Denny Hamlin – No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry TRD Preview – Busch Light Clash at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum

LAT Images #11: Denny Hamlin, Joe Gibbs Racing, Sport Clips Haircuts Toyota Camry

No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry TRD News and Notes

  • LA COLISEUM NOTES: Denny Hamlin has finished 23rd and ninth in two starts at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. In 2022, his race ended prematurely because of a mechanical issue. Last year, Hamlin started third and led 26 laps early on. He was spun out at one point and rallied back to finish ninth in the 150-lap exhibition event.
  • HAMLIN CLASH HISTORY: Hamlin is a three-time Busch Clash winner with all three victories coming at Daytona International Speedway. He won the annual exhibition race to kickstart his rookie season in 2006 and followed up with wins in 2014 and 2016.
  • 2023 SEASON RECAP: Last season marked the fifth consecutive season where Hamlin ended up in the top five in the series standings. Hamlin earned three victories, including his 50th career NASCAR Cup Series win at Pocono Raceway in June. After finishing second in the regular season standings, Hamlin had a strong start to the playoffs with his third career victory at Bristol Motor Speedway. Trouble in the Round of 8 prevented him from competing for the championship, but Hamlin did end the season with another solid overall ranking.
  • SPORT CLIPS: Sport Clips will be featured as the primary sponsor for Hamlin at the Busch Clash. Sport Clips is also scheduled to appear on the No. 11 Toyota Camry XSE later this season at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (March 3), Martinsville Speedway (April 7), Kansas Speedway (May 5), Indianapolis Motor Speedway (July 21), and Darlington Raceway (September 1). The sports-themed haircutting franchise based in Georgetown, Texas is a longtime supporter of Joe Gibbs Racing dating back to 2009 and has nearly 1,900 stores in the United States and Canada.
  • JGR CLASH STATS: Joe Gibbs Racing has earned 11 victories in the Busch Clash. Kyle Busch (2012 and 2021), Denny Hamlin (2006, 2014, 2016), Erik Jones (2020), Matt Kenseth (2015), Tony Stewart (2001, 2002, 2007), and Martin Truex Jr. (2022) have all won the race while driving for JGR.
  • TUNE IN: Coverage of the Busch Light Clash at The Coliseum begins Sunday, February 4, at 8 p.m. ET on FOX, MRN Radio, and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio.

Denny Hamlin, Driver of the No. 11 Sport Clips Toyota Camry TRD

What do you expect going to the Clash this weekend?

“It’s a unique atmosphere and a fun race to kick the season off. It doesn’t really translate to anything else we do because the track is so small, but it’ll be fun to knock some of the rust off from not being in the car since November. I’m looking forward to it. Our team is looking forward to it. So, we’ll just see what we unload with on Saturday and hopefully get ourselves locked into the main event with a good starting spot. From there, you have to stay up front and stay out of trouble to have a shot at the end.”

Hamlin NASCAR Cup Series Stats at Los Angeles Memorial Stadium

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Hamlin 2023 NASCAR Cup Series Season Stats

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Hamlin NASCAR Cup Series Career Stats

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About Sport Clips

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, offers online check in for clients, and ranks #44 in the Entrepreneur “Franchise 500” for 2024 and was named a 2024 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review. There are almost 1,900 Sport Clips stores open in the U.S. and Canada. Sport Clips is the “Official Haircutter” of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), offers veterans preferential pricing on haircuts and franchises, and was named a 2021 Top Franchise for Veterans by Entrepreneur. Sport Clips provides “Haircuts with Heart” through its annual Help A Hero fundraiser that has contributed $14 million to the VFW; national partnership with St. Baldrick’s Foundation, the largest private funder of childhood cancer research grants; and other national and local philanthropic outreach. Sport Clips is a proud sponsor of NASCAR’s Joe Gibbs Racing team, and partners with other NCAA and professional sports teams. To learn more about Sport Clips, visit  


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