Sport Clips Ellerslie Crossing is a Proud Sponsor of: NASCAR'S Joe Gibbs Racing and INDYCAR's dale coyne racing with vasser-sullivan
NASCAR'S JOE GIBBS RACING
Sport Clips Racing enters its 11th season in 2019 as a partner with Joe Gibbs Racing.
With confidence and momentum on his side, Erik Jones enters the 2019 season poised for a great season following his debut season behind the wheel of the No. 20 Toyota Camry in 2018. Crew chief Chris Gayle will return with Jones and lead the No. 20 Toyota Camry team and their quest for the 2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship.
The Byron, Michigan native has accomplished many milestones in his 22 years and already left his name in the NASCAR history books. During his debut season in the Cup Series, Jones earned Sunoco Rookie of the Year honors becoming the first driver to win the honor in all three of NASCAR top series (MENCS – 2017, NASCAR XFINITY Series (NXS) – 2016, NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) – 2015). Jones also made his mark in the history books when he won the 2015 NCWTS Championship becoming the youngest champion in the series at the age of 19 years, 5 months and 21 days.
In 2018, Jones earned his first-career Monster Energy Cup Series victory at Daytona International Speedway, battling back from one lap down to lead the last lap and capture the win at the Coke Zero Sugar 400 on July 7, 2018. He finished the season 15th in the point standings on the helm of one win, nine top-five finishes, 18 top-10 finishes, one pole and 99 laps led.
Denny Hamlin enters his 14th season with Joe Gibbs Racing, driving the No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota Camry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Darlington Raceway in 2019. A 12-time NASCAR Playoffs Qualifier (2006-2012, 2014-2018), Hamlin is the longest-tenured driver at Joe Gibbs Racing. During the 2017 season, Hamlin scored 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 on the XFINITY Series race schedule, producing winners such as seasoned veterans Brad Keslowski (2018), 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.
With kids 12 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.
INDYCAR’S DALE COYNE RACING WITH VASSER-SULLIVAN
Sport Clips Racing has extended its partnership with Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan for the 2019 Verizon IndyCar Series season. Sport Clips previously had an entry in the 2006 Indianapolis 500.
Sebastien Bourdais will campaign his second season for Dale Coyne Racing with Vasser-Sullivan and 14th in Indy cars during the 2019 IndyCar Series season. Bourdais, the only driver to win four consecutive IndyCar championships (2004-2007 Champ Car), finished seventh in the 2018 championship standings in his first season with the team. He scored eight top-10 finishes with five top-five showings and two podium performances (won at St. Petersburg, third at Portland, fourth in the INDYCAR GP and Pocono, fifth at Barber, sixth at Mid-Ohio and Sonoma and eighth at Texas).
Bourdais ranks sixth on the IndyCar career victory list with 37 wins, seventh in career poles with 34 and has won race from the pole 18 times, third on the all-time list.
An accomplished sports car racer who helped Ford Chip Ganassi Racing win the GTE Class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in Ford’s return to the famed endurance race in 2016 and the GT Le Mans class at the 24 Hours At Daytona in 2017. He has finished second overall in the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times with Team Peugeot. Bourdais has overall (2014) and class (2017) wins at the Rolex 24 At Daytona. He has also won the overall 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans. Bourdais also drove two seasons in Formula One (2008-2009) with Toro Rosso.