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Jayski: Erik Jones in the #77 Sport Clips Toyota at Bristol

This weekend Sport Clips will make their first appearance as the primary sponsor on the #77 Toyota Camry with driver Erik Jones and Furniture Row Racing.

In addition to this weekend at Bristol Motor Speedway, Sport Clips will appear on the #77 at Daytona International Speedway on July 1, Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 23 and Texas Motor Speedway on November 5.

Erik Jones will make his first-career NASCAR Cup Series start at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend for the Food City 500. Even though it will be Jones first-career start at the half-mile track, Jones got his first taste of Cup racing at The Last Great Colosseum in 2015 when he climbed in the #11 Toyota Camry to fill in for Denny Hamlin. Since Hamlin started the race, he was also credited with the finish. Jones has seen success in the XFINITY Series, earning a win in 2016 and finishing in the top 10 for three of his four starts at the track in the series. Jones also has one start in Truck competition at the track earning a sixth-place finish.

After seven races of the 2017 Cup Series season, Jones sits second in the Sunoco Rookie of the Year standings, three points behind Toyota Racing teammate Daniel Suarez.

Sport Clips Haircuts is headquartered in Georgetown, Texas. It was established in 1993 and began franchising in 1995. The sports-themed haircutting franchise, which specializes in haircuts for men and boys, is ranked by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the "Fastest-Growing Franchises" and in the top 10 in its "Franchise 500." There are more than 1,600 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada.

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