Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Parker Kligerman fought back to earn an eighth-place finish in Saturday’s Dollar General 300 Powered by Coca Cola Nationwide Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. The driver of the No. 77 Bandit Chippers Toyota Camry qualified fifth for the event, for which KBM owner Kyle Busch sat on the pole in the No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Kligerman ran in the top 10 for the early part of the race, running sixth as he was getting ready to pit for the first time. Just two laps before his scheduled pit stop, Kligerman coasted down pit road out of gas; the untimely event and subsequent delay in getting re-fired left him down a lap in 24th spot when he returned to the track.
The lucky driver caught the Lucky Dog late in the race, getting back on the lead lap and fighting his way to a top 10 finish, his first since Watkins Glen in August (sixth).
Busch went two-for-two so far this weekend with another win from the pole and his 10th win of the season in 20 Nationwide Series starts. Busch led 195 of the race’s 200 laps. Joey Logano, Sam Hornish Jr., Austin Dillon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. rounded out the top five.
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