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EVENT: Royal Purple 300 (150 laps / 300 miles)
TRACK: Auto Club Speedway
LENGTH: 2-mile D-shaped oval
DATE: Saturday, March 23, 2013
TV: ESPN (Coverage begins at 4:30 p.m. EST)
RADIO: MRN (4:30 p.m. EST)

Brad Sweet
“Last weekend was a big learning experience for me. My first time at Bristol and it definitely was a challenge, but we have an awesome group with this Great Clips team and I’m really enjoying working with all of them this year.

“Now we’re off to Fontana and it’s going to be a big difference from the bullring at Bristol. I haven’t raced at a ton of tracks in Nationwide, but of the ones I have, Fontana is probably one of my favorites. I think it’s fun because it gives you options. There are multiple grooves, which make it a lot easier to pass.

“We’re changing it up a little bit this weekend and racing a special white Great Clips and EA Sports Chevy to promote the 2013 Ultimate Golf Experience. Fans can enter to win at GreatClips.com. It’s great to have a sponsor like Great Clips that gives back to the fans like this.”

GREAT CLIPS/EA SPORTS OFFERING FANS THE ULTIMATE GOLF EXPERIENCE – Sweet’s Great Clips machine will feature a fresh, white paint scheme this weekend at Fontana. The design is in promotion of Great Clips’ partnership with EA Sports and XBOX in the 2013 Ultimate Golf Experience. Fans can enter for a chance to win a trip to the BayHill Invitational Golf Tournament in Orlando, Fla., and meet golf legend Arnold Palmer. Additional prizes include a variety of EA Sports games and XBOX consoles. There are two ways to enter: go to www.GreatClips.com or text BAYHILL to 47328. If that’s not enough, during the month of March, Great Clips salons are giving out $5 off coupons, good towards select EA Sports games. The special coupon code is available on the bottom of each Great Clips receipt.

SWEET RETURNS TO SITE OF CAREER-BEST FINISH – Sweet will not only be racing in his home state of California, but returns to the sight of his career-best finish in the Nationwide Series. The Grass Valley, Calif.–native notched a sixth-place effort in this race last season, marking his series-first top-10. It was the first of two top-10s he earned on the year, with the other coming at Kentucky Speedway.

SMITH AND SWEET TO PARTICIPATE IN NNS AUTOGRAPH SESSION – Fans at the Auto Club Speedway event will have the opportunity to attend an autograph session with both JRM drivers Regan Smith and Brad Sweet on Friday, March 22 from 4:30 —5:15 p.m. PT. The two will join a host of other NNS drivers for a series-wide autograph session located at the south entrance to the NNS garage.

GREAT CLIPS ANNOUNCES TALLADEGA SWEEPSTAKES – Want to meet Dale Jr.? Great Clips is proud to give one lucky winner and a guest the chance to do just that at the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Talladega Superspeedway on May 4. Fans are being offered a VIP race experience which includes pit and garage access, round trip flight, two-night hotel stay, race tickets for both the Nationwide race on May 4 and the Sprint Cup race on May 5, and a meet & greet with NASCAR’s Most Popular Driver. Go to www.GreatClips.com to enter, or for US residents text DALE TO 47328. The sweepstakes runs from March 12 to April 15