Denny Hamlin ­– No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota GR Supra Preview – Sport Clips Haircuts VFW Help A Hero 200 at Darlington Raceway

No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota GR Supra News and Notes

  • HAMLIN XFINITY AT DARLINGTON: Denny Hamlin owns five NASCAR Xfinity Series victories (2006, 2007, 2010, 2015, 2017) at Darlington Raceway. Each of his five wins have come after starting from the pole. Hamlin has led laps in 10 of his 14 career Xfinity Series starts at the historic oval. Last year, Hamlin led 43 laps before a penalty on pit road dropped him to the rear for a late restart and he ultimately finished 12th.
  • SPORT CLIPS: Sport Clips will be featured as the primary sponsor for Hamlin on Saturday and Sunday as he competes in both the NASCAR Cup Series and NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Darlington Raceway. The sports-themed haircutting franchise based in Georgetown, Texas is a longtime supporter of Joe Gibbs Racing dating back to 2009 and has more than 1,850 stores in the United States and Canada.
  • NO. 18 IN 2022: Hamlin will be the eighth driver to take the wheel of JGR’s No. 18 Toyota GR Supra this season. To date, the team has posted seven top-five finishes, 10 top-10s and 268 laps led. The team’s driver lineup this season includes Trevor Bayne, Drew Dollar, Connor Mosack, John Hunter Nemechek, Sammy Smith, Ryan Truex, and Bubba Wallace.
  • JGR AT DARLINGTON: Joe Gibbs Racing drivers have earned 11 Xfinity Series wins at Darlington Raceway. In 77 combined starts at the 1.366-mile track, the organization has tallied 36 top-five finishes, 49 top-10s, eight pole awards, and 1,321 laps led. Kyle Busch, Brandon Jones, Bobby Labonte, Joey Logano, and Tony Stewart join Hamlin on the list of drivers who have taken JGR to victory lane in Darlington.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Darlington Raceway begins Saturday, September 3, at 3 p.m. ET on USA Network, MRN Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.


Denny Hamlin, Driver of the No. 18 Sport Clips Toyota GR Supra

What makes the Xfinity Series race at Darlington so fun for you?

“Darlington is just an awesome racetrack. On top of that, the Xfinity cars are so much fun to drive with the low downforce and you’re racing in the afternoon, so the track is hot and slick. It’s a lot of fun as a driver. Beyond that, it’s a big weekend for Sport Clips. They’ve been a great supporter of JGR and this race at Darlington for a long time, so it definitely adds some pressure to try to get the Sport Clips car in victory lane at the Sport Clips race.”