 2, Bourdais was collected in a first lap incident in Turn 3. The contact resulted in damage to his front wing forcing Bourdais to pit for repairs. When he rejoined the race he was in 21stposition, last of the cars still running. The team altered their fuel strategy and finally got some luck with a couple of timely yellow flags allowing Bourdais to cycle to the front of the grid with enough fuel to race to a podium position, an amazing end to what had been a roller-coaster weekend.   

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Erik Jones / No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 29, 2018)

No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        JONES AT DARLINGTON: Erik Jones will make his second-career Cup Series start at ‘The Lady in Black’ this Sunday for the Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway. In his only Cup Series start at the South Carolina track, Jones qualified 10th and finished a strong fifth. In his two NASCAR Xfinity Series starts at the track, Jones recorded a sixth-place finish in 2016 and a fourth-place last season.

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Denny Hamlin / No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 29, 2018)

No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        HAMLIN AT DARLINGTON: Denny Hamlin will make his lone NASCAR Xfinity Series start this season driving the No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Camry this weekend at Darlington Raceway for the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200. The start will mark Hamlin’s 11th-career series start at the track. In his previous 10 starts at the historic track, Hamlin has earned five wins, including last season. Hamlin has eight finishes of second or better in his 10 starts and all five of his wins have come from the pole starting position. Hamlin also has two wins at the track in the Cup Series, including last year’s Bojangles’ Southern 500.

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Strong Fifth-Place Finish for Erik Jones and Sport Clips Team at Bristol Motor Speedway

BRISTOL, Virginia (Aug. 19, 2018)

Box Score Info:

RACE:  Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series – Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race

TRACK: Bristol Motor Speedway 

DRIVER:  Erik Jones  

CAR:  No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry

START: 14th

FINISH: 5th

LAPS:  500/500

POINTS STANDINGS: 13th (635 points, -368 points out of 1st)

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Erik Jones / No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview Bass Pro Shops NRA Night Race at Bristol Motor Speedway

(Aug. 14, 2018)

No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        JONES AT BRISTOL: Erik Jones will make his fourth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start at the .533-mile track of Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend driving the No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry. Prior to his first-career win earlier this season at Daytona International Speedway, Bristol held the honor of Jones’ best-career finish in the Cup Series following this race last year where Jones won his first-career pole in the Cup series and led 260 of 500 laps before finishing second to Kyle Busch.

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BOURDAIS FIGHTS THROUGH ADVERSITY TO FINISH 13TH IN RACE 1 OF CHEVROLET DETROIT GRAND PRIX

DETROIT, Mich. (Jun. 2, 2018)

Sebastien Bourdais Race Summary:
Sebastien Bourdais, in the No. 18 Team SealMaster – Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan entry, fought through a series of adverse situations to finish 13th in Race 1 of the Chevrolet Detroit Grand Prix presented by Lear. Bourdais qualified a disappointing 17th when he was blocked by another competitor. In the race, the two-time Detroit GP winner, battled with tire wear and handling problems on the challenging 2.35-mile, 14-turn Belle Isle temporary street circuit. However he continued to fight, brought the car home in one piece and salvaged some valuable championship points. Bourdais earned 17 points today and remains eighth in the championship standings with 185 points. With another race tomorrow, Bourdais has a chance to make up some ground on the championship leaders.    

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(May 13, 2018)

Sebastien Bourdais piloted the No. 18 Team SealMaster – Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan Honda/Dallara/Firestone machine to a fourth place finish today in the INDYCAR Grand Prix. Bourdais, who had his best qualifying effort on the 2.439-mile, 14-turn Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course, started third. 

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Erik Jones Earns Hard Fought 13th-Place Finish at Richmond International Raceway in Toyota Owner’s 400

(Apr. 22, 2018)

Post-Race Highlights:

·        For the first Saturday night race of the season, Erik Jones and the No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry team qualified in the seventh position for the Toyota Owner’s 400 at Richmond International Raceway. After falling a lap down early in the race, the No. 20 team rebounded to finish 13th.

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Erik Jones / No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview Toyota Owners 400 at Richmond International Raceway

(Apr. 18, 2018)

No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        JONES AT RICHMOND INTERNATIONAL RACEWAY: Erik Jones will make his third-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start this weekend at Richmond International Raceway. In his two previous starts at the track, Jones best finish was a sixth-place finish in the fall 2017 race.  Jones also has four NASCAR Xfinity Series starts with three top-five finishes and a best finish of second at the Virginia track.

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Erik Jones Rebounds from Mid-Race Setback to Finish 9th at ISM Raceway in the Ticket Guardian 500

(Mar. 11, 2018)

Post-Race Highlights:

·        For round two of NASCAR Goes West, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) teams moved from Las Vegas, Nevada to Phoenix, Arizona for the Ticket Guardian 500 at ISM Raceway.

