Below is the schedule of races in which Great Clips will serve as primary sponsor of Kasey Kahne’s No. 5 machine beginning with the very first NASCAR Sprint Cup Series event of the season and ending with the final race at Homestead- Miami Speedway.
February 13 – The Sprint Unlimited at Daytona International Speedway - finished 20th
March 13 – Phoenix International Raceway - finished 22nd
April 3 - Martinsville Speedway - finished 22nd
April 17 – Bristol Motor Speedway - finished 17th
June 26 – Sonoma Raceway
July 2 – Daytona International Speedway
July 9 – Kentucky Speedway
August 7 – Watkins Glen International
September 25 – New Hampshire Motor Speedway
October 8 – Charlotte Motor Speedway
November 20 – Homestead-Miami Speedway
We are looking forward to another great year with Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) and the 2013 World of Outlaws champion, Daryn Pittman, who is looking to put another championship under his belt. To see the full World of Outlaws season schedule and to read up on the latest news from the team, visit Kasey Kahne Racing and make sure to follow @KKRDirt and @DarynPittman on Twitter.
We’re not only racing in circles anymore – we’re also racing at the drag strip in 2016 through our partnership with Stringer Performance and veteran driver, Clay Millican in the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. A six-time International Hod Rod Association (IHRA) champion and one of the most popular drivers in the series, Millican will pilot the Great Clips/ Parts Plus dragster for the team which is entering its second year of competition. Visit Stringer Performance for the latest team news and NHRA event schedule and follow @StringerPerformance and @ClayMillican on Twitter!
Off the track, we will again continue our involvement in the efforts of the Kasey Kahne Foundation including serving as major sponsors of The DRIVE, a joint charity event put on by Kahne and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, as well as the annual Five-Kahne charity 5K run. Also close to our hearts, we continue our support of the Jason Leffler Memorial midget race at Wayne County Speedway which benefits the Charlie Dean Leffler Discretionary Trust. Throughout the season, look for us at various race tracks across the country performing charity cuts to raise money for various charities and handing out some great prizes! Follow us on Twitter @GREATracing for all news involving our Great Clips drivers and teams and happenings throughout the year!
Great Clips & Strong Against Cancer Team Up to Design the Great Clips No. 5 Car
This July at Daytona International Speedway, Kasey Kahne will drive a very special paint scheme.
Great Clips has teamed up with Strong Against Cancer to celebrate the creative spirit of patients at Seattle Children's Hospital with a fun opportunity. The children were provided crayons and encouraged to be creative and express themselves while designing their very own No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet SS.
Now, Kahne has personally chosen four finalists in the design contest -- by Alivia, Cassie, Noelia and Samantha -- and fans have the opportunity to select the winning design. Voting is now open at www.WilsonKahneDrive.org/GreatClipsStrong, and the design with the most votes will hit the track at Daytona for the July 2 race.
Great Clips has been a three-year major partner of The DRIVE charity event hosted by Kahne and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, which has supported Strong Against Cancer since its inception.
Last year, The DRIVE presented a $400,000 check to Seattle Children's Hospital and its Strong Against Cancer initiative. The donation aids research that supports immunotherapy – a medical treatment that harnesses the power of a child’s immune cells to fight cancer. The technique helps reduce the need for chemotherapy and radiation and the harsh side effects that are hard on a child's growing body.
That is the goal of Strong Against Cancer, and the new paint scheme will help draw attention to the program.
Voting closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 12, so make your voice heard here! The winning design will be announced on Friday, May 13.