Great Clips Returns as Title Sponsor of NASCAR Nationwide Race

MINNEAPOLIS, March 1, 2011—Great Clips will again serve as the title sponsor of the Great Clips 300 Labor Day weekend NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2011.

The event will showcase Great Clips, the world’s largest hair salon brand with nearly 3,000 locations in more than 140 markets, as the title sponsor and official hair care provider of Atlanta Motor Speedway.

“Last year’s Great Clips 300 at Atlanta Motor Speedway was one of the highest attended NASCAR Nationwide Series races in history, and Great Clips is determined to make this year’s event even bigger,” said Greg Thomas, a Great Clips Atlanta-area franchisee. “With the support of our franchisees throughout the Southeast, we’ll all be emphasizing our message that the Great Clips 300 is a fun and affordable Labor Day weekend the entire family can enjoy.” 

The 195-lap Great Clips 300 will be broadcast live on ESPN2 on Saturday, Sept. 3 starting at 7:30 p.m. EST. For those who can plan to be there in person, Great Clips is sponsoring a ticket special for families—children ages 12 and younger will be admitted into the Great Clips 300 free of charge when accompanied by an adult with a regularly-priced ticket. “We know how important value is, and we are excited to help make the NASCAR Nationwide Series race experience an affordable Labor Day weekend activity for families,” said Terri Miller, Great Clips vice president of marketing and communications.

Kasey Kahne will once again be behind the No. 38 Chevrolet for the Atlanta race, where he finished 19th last year after starting on the pole. Great Clips is currently the longest-standing primary sponsor in the Nationwide Series, dating back to 2001.

“Atlanta Motor Speedway is pleased to again partner with Great Clips for our huge Labor Day weekend racing celebration,” said Ed Clark, Atlanta Motor Speedway president and general manager. “Together we hosted the largest Nationwide event crowd in Atlanta Motor Speedway history and we are already moving to break that record at this year’s event.”

About Atlanta Motor Speedway
NASCAR night racing returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway this Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-4, and tickets for the event weekend, including the Great Clips 300, go on sale to the public on March 9. For more information, call the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (877) 9-AMS-TIX, (770) 946-4211 or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.

About Great Clips, Inc.

Great Clips, Inc. was established in 1982 in Minneapolis. Today, Great Clips has more than 3,000 salons throughout the United States and Canada, making it the world’s largest salon brand. Great Clips salons employ nearly 30,000 stylists who receive ongoing training to learn advanced skills and the latest trends. Make Great Clips your choice for value-priced, high-quality haircare for men, women and children. No appointments needed, and salons are open nights and weekends. And, it’s more convenient than ever with Great Clips’ Online Check-In. To check-in online, visit www.greatclips.com or download the app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit www.greatclips.com.