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NASCAR'S Joe Gibbs Racing and INDYCAR's dale coyne racing with vasser-sullivan

NASCAR'S JOE GIBBS RACING

Sport Clips Racing enters its 12th season in 2020 as a partner with Joe Gibbs Racing.

Entering his fourth season in the Cup Series, Erik Jones looks to make the 2020 season his best yet as he continues behind the wheel of the No. 20 Toyota Camry. With goals of more wins and contending for the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series championship, Jones will again be paired with crew chief Chris Gayle. 

 

The Byron, Michigan native has accomplished many milestones in his 23 years and already left his name in the NASCAR history books. During his debut season in the Cup Series, Jones earned Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors becoming the first driver to win the honor in all three of NASCAR top series (MENCS – 2017, NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) – 2016, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) – 2015). Jones also made his mark in the history books when he won the 2015 NCWTS Championship becoming the youngest champion in the series at the age of 19 years, 5 months and 21 days.

 

During the 2019 season, Jones scored a victory at Darlington Raceway in one of NASCAR's crown jewel races and made the post-season playoffs for the second year in a row. Jones finished the season with one win, 10 top-five finishes, 17 top-10 finishes and led 172 laps. He earned his first-career Monster Energy Cup Series victory at Daytona International Speedway, battling back from one lap down to lead the last lap and capture the win at the Coke Sugar 400 on July 7, 2018. he finished the season with one win, nine top-five finishes, 18 top-10 finishes, one pole and 99 laps led. Jones is a fan of University of Michigan football, the Detroit Lions and enjoys boating, snowmobiling and card games. 


Kyle Busch is a two-time and defending NASCAR Cup Series champion and joins Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2020 season, his 16th full season in NASCAR's top series. The 34-year-old Las Vegas native punctuated his milestone-filled campaign in 2019 with a dominating victory at the season-ending race at Homestead-Miami Speedway, which clinched his second Cup Series title in five years and further immersed his presence among North American stock car racing's most elite competitors of all-time. 

Busch's fifth and final victory of 2019 was the 56th of his Cup Series career, second among active drivers only to seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson's 83, and his second career Cup Series title made Busch the only active driver other than Johnson to own multiple championships. The 56th career victory for Busch also broke a tie for ninth place on the all-time Cup Series wins list with NASCAR Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace. In the bigger picture, the 2019 season saw Busch surpass yet another career milestone - 200 wins in NASCAR's top three series (Cup, XFINITY and Truck). His five wins each in the Cup Series and Truck Series and another four in the Xfinity Series in 2019 lifted Busch's career total to 208. Busch's 96 Xfinity Series wins and 56 Truck Series wins are all-time highs for both series.


Martin Truex Jr. is a second-generation race car driver who has earned championships in both of NASCAR's highest levels and has cemented his place among the elite in today's NASCAR Cup Series competition. Truex enters the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season driving for Joe Gibbs Racing. Through 14 full-time seasons at the premiere level of stock car racing, Truex's resume includes a Cup Series championship in 2017, 26 race wins, more than 100 top-five finishes and over 200 top-10s after surpassing 500 career starts last season. 

Growing up, Truex had two paths he could follow his father down - the family clamming business back home in New Jersey or racing as Martin Truex Sr. also did on short tracks around the northeast. After several years working on clamming boats, the younger Truex opted for the racing route and the rest is history. Truex moved to Joe Gibbs Racing for the 2019 season and his on-track performance continued to shine. He led the NASCAR Cup Series with seven victories, including three in the 10-race Playoffs before ultimately finishing second in the final standings. 


Denny Hamlin enters his 15th season with Joe Gibbs Racing, driving the No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Darlington Raceway in 2020. Considered one of the all-time greatest late model drivers in the Virginias and Carolinas, Denny is a bona fide superstar in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and a two-time winner of the Daytona 500 in 2016 and 2019. A 13-time NASCAR Playoffs Qualifier (2006-2012, 2014-2019), Hamlin is the longest-tenured driver at Joe Gibbs Racing. During the 2017 season, Hamlin scored two Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series and two Xfinity Series victories. Hamlin has scored wins for Sport Clips on five different occasions starting in 2011 at his home track of Richmond International Raceway in the Xfinity Series, 2012 at Atlanta Motor Speedway in the Cup Series, Darlington Raceway in 2015 in the Xfinity Series, and sweeping the Throwback Weekend at Darlington Raceway in 2017 in both the Cup and Xfinity Series races.


Sport Clips has a long-standing partnership with Darlington Raceway, having served as the entitlement partner of the NASCAR XFINITY Series Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 race at the famed South Carolina track since 2012.

The Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 event has been one of the top events on the XFINITY Series race schedule, producing winners such as Cole Custer (2019), Brad Keslowski (2018), Denny Hamlin (2017 and 2015 winner), and Elliott Sadler (2016).

The Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 is held each year on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend and participates in the track’s award-winning Throwback marketing platform. More than half the race field run special throwback paint schemes for the race and drivers, while celebrities and even the NBC announcers wear retro-style clothing to fit the time period of celebration. 

With kids 12 and under admitted FREE, and Darlington Raceway and Sport Clips’ support of veterans and the VFW Foundation culminating in a strong military ticket offer, the Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 is truly a unique race experience for all fans. For ticket information, click here.


INDYCAR’S DALE COYNE RACING WITH VASSER-SULLIVAN

Sport Clips Racing has extended its partnership with Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series season. Sport Clips previously had an entry in the 2006 Indianapolis 500.

American star and Indianapolis 500 "Rookie of the Year," Santino Ferrucci, will drive the No. 18 Team SealMaster car, co-entered by Dale Coyne Racing and Vasser-Sullivan Racing for the 2020 NTT IndyCar Series Season. In his first full IndyCar season, Ferrucci, 21, a native of Woodbury, Connecticut, made up 16 positions to finish seventh in the Indianapolis 500, earning him "Rookie of the Year" honors, completed the third most laps of any driver in the series and finished fourth among all drivers on ovals. 

FERRUCCI FAST FACTS:

  • Career IndyCar Starts: 21 – Four races in 2018, 17(full season) in 2019
  • First Start: June 3, 2018
  • 2019 Indianapolis 500 “Rookie of the Year” finishing seventh 
  • Third in 2019 “Rookie of the Year” standings
  • Third in laps completed (2037 of 2092) in 2019
  • Fourth among all drivers on ovals with 170 points in 2019
  • Eighth in laps led with 118 in 2019