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Kasey Kahne, Brad Sweet to split Great Clips Nationwide ride

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The Great Clips Chevy Impala

Kasey Kahne will be serving as Jedi master to newcomer Brad Sweet in the Nationwide Series, as the two will be splitting time in Turner Motorsports' No. 38 Great Clips Chevy. Kahne will drive 15 Nationwide races, while Sweet will take the remaining 18. Sweet has competed for Kahne's Kasey Kahne Racing World of Outlaws team for the last two years.

This is a bit of closing-the-circle with Kahne, who started in Nationwide driving the Great Clips 38. Kahne drove the car to his first victory in the Nationwide series, back in 2003 in Homestead. Kahne would return to the car for eight races in 2010 and 2011, taking four top-five and six top-10 finishes.

Of note: Great Clips is currently the longest-running sponsor in the Nationwide Series, having served as a sponsor for the last 11 years. So give 'em a little thanks next time you see one. You'll confuse the hell out of the stylists in there when you do.

And Brad? Don't go to Kasey for tips on how to use Twitter. That doesn't always go so well.

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