Catch Kasey at Darlington in Great Clips 2014 Sprint Cup Debut
Great Clips Racing makes its 2014 Sprint Cup debut this Sunday at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway as Kasey Kahne gets behind the wheel of the No. 5 Great Clips Chevrolet in the first of 10 primary sponsorship Sprint races this season. Race action begins Saturday, April 12, at 6:30 p.m. (ET) on FOX.
Most recently, Kasey rallied from a 32nd starting spot to finish 11th at Texas Motor Speedway driving the No. 5 with Farmers Insurance as the primary sponsor and Great Clips as an associate sponsor on Monday, April 7. Rain on Sunday prompted NASCAR officials to postpone the Sprint Cup event. Kasey ranks 19th in the driver standings.
Great Clips will adorn the hood of Kasey’s No. 5 Chevrolet SS as the primary sponsor for nine more Sprint Cup Series events this year: Pocono Raceway on June 8, Sonoma(Calif.) Raceway on June 22, Kentucky Speedway on June 28, New Hampshire Motor Speedway on July 13, Michigan International Speedway on Aug. 17, Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway on Aug. 23, Martinsville (Va.) Speedway on Oct. 26, Texas Motor Speedway on Nov. 2 and Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 16.
Great Clips Partners with Feed the Children
Great Clips, Inc., the world's largest hair salon brand, will join with non-profit organization Feed The Children to sponsor the Aug. 30 NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Atlanta Motor Speedway. The race will be titled the Great Clips 300 Benefitting Feed The Children.
The Great Clips 300 Benefitting Feed The Children will feature 195 thrilling laps around Atlanta Motor Speedway's legendary 1.54-mile racing surface under the lights. Intensity is expected to be at a fever pitch with some of NASCAR's brightest rising stars going door-to-door with NASCAR veterans.
"We are very excited and honored to be a part of the Great Clips 300 race," said Corey Gordon, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Feed The Children. "This partnership with Great Clips, Atlanta Motor Speedway and Feed The Children will help shine a spotlight on hunger and poverty issues in the United States, helping us further our mission that no child or family should go to bed hungry."
The Great Clips 300 Benefitting Feed The Children is nine races prior to the end of the 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series season. That placement on the schedule is expected to raise the level of intensity for drivers seeking a series championship even more than usual.
"Great Clips is extremely proud to announce our new partner Feed the Children as we are going racing again this Labor Day Weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway and we couldn't be happier to have the Great Clips 300 back in Atlanta," said Dave Randall, Senior Marketing Manager of Great Clips.
Having been a sponsor in the NASCAR Nationwide Series since 2000, Great Clips will sponsor Kasey Kahne, Kevin Harvick and Dale Earnhardt, Jr. in cars fielded by JR Motorsports in the Nationwide Series while also sponsoring Kahne in multiple races this season with Hendrick Motorsports in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series.
NASCAR night racing returns to Atlanta Motor Speedway on Labor Day weekend and tickets for the Great Clips 300 Benefitting Feed The Children start at just $25 and kids 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult general admission ticket. For more information, call the Atlanta Motor Speedway Ticket Office at (770) 946-4211, (877) 9-AMS-TIX, or visit www.atlantamotorspeedway.com.
About Feed The Children
Founded in 1979, Feed The Children is one of the largest international charities based in the U.S., with the mission of providing hope and resources for those without life's essentials. Feed The Children is accredited by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. Using an integrated approach to defeat hunger, Feed The Children distributed over $344 million in food, essentials and medicine to over 10 million individuals in the United States, and 23 other countries in fiscal year 2013. For more information, visit www.feedthechildren.org.
About Great Clips Racing
Great Clips has been active in the motorsports medium since 1998 and currently sponsors Hendrick Motorsports' No. 5 entry in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, driven by Kasey Kahne. Great Clips is an associate sponsor of JR Motorsports’ No. 9 entry, driven by rookie of the year contender Chase Elliot, in the NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS). Great Clips is primary sponsor for Kasey Kahne Racing’s World of Outlaws team, including the 2013 World of Outlaws Champion No. 9 car, driven by Daryn Pitmann. Great Clips also has a partnership with Shane Hmiel Racing in the POWRi Midget Series, sponsoring the entry driven by Darren Hagen.
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Long-time Nationwide NASCAR driver, Jason Leffler, died from injuries sustained at a dirt car event in New Jersey on June 12, 2013. Great Clips is proud to have been represented by Jason as our primary driver on the No. 38 for seven years. He represented the Great Clips brand well, on and off the track, and was known for his big heart and kindness to everyone. He will truly be missed.
Our hearts go out to all of Jason's family and friends.
A trust fund is being set up for Charlie Dean, the 5-year-old son of Jason.
This trust will serve as the official Leffler Family fund, with all monies going directly to Charlie's needs. Turner Scott Motorsports co-owner Harry Scott Jr., former Braun Racing owner Todd Braun and Steve Overholser, CFO of Great Clips, will serve as trustees.
Donations can be made to The Charlie Dean Leffler Discretionary Trust at:
The Charlie Dean Leffler Discretionary Trust
c/o SunTrust Bank
232 Williamson Road
Mooresville, NC 28117