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Denny Hamlin/No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Camry Preview

VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway

(Aug. 30, 2016)

Sport Clips Racing LogoNo. 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. ​
  • SPORT CLIPS HONORS MILITARY AT FT. BRAGG: In their fifth-consecutive year as the title sponsor of the NXS race at Darlington Raceway, Sport Clips and Hamlin visited the Airborne and Special Operations Museum at Fort Bragg and presented 100 race tickets to local military families. In addition, Sport Clips presented a donation to The Patriot Foundation, which provides support to families of Fort Bragg, Fort Campbell, Special Operations Soldiers and other warriors in the form of scholarships, aid for families of fallen and disabled soldiers, job training and more. 
  • VFW "HELP A HERO” SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: In 2013, Sport Clips proudly partnered with the VFW to form the “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program. The scholarship program helps make the transition from military life to the civilian workplace a little easier through education. To date, Sport Clips has helped provide more than $2.4 million in scholarships to active-duty service members and veterans. 
  • JGR AT DARLINGTON RACEWAY: JGR has 46 NASCAR XFINITY Series starts at Darlington Raceway, visiting Victory Lane nine times at the "Too Tough to Tame" track. The team has earned seven pole-starting positions, 23 top-five finishes, 31 top-10 finishes, and has an average start of 12.9 and average finish of 10.0. JGR has led a total of 1,007 laps and completed 6,463 of 6,715 attempted laps (96.2%).
  • RACE INFO: The VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 is scheduled for Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. ET on NBC. Listen live on Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio.

 

Hamlin’s Career NASCAR XFINITY Series Stats at Darlington Raceway: 

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Poles

Laps Led

Avg. Start

Avg. Finish

8

4

6

8

4

448

8.2

2.9

Hamlin’s 2016 NASCAR XFINITY Series Season Stats:

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Poles

Laps Led

Avg. Start

Avg. Finish

1

1

1

1

0

76

3.0

1.0

 Hamlin’s Career NASCAR XFINITY Series Stats:

Starts

Wins

Top 5

Top 10

Poles

Laps Led

Avg. Start

Avg. Finish

154

15

58

94

20

3,223

9.3

11.7

From the Cockpit

Denny Hamlin: "Darlington has always been a special track for me because I got my first start with JGR there in 2004. Statistically, it's my best track in the XFINITY and Cup Series as far as average finish, so I always go there thinking I can get a win. We were able to get the entire Sport Clips crew in Victory Lane last year, and that was really special since they sponsor the race and Gordon [Logan, Sport Clips CEO] is from the Darlington area. I love our throwback paint scheme, too. I think the classic red, white and blue with the gold numbers is really going to stand out on the track."

 From the Pit Box:

Chris Gayle: "The entire 18 team is really excited to have Denny back in our car for Darlington. It’s an awesome place to race and has such history, It’s also a place that Denny has been exceptional at in the past. The only other event Denny has run for us produced a win in Charlotte. We feel like we have continued to improve our cars, and think we should definitely go out and compete for the win as well. Nothing would be sweeter than to go two for two with Denny and get Sport Clips into victory lane this weekend."

No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Camry / Joe Gibbs Racing Team:

Driver – Denny Hamlin

Crew Chief – Chris Gayle

Car Chief – Todd Brewer

Engineer – Jaik Halpainy

Mechanic –Eddie D'Hondt

Mechanic – Michael Madill

Engine Tuner – Drue Parsons

Tire Specialist – Lucas Tucker

Spotter – Chris Lambert

Hauler Driver – Warren Harmon

Front Tire Changer – Dustin Necaise

Rear Tire Changer – Mike Hicks

Jackman – Nate Bolling

Front Tire Carrier – Brandon Pegram

Rear Tire Carrier – Heath Cherry

Gasman – Matt Tyrrell

About Sport Clips Haircuts

Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and began franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and in the top 20 in its “Franchise 500.” There are more than 1,500 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named a “2016 Best for Vets: Franchises” by Military Times. Sport Clips provides “haircuts with heart” through its annual Help A Hero fundraiser that has given almost $4 million to the VFW; national partnership with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants; and other national and local philanthropic outreach. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin and Carl Edwards, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.