·        Proven to be one Erik Jones’ best tracks on the circuit, the No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry team entered the weekend with high hopes and after 312 laps around the Arizona track, walked away with a hard fought ninth-place finish and their second top-10 finish of the season.

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SPORT CLIPS HAIRCUTS TO JOIN DALE COYNE RACING WITH VASSER-SULLIVAN FOR 2018 VERIZON INDYCAR SEASON

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (Mar. 10, 2018)

Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan announced today that Sport Clips Haircuts will partner with the team for the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

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Erik Jones / No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview Ticket Guardian 500(k) at ISM Raceway

(Mar. 6, 2018)

No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        JONES AT ISM RACEWAY:  Continuing the west coast swing, teams now head to ISM Raceway in Phoenix, Arizona. One of Erik Jones favorite tracks and one of his most successful tracks as he has moved up through the ranks, Jones will make his fourth Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) start this weekend for the Ticket Guardian 500(k). In his previous three MENCS starts, Jones has two top-10 finishes with his best finish of fourth coming last fall. In the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS), Jones has seven starts with all seven starts resulting in top-five finishes including a second-place finish and three third-place finishes. He has also earned two poles in NXS competition with an average start of 2.1 and average finish of 4.6. With impressive stats among MENCS and NXS races, Jones most memorable finish may be one from his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) starts. With only three starts in the Truck Series, Jones has two wins, a ninth-place finish, two poles and an average start of 1.3 and an average finish of 3.7. His first win at the track came in 2013 in just his fifth-career start in the Truck series. Jones started the race from the second position and led 84 laps on his way to his first-career win in NASCAR’s top-three series. At the time, Jones was the youngest winner in series history at the age of 17.

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Erik Jones Earns Top-10 Finish at Las Vegas Motor Speedway with Eighth-Place Finish

LAS VEGAS, Nevada (Mar. 4, 2018)

Post-Race Highlights:

·        Kicking off NASCAR Goes West at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Erik Jones and the No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry team scored the ninth starting position for the Pennzoil 400 and after 267 laps, crossed the finish line in the eighth position to earn the team’s first top-10 finish of the season.

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Erik Jones/No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview Pennzoil 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

(Feb. 28, 2018)

No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        JONES AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY:  Erik Jones will make his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) start at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend behind the wheel of the No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry. In his only other MENCS start at the 1.5-mile track, Jones started the race from the eighth position and crossed the finish line in 15th place. Jones does have success at the track with top-five finishes in both the NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS), including a NCWTS win in 2014.

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Erik Jones 2018 MENCS Sponsor Lineup

Season Highlighted with DEWALT, Reser’s Fine Foods, Sport Clips Haircuts and Circle K

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 23, 2018)

Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) announced today the No. 20 Toyota Camry driven by 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series (MENCS) Sunoco Rookie of the Year Erik Jones will carry DEWALT, Reser’s Fine Foods, Sport Clips Haircuts and Circle K for his sophomore season and first season back at JGR. 

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Jones Earns 10th-Place Finish at Texas Motor Speedway

FORT WORTH, Texas (Nov. 6, 2017)

Erik Jones came into the AAA Texas 500 needing a strong run to build on for the final races of the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series season and the hard-earned 10th-place finish in the No. 77 Sport Clips Toyota at Texas Motor Speedway did just that.

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Erik Jones / No. 77 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway

(Oct. 31, 2017)

No. 77 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·       JONES AT TEXAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: With three races left in the 2017 NASCAR Cup Series season, Erik Jones will make his third-career Cup Series start at the 1.5-miile Texas Motor Speedway. Jones made his first Cup Series start at the Fort Worth, Texas track in 2015 where he started the race from the sixth position and with a strong run, finished 12th. Returning to the track this year in his first full season in the series, Jones started from deep in the field and crossed the finish line 22nd. Jones has one NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win and two NASCAR XFINITY Series wins at Texas Motor Speedway.

 

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Denny Hamlin Wins at Darlington Raceway

DARLINGTON, SC (Sept. 2, 2017)

Post-Race Highlights:

·        Starting from the pole position for the Sport Clips VFW 200 at Darlington Raceway, Denny Hamlin led 33 laps in the No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Camry on his way to his second consecutive victory at the historical South Carolina track.

·        With the race underway, Hamlin quickly settled in to the lead and began pulling away from the field. Following several cautions in stage one and slipping a few positions in the opening laps, Hamlin was scored in the fourth position when the caution flag waved on lap 45 to end stage one. Crew chief Eric Phillips called Hamlin to pit road for four tires, fuel and a round of adjustments to help with the handling of the Sport Clips Toyota Camry. The race restarted on lap 51 with Hamlin in the eighth position.

