Kasey Kahne signs with JR Motorsports for 2013 Nationwide Series

Kasey Kahne will take his longtime Nationwide sponsor to JR Motorsports. (Getty Images)
Kasey Kahne will take his longtime Nationwide sponsor to JR Motorsports. (Getty Images)
Kasey Kahne will take his longtime Nationwide sponsor to JR Motorsports. (Getty Images)

JR Motorsports announced Wednesday that they have signed Kasey Kahne and Brad Sweet to their Nationwide Series lineup for 2013. Kahne and Sweet will join the lineup that includes Regan Smith and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

The team will have sponsorship from Great Clips hair salon a longtime supporter of Kahne’s in the Nationwide Series. Kahne’s relationship with Great Clips dating back to 2003 when the company served as primary sponsor for the up-and-coming driver for three seasons. The company also recently announced a sponsorship of Kahne’s No. 5 Chevrolet at Hendrick Motorsports for three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series races in 2013.

The team said thanks to the new sponsorship they will field at least two entries in 28 of 33 Nationwide Series events. Smith is already committed to driving a full schedule, and Earnhardt Jr. will compete in select races in a third car. Kahne and Sweet will split time in the No. 5 Chevrolet for 27 races MORE>>>

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