|Hamlin won at Darlington in 2010. He's 10/1 to win this week|
Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington (S.C.) Raceway
No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota News and Notes:
· HAMLIN LOOKING TO TAME ‘THE LADY IN BLACK’: Making his ninth-career NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) start at the historical Darlington Raceway, Denny Hamlin looks to earn his first win of the season and second-career win at ‘The Lady in Black.’ Piloting the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry, Hamlin will be looking to finish one position better than he has the previous two seasons. In his eight previous starts at the track, Hamlin has one win (2010), four top-five finishes, seven top-10 finishes and average start of 10.1 and average finish of 5.4. He has led 354 laps and completed 100 percent of attempted laps (2,940 of 2,940 laps). His worst finish at Darlington Raceway in the NSCS is 13th in 2009.
· JGR AT DARLINGTON RACEWAY: Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) has a total of 65 starts at Darlington Raceway entering this weekend’s Bojangles’ Southern 500. In those 65 starts, the team has four wins (Matt Kenseth – 2013; Hamlin – 2010; Kyle Busch – 2008; Bobby Labonte – 2000), one pole starting position, 16 top-five finishes, 37 top-10 finishes, an average start of 15.5, an average finish of 12.0, has led 1,143 laps and completed 21,537 of 22,003 attempted laps (97.9%).
· VFW SPORT CLIPS HELP A HERO: Through their partnership with Darlington Raceway, Sport Clips will be the entitlement sponsor for Fridaynight’s Nationwide Series race, showcasing their support for VFW with the VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200. Sport Clips will continue to use its NASCAR partnership to raise awareness about the struggles many military families are facing and the VFW’s mission to support active-duty military, veterans and their families. As the “Official Haircutter” of the VFW, Sport Clips has donated more than $2 million to the organization through its annual “Help A Hero” campaign, which was established in 2007. Since their first contribution of more than $80,000, Sport Clips’ donations have increased annually. Earlier this year, Sport Clips made its most recent, and largest, donation of more than $525,000, benefiting the new VFW-administered “Sport Clips Help A Hero Scholarship” program. The donations were collected by Sport Clips stylists, managers, and owner’s in-store and in their communities from October 14, 2013 to Veterans Day, November 11, 2013.Through this recent contribution, Sport Clips and the VFW provided 44 spring semester scholarships and expect to provide more than 60 additional scholarships, of up to $5,000, for the fall 2014 semester. Eligible service members can now apply through April 30 atwww.VFW.org/scholarship. The company also continues to support phone calls home for deployed and hospitalized service members through the VFW’s Operation Uplink™ Free Call Days. To learn more about Help A Hero, visit www.sportclips.com/hero. Hamlin’s Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Elliott Sadler will pilot the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota during Friday night’s VFW Sport Clips Help A Hero 200 Nationwide Series race.
· RACE INFO: The Bojangles’ Southern 500 at Darlington Raceway is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 6:30 p.m. ET. Watch and listen live on Sirius XM Channel 90 and MRN Radio beginning at 6:00 p.m. ET. For pre-race coverage, tune in to FoxSports 1 at 6:00 p.m. ET followed by full-race coverage on Fox beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET
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About Sport Clips Haircuts
Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and started franchising in 1995 by founder and CEO Gordon Logan. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the top 20 “Fastest-Growing Franchises” and in the top 40 in the “Franchise 500.” There are currently over 1,200 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named as one of the “Top Franchises for Veterans” by Franchise Business Review. Our “Help A Hero” program has raised more than $2 million to help deployed and hospitalized U.S. service members call home through the VFW’s Operation Uplink™ and provide scholarships for veterans transitioning to a civilian career. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of Joe Gibbs Racing’s NASCAR drivers Denny Hamlin, Elliott Sadler, and Drew Herring, and partners with numerous NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit sportclips.com.
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