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Denny Hamlin / No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

(Aug. 30, 2017)

No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        HAMLIN AT DARLINGTON: This weekend when Denny Hamlin climbs in to the No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Camry for the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200, he will make his 10th-career NASCAR XFINITY Series start at the historical track and be on the hunt for his fifth-career win at the track in the series. In his previous nine starts at the track, Hamlin has earned four wins (2006, 2007, 2010, 2015), all from the pole starting position. Hamlin has seven top-five finishes with his worst finish being eighth in his track debut in 2004. 

 

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Jones Caught Up in Multicar Crash

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jul. 23, 2017)

A four-car crash on the front straightaway ended Erik Jones’ and the No. 77 Sport Clips Toyota team’s day 10 laps from finish of the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

 

The early exit left the NASCAR Cup Series rookie with a 31st-place finish in his first series start at The Brickyard.

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Erik Jones / No. 77 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway

(Jul. 19, 2017)

No. 77 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • JONES AT INDIANAPOLIS MOTOR SPEEDWAY: For the 20th race of the 2017 Cup Series season, Erik Jones will make his first-career start in the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway driving the No. 77 Sport Clips Toyota Camry. Jones has two starts in the NASCAR XFINITY Series at the historical track with an average start of 2.5 and an average finish of 28.0

 

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Erik Jones/No. 77 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview Coke Zero 400

(Jun. 28, 2017)

No. 77 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        JONES AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones will be looking for redemption this weekend when he makes his second-career NASCAR Cup Series start at Daytona International Speedway in Saturday night’s Coke Zero 400 behind the wheel of the No. 77 Sport Clips Toyota Camry. In his first race at the 2.5-mile superspeedway, Jones started the 2017 Daytona 500 from the 34th position and finished 39th after getting caught up in a multicar crash just past the halfway point.

 

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Denny Hamlin/No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview American Ethanol E15 250 at Iowa Speedway

(Jun. 21, 2017)

No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        BENJAMIN AT IOWA SPEEDWAY: Kyle Benjamin will make his first Iowa Speedway XFINITY Series start this weekend piloting the No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Camry. While this may be his first start at the track in the series, Benjamin is no stranger to the Newton, Iowa track. Benjamin has four starts in the K & N East Pro Series earning one win in 2016 where he started from the pole and led 36 laps. He has three top-10 finishes with an average start of 6.0 and average finish of 7.8 in K & N East Pro competition. In addition, Benjamin has two Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA) starts at the track. His most recent ARCA start in 2016 resulted in a pole, 41 laps led and a second-place finish. His other lone ARCA start resulted in a fifth-place finish.

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Jones Finishes 17th at Bristol After Late Contact with Competitor, Wall

Bristol, Tenn. (Apr. 24, 2017)

Erik Jones and the No. 77 Sport Clips Toyota Camry team found out it doesn’t take much at Bristol Motor Speedway Monday to turn a strong performance into a “what-could’ve-been” afternoon.

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Erik Jones/No. 77 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview Food City 500 at Bristol Motor Speedway

(Apr. 19, 2017)

No. 77 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        JONES AT BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Erik Jones will make his first-career NASCAR Cup Series start at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for the Food City 500. Even though it will be Jones first-career start at the half-mile track, Jones got his first taste of Cup racing at The Last Great Colosseum in 2015 when he climbed in the No. 11 Toyota Camry to fill in for Denny Hamlin. Since Hamlin started the race, he was also credited with the finish. Jones has seen success in the XFINITY Series, earning a win in 2016 and finishing in the top 10 for three of his four starts at the track in the series. Jones also has one start in Truck competition at the track earning a sixth-place finish.  

 

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Denny Hamlin Finishes 14th at Auto Club Speedway

FONTANA, Calif. (Mar. 26, 2017)

Post-Race Highlights:

·        For the fifth race of the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series season, teams headed west to Auto Club Speedway for the Auto Club 400. Denny Hamlin qualified the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry in the second position and ran the majority of the race in the top 10 before dropping to 14th in the closing laps.

 

 

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Denny Hamlin/No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview Auto Club 400 at Auto Club Speedway

(Mar. 22, 2017)

No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

·        HAMLIN AT AUTO CLUB SPEEDWAY: Denny Hamlin will make his 16th-career NASCAR Cup Series start this weekend at Auto Club Speedway. In his previous 15 starts at the Southern California track, Hamlin has recorded two top-five finishes, five top-10 finishes and three pole starting positions. Last season Hamlin tied his career-best finish of third from 2008. Hamlin also has seven NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at the track with his best finish coming in 2007 when he finished third. 

