Great Clips Returns to Atlanta for NASCAR’s Labor Day Race

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 1, 2011—Great Clips returns to Atlanta this weekend for the biggest Labor Day Weekend party in the U.S., as the title sponsor of NASCAR’s Great Clips 300 Nationwide race at Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS).

“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’ve made the Great Clips 300 a fun and affordable Labor Day weekend the entire family can enjoy.”

The 195-lap race will once again feature Kasey Kahne behind the No. 38 Great Clips Chevrolet, his sixth start of the season for the Great Clips Racing team. In nine Nationwide starts at AMS, Kahne has three top-five and six top-10 finishes; including starting from the pole last year during the inaugural Great Clips 300.

Additionally, Great Clips will also field a second car, with Jason Leffler piloting the No. 30 Great Clips Chevrolet. Leffler currently sits in sixth place overall in the NASCAR Nationwide Series standings.

Great Clips CEO Rhoda Olsen will serve as Grand Marshal for the event, and will fire things up with the famous, “Drivers, start your engines!” The event will be broadcast live on ESPN2 on Saturday, Sept. 3 starting at 7:30 p.m. EST. Great Clips is currently the longest-standing primary sponsor in the Nationwide Series, dating back to 2001.

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 or download the app for Android and iPhone. For more information about Great Clips, Inc. or to find a location near you, visit