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Nationwide - Great Clips Leaves Turner Motorsports Effort

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MOORESVILLE, Jan. 2, 2013: Turner Motorsports announced today that their successful two-year-long primary marketing partnership with Great Clips, Inc. will not continue into the 2013 NASCAR season. The parting of ways is an amicable one, with both companies mutually coming to the decision in order to enhance their growing marketing platforms. Though Great Clips, the longest-running sponsor in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, will no longer serve as a primary sponsor of the organization's No. 38 entry, there remain opportunities for joint partnerships in the future. This past season marked Great Clips' 12th year in the series as primary sponsor. The company spent five years as a partner of Braun Racing, before it was acquired by Turner Motorsports two years ago. An announcement with Great Clips' future plans will be made within the hour. Turner Motorsports will also soon be announcing their plans for the 2013 season.

"We want to thank Great Clips for two great years as an outstanding marketing partner," said Steve Turner, owner of Turner Motorsports. "They have been a big supporter of this race team since the beginning and we just can't thank them enough for that. Though we have mutually decided to end our business partnership, the friendships we have made over the years will endure well into the future."