Brad Sweet, No. 38 Great Clips Chevrolet Impala Daytona International Speedway PreviewPress Release
No. 38 Great Clips Chevrolet
Daytona International Speedway
Subway Jalapeno 250
July 6, 2012
No. 38 Great Clips Chevrolet News and Notes
Brad Sweet Career NNS Stats
Starts Poles Wins Top-Fives Top-10′s Avg. Start Avg. Finish
8 0 0 0 1 14.9 20.8
Previous experience at Daytona International Speedway… Sweet has made one career start at the famed Daytona International Speedway. Sweet got his first experience with the complexities of restrictor-plate racing and drafting in the 2011 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) season-opener. In that event, Sweet started 10th and finished 21st.
Drafting experience this season… The Grass Valley, Calif.-native got another dose of restrictor-plate racing earlier this season at Talladega Superspeedway, where he ran solidly in the top-10 and at times, in the top-five, before a late-race accident cut his day short.
Special “House Crashers” Paint scheme on the No. 38… Celebrating “Crashers Week” on DIY Network, the No. 38 Great Clips Chevy will look a little bit different on Friday night under the lights of Daytona. In a “House Crashers” episode that first aired on June 25th, Sweet and Kasey Kahne helped to remodel a Charlotte, NC family’s garage into a Great Clips Racing themed garage. The show will re-air this week on DIY during “Crashers Week” which celebrates fan-favorite episodes. Visit www.diy.com for more information. For a clip from the show, visit the Turner Motorsports Facebook page.
Who’s on the pit box? Mike Shiplett joined Turner Motorsports in 2012 and has a unique role as he calls the shots for both a veteran (Kasey Kahne) and a rookie (Sweet). It is a reunion of sorts for Kahne and Shiplett, who were paired together in the NNS during the 2007 season and put down impressive results, including two victories (Charlotte Motor Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway, spring events).
This Week’s Impala… The No. 38 team will unload chassis TMS-126 this weekend at Daytona International Speedway. This is a brand new chassis in the Turner Motorsports stable.
Kahne and Sweet: a unique combination… Not only are Kahne and Sweet good friends off the track, but the veteran is serving as mentor to Sweet as he makes the transition from open-wheel competition to stock cars. Sweet was handpicked by Kahne in 2008 to drive for Kasey Kahne Racing (KKR) where he has since experienced tremendous success in the World of Outlaws Series. Sweet will continue to compete on a limited basis for KKR when he is not behind the wheel of the No. 38 Great Clips machine in the NNS. You can expect Kahne to be very involved and present in the NNS garage when Sweet is behind the wheel of the No. 38, as he will closely monitor his progress and offer encouragement.
Kahne brought Great Clips their first win! From 2003-2005, Kahne and his sponsor, Great Clips, Inc., reached momentous milestones, including capturing Kahne’s first Nationwide Series victory in 2003 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It was also Great Clips’ first win as a primary sponsor. In 2005, Kahne captured his second career win at Texas Motor Speedway before leaving the Nationwide Series to allow more time for his Sprint Cup Series efforts.
Great Clips goes racing with the World of Outlaws in 2012! Great Clips serves as sponsor for KKR driver Joey Saldana this year in the World of Outlaws series. The Minneapolis-based company has been a sponsor of KKR for the past two seasons. This year, they will be featured on all three KKR entries – as a primary sponsor on the #9 with Saldana as well as associate sponsor placement on Brad Sweet’s #49 and Cody Darrah’s #5 World of Outlaws cars.
12 Years and Counting… Great Clips, Inc. is currently the longest-running sponsor in the NNS and has used the Nationwide Series as their primary marketing platform for the last 11 years. Their sponsorship began in 2000 with Akins Motorsports as they climbed on board to sponsor the team’s No. 38 entry with driver, Christian Elder. Mark Green piloted the No. 38 for one season before general manager, Doug Stringer, hired up-and-coming talent, Kasey Kahne, thereby solidifying Great Clips’ commitment to their NASCAR sponsorship.
Sweet on racing at Daytona
“I’m can’t wait to race under the lights at Daytona! The Great Clips/ DIY House Crashers Chevy looks great and if Daytona and Talladega were any indication, she’s going to be fast! We had a great run going in Talladega earlier in the season but got caught up in a crash toward the end of the race. That’s how these restrictor plate races go though. I think as a group, we are confident going into this weekend’s race, with the feeling that we have as good a shot at it as anyone.”
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About Great Clips:
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.
- Turner Motorsports Press Release
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