Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Parker Kligerman is hoping the “Monster Mile” is a little friendlier than the last few tracks he’s been to. The driver of the No. 77 Bandit Chippers Toyota Camry has just one top 10 finish in the last five races, his toughest stretch of the season – but the KBM team is heading to a track where they picked up a hard-fought 11th-place finish back in June: Dover International Speedway. The Nationwide Series races on Saturday in the 5-Hour Energy 200 benefitting Living Beyond Breast Cancer.
The Connecticut native looks forward to his twice-a-year trip “home” to the northeast.
“Dover is a race that I look forward to every season and with driving full-time in the Nationwide Series this year it’s cool that we go there twice, “said Kligerman on the KBM website. “Being one of the tracks that are a close drove from home, I usually have some friends and family that come to that race and it gives you an extra incentive to run well. I’ve had some strong runs at Dover in both trucks and Nationwide - finished second in the Truck Series race last year and was running second in 2011 before a late-race incident. We had a fast car in June, just had a couple miscues on pit road, but we were able to drive from the rear of the field twice and come home with an 11th-place finish. We’re due for some good luck to come our way - hopefully it starts this weekend.”
Qualifying for the 5-Hour Energy 200 benefitting Living Beyond Breast Cancer takes place Saturday at 12:05 p.m. ET, with the race going green at 3:30 p.m. ET. Keep up with the action at www.nascar.com and www.kylebuschmotorsports.com.
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