 

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SPORT CLIPS HAIRCUTS RETURNS AS ENTITLEMENT PARTNER FOR DARLINGTON RACEWAY’S NASCAR XFINITY SERIES RACE

The Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 will once again honor America's military hereos through Sport Clips' Help A Hero program

DARLINGTON, SC (Feb. 15, 2017)

Longtime partners, Sport Clips Haircuts and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. (VFW) will once again return to sponsor the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 NASCAR XFINITY Series event at Darlington Raceway, extending their entitlement sponsorship through the 2020 race season.

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Sport Clips Haircuts continues partnership with Joe Gibbs Racing, adds Furniture Row Racing for 2017 season

Denny Hamlin, Erik Jones to split driving duties for Sport Clips

GEORGETOWN, Texas (Feb. 8, 2017)

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.

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Carl Edwards Steps Away from NASCAR Racing

Daniel Suárez will drive No. 19 Toyota Camry in Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series in 2017

(Jan. 11, 2017)

Joe Gibbs Racing announces that driver Carl Edwards has stepped away from racing in NASCAR. 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Champion Daniel Suárez will drive the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series No. 19 Toyota Camry in 2017.

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Denny Hamlin Settles for Runner-Up Finish at Darlington

DARLINGTON, SC (Sept. 6, 2016)

Post-Race Highlights

  • Denny Hamlin made his second and final NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) start of the 2016 season on Saturday afternoon in the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway behind the wheel of the No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Camry “Throwback Edition”, inspired by the No. 11 car driven by NASCAR Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip in the 1980’s. 

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Denny Hamlin Finishes Fourth in the Southern 500

DARLINGTON, SC (Sept. 6, 2016)

Post-Race Highlights

  • Denny Hamlin returned to the famed Darlington Raceway over Labor Day weekend in the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry “Throwback Edition”, inspired by the No. 11 car driven by NASCAR Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip in the 1980’s, and came up just short of taming the “Lady in Black”. Due to inclement weather in the area caused by Hurricane Hermine, NASCAR officials cancelled all track activity on Friday, including qualifying, and set the 40-car field according to the NASCAR rule book, placing Hamlin in seventh for the start of the Bojangles’ Southern 500. 

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VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway

(Aug. 30, 2016)

No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • DOMINATION AT DARLINGTON: Denny Hamlin will make his second and final NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) start of the 2016 season this weekend in the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway in the No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Camry “Throwback Edition". The special scheme, inspired by the No. 11 car driven by NASCAR Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip in the 1980’s, will also be aboard Hamlin’s No. 11 Sport Clips Camry in the Southern 500 on Sunday. Hamlin is no stranger to success at “The Lady in Black”, having led all but 30 laps in last year’s NXS event on his way to claiming his fourth series victory at the oval track. 

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Bojangles' Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway

(Aug. 30, 2016)

No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry News and Notes:

  • TOO TOUGH TO TAME – OR IS IT?: Denny Hamlin returns to the famed Darlington Raceway for a Labor Day weekend full of action-packed racing.  Hamlin will pilot the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry “Throwback Edition” during Sunday’s Bojangles' Southern 500. The special scheme, inspired by the No. 11 car driven by NASCAR Hall-of-Famer Darrell Waltrip in the 1980’s, will also be aboard Hamlin’s Sport Clips Camry in the XFINITY Series race on Saturday. The “Lady in Black” has been good to Hamlin throughout his 10-career Sprint Cup Series starts, claiming one win in 2010, as well as four wins in the NASCAR XFINITY Series. In last year’s caution-filled Southern 500, Hamlin led three times, for a total of 57 laps before settling for a third-place finish.

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Erik Jones Earns Second-Place Finish in Rain-Shortened Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway

LONG POND, Pa. (Jun. 4, 2016)

Post-Race Highlights:

For the inaugural NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) race at Pocono Raceway, Erik Jones and the No. 20 Sport Clips Toyota Camry team notched their fifth pole of the season and third straight pole. Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) swept the top-three qualifying positions for the Pocono Green 250.

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Denny Hamlin Battles Hard, Finishes Third at Auto Club Speedway

FONTANA, Calif. (Mar. 21, 2016)

Post-Race Highlights: After starting the 2016 season off with a huge victory at the historic Daytona 500, Hamlin and the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing team made their final stop on the "West Coast Swing" at Auto Club Speedway with the Sport Clips Toyota Camry. Hamlin set the track record in round two of NASCAR Sprint Cup Series qualifying on Friday afternoon and claimed a third-place starting position for Sunday’s 200-lap race.

 

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