Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Parker Kligerman was battling for sixth place in Saturday night’s Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway when a three-wide move sent him into the wall, ending a top-10 run with a 29th-place finish.
Kligerman, in the No. 77 Camp Horsin’ Around Toyota Camry, was battling with Brian Vickers when Cole Whitt tried to make things three-wide – the attempt was unsuccessful, with Kligerman getting the worst end of the deal.
Earlier in the race, Kligerman, who started 11th at Kentucky, was involved in an incident with Justin Allgaier, who got loose underneath the No. 77 and pushed Kligerman toward the outside wall, dropping him from eighth to 23rd. Fighting a ill-handling car after the incident, the KBM crew was able to help Kligerman regain his top 10 standing by Lap 125.
"First of all, I have to congratulate Ryan Blaney on getting the win tonight - it's cool to see when somebody takes advantage of the opportunity given to them," said Kligerman on the KBM website. "We were battling side-by-side with the 20 (Vickers) down the frontstretch and the 44 (Whitt) decided to make things three wide in a spot on the track where everyone knows you can't go three wide - not really sure what he was thinking, everybody knows that as you head down into Turn 1 your fighting for that one groove. It's too bad for everybody on this No. 77 Camp Horsin' Around team, we had a strong run going and it was going to be a solid points day until someone just made an idiotic move and ruined it."
Blaney picked up his first-career Nationwide Series win, followed by Austin Dillon, Matt Crafton, Sam Hornish Jr. and Alex Bowman. Kligerman remains 10th in Nationwide Series points.
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