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Brad Sweet NNS Iowa Preview

Tuesday July 31, 2012



No. 38 Great Clips Chevrolet

Iowa Speedway

U.S. Cellular 250

August 4, 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

   10                0                       0                    0                      1                16.7                19.8


Back in the saddle... Brad Sweet will return to the seat of the No. 38 Great Clips machine this weekend for the NASCAR Nationwide Series' (NNS) second stop of the season at Iowa Speedway. Sweet competed in the first event at the Newton-based track and was poised for a seventh-place finish before the leaders wrecked coming to the checkered flag, forcing the rookie to take evasive action. He went on to cross the line in the 13th position.


Sweet also has experience at Iowa Speedway from his open wheel days, having wheeled Silver Crown cars and midgets around the 7/8-mile track numerous times throughout his career.


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-319 this weekend at Iowa Speedway. This is the same chassis Sweet piloted in his last stop at Iowa, finishing 13th. This chassis last saw track time at New Hampshire Motor Speedway where Kahne brought home a sixth-place finish, as well as Richmond International Raceway and Phoenix International Raceway, where Kahne finished 18th and 10th, respectively.


Celebrating 30 Years... Great Clips is celebrating their 30th birthday by giving away a 2012 Camaro! In addition, three lucky winners will win a trip to November's Great Clips 200 at Phoenix International Raceway!  Just sign up to win by texting CAMARO to 47328 (Canadian residents text CAMARO to 77777) or go to www.greatclips.com to enter or get more details.  The sweepstakes runs now through August 15th.  Three finalists will be chosen after August 15th, and they will win a trip for themselves and a guest to attend the Great Clips 200 Nationwide race in Phoenix, AZ on November 10th.   Each finalist will be given a  key to the Camaro - but only one will have the "lucky key" that will start the car and win! 


Great Clips Wins Again with Saldana... Kasey Kahne Racing's, Joey Saldana, scored another win for Great Clips last weekend when the World of Outlaws visited Autodrome Drummond. This was the fifth feature win of the season for Saldana and the No. 9 Great Clips team and Saldana's 83rd career win with the Outlaws.


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 this weekend's NNS race at Iowa

"I'm looking forward to going back to Iowa. It's nice going back to a track for a second time, knowing that I'm already familiar with its characteristics and what I need in the car to be successful. We had a great run going there in the first race and should have brought home a top-10 until that accident on the last lap. I think we will be able to go out there and pick up where we left off and put another solid race together."



Follow the No. 38 team on Twitter! Twitter.com/No38TurnerNNS

Follow Kasey Kahne on Twitter! Twitter.com/KaseyKahne  

Follow Brad Sweet on Twitter! Twitter.com/KBradSweet49  

Follow Turner Motorsports on Facebook! Facebook.com/TurnerMotorsports


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, visitwww.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.

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