Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

MENCS: Parker Kligerman, GBR Back Together at Talladega


The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series returns this weekend after a short hiatus for the GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway. The return of the series also marks the return of Parker Kligerman who will be back behind the wheel of the No. 96 Toyota for Gaunt Brothers Racing.

Kligerman who has competed in four races for GBR this season last raced in the 7th race of the season at Texas Motor Speedway where he finished solidly in the 27th position.

Kligerman and GBR will honor four decades of TRD, USA. (Toyota Racing Development) at Talladega with a 40th Anniversary scheme on the 96 this weekend.

(GBR Twitter)

“We’re proud to honor TRD’s American racing heritage as the organization continues to help build some of the best Toyota engines across all of motorsports.” said Kligerman.

The 27-year old will also look to continue his strong showing on Superspeedways this season after finishing 15th in the season-opening Daytona 500 in February.

Kligerman had the following to say on superspeedways, “Its a race of attrition, and these super speedways even the playing field. If we can avoid the big crashes, drive a smart race and just be around at the end, our chances are just as good as anyone’s.”

Success at the superspeedways, Kligerman has had it and he should be considered a solid underdog pick this weekend.

Kligerman saw great success at the superspeedways and throughout 2013 when he raced the full NASCAR Xfinity Series (then Nationwide) schedule for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

In 2013, Kligerman drove the No. 77 Toyota to finishes of 5th, 6th and 18th at the superspeedways and would finish the season with 3 top-5’s, 13 top-10 finishes and rank 9th in the points standings at the end of the season.

Rewinding to his days in the NASCAR Gander Outdoor Truck Series (then Camping World), Kligerman scored two wins at Talladega Superspeedway in 2012 and 2017, respectively.

Kligerman’s NGOTS resume at Talladega includes his 2 wins, 3 top-5’s and 3 top-10 finishes in only five career starts.

If Kligerman can avoid the ‘big one’ he could be a serious contender come Sunday afternoon. Remember, the superspeedways are fair game for any team to find victory lane.

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About Sarah Handy

Sarah is going into her third year covering NASCAR for Rubbings Racing as well as helping run their Social Media platforms. Born and raised in Rhode Island, Sarah is an avid racing fan as well as a fan of the major New England sports teams. She is currently studying Public Relations and Marketing at SNHU with plans to move to North Carolina after graduation. Sarah also enjoys visiting her home track of NHMS each year, reading, running and photography.

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