Sport Clips Aurora Bayview is a Proud Sponsor of NASCAR'S Joe Gibbs Racing with Drivers Erik Jones and Denny Hamlin
Sport Clips Racing enters its 10th season in 2018 as a partner with Joe Gibbs Racing.
Erik Jones finished his freshman season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series as the 2017 Sunoco Rookie of the Year, making his mark in the history books as the first driver to capture the honor in all three of NASCAR’s top level of competition. Jones completed the season with five top-five finishes, fourteen top-ten finishes, one pole and 310 laps led. In addition to his Cup Series season, Jones competed in eighteen NASCAR XFINITY Series races earning three wins, nine top-five finishes, ten top-ten finishes, three poles and led 751 laps. For his sophomore season in the Cup Series, Jones returns to Joe Gibbs Racing taking over the driver’s seat of the No. 20 Toyota Camry. Joining Jones will be crew chief Chris Gayle, who called the shots for Jones during his rookie season.
Denny Hamlin enters his 13th season with Joe Gibbs Racing, driving the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Darlington Raceway in 2018. After an incredible 2017 season that left him contending in his 11th-career Chase for the NASCAR Cup, Hamlin wrapped up 2017 with 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 of the XFINITY Series race schedule, producing winners such as seasoned veterans Denny Hamlin (2017 and 2015 winner), Elliott Sadler (2016) and rising stars like Chase Elliott (2014) and Joey Logano (2012).
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.
NASCAR Hall of Fame members and XFINITY Series legends such as Mark Martin, Darrell Waltrip and Jack Ingram are regular faces seen around the garage and facility on a Sport Clips Haircuts VFW 200 race day.
With kids twelve 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.
Proud Sponsor of JGR MX
Sport Clips enjoys its Official Sponsor relationship with the JGRMX Professional Motocross Racing Team. Founded by Coy Gibbs, the son of NFL Hall of Fame Head Coach Joe Gibbs, the team debuted Jan. 5, 2008 in Anaheim, Calif., at the opening round of the AMA Supercross Championship.
Coy Gibbs knows that building a motocross team from the ground up is no easy task, and having the right people will make all the difference in the success of the effort. Understanding that success in NASCAR will not directly translate into success in motocross, Coy has hired a team with extensive backgrounds in the sport. Jeremy Albrecht manages the team, with Dean Baker handling the engine development. Jonny Oler takes care of suspension, and Spencer Bloomer heads up the testing and settings refinement duties. Patrick Barker provides the tuning duties for Justin Brayton, while Ben Schiermeyer wrenches for Josh Grant. The team is based in Huntersville, North Carolina.