Hendrick, Great Clips extend sponsorship deal
July 26, 2013, Staff report, NASCAR.com
Organization to sponsor Kasey Kahne's No. 5 Cup ride through 2016
The team’s primary sponsor for three races this season, Great Clips will provide funding for a total of 10 races per season for 2014, 2015 and 2016, according to a release from HMS.
“The people at Great Clips have been committed to NASCAR as a marketing platform for many years,” Rick Hendrick, owner of Hendrick Motorsports, said. “They continue to see a great return on investment, and we’re focused on continuing that trend by performing at a high level on the race track while delivering business wins.”
Kahne is carrying the Great Clips colors for this weekend’s Samuel Deeds 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The company will also be the primary sponsor at New Hampshire Motor Speedway later this season.
“We are very proud to have Kasey drive the No. 5 for Great Clips,” Terri Miller, vice president of marketing and communications for Great Clips, said. “… Kasey has become a special member of our family over the years. He has brought great value to our brand and helped our system grow. Being a partner of Hendrick Motorsports is truly an honor as we share the same values, integrity and passion to win.”
Kahne, 33, has 15 career Cup victories and 26 poles. A winner at Bristol (Tenn.) Motor Speedway earlier this year, Kahne is 10th in points heading into this weekend’s race.
“Bristol was our first Sprint Cup win together, and everyone on the team expects to deliver many more,” Kahne said.
In addition to Great Clips, the No. 5 team has also carried sponsorship from Farmers Insurance, Quaker State, Time Warner Cable and Hendrickcars.com this season.