Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Parker Kligerman is riding last week’s seventh-place finish at Kansas Speedway to NASCAR’s “home track,” Charlotte Motor Speedway, for Friday night’s Dollar General 300. The driver of the No. 77 Toyota Camry in the Nationwide Series finished ninth in May at Charlotte, and has top 10 finishes in three of the last four events on the schedule.
"Charlotte is one of my favorite tracks - it's a unique 1.5-mile track and you don't really see anything else like it on our circuit in terms of how fast it is and how different the corners are on each end,” said Kligerman on the KBM website. “It lends itself to a different kind of racing - you'll see a lot of two- and three-wide racing in the corners and then it gets back to single file on the straightaways. It is a difficult place - its nickname is 'The Beast of the Southeast' - and it's definitely one of those places that if you don't treat it with respect you can definitely get yourself into trouble. With the high speeds and the tire that Goodyear brings - a stiffer tire that is a little bit tougher to control - it puts a premium on having a good-handling car and being at the front."
Including Kligerman’s ninth-place finish in May, KBM has three top 10 finishes in three Nationwide Series starts at Charlotte. Team owner Kyle Busch was behind the wheel for KBM last year in both races and earned top five finishes; the KBM Truck Series team also has three win at Charlotte in the last four seasons.
Qualifying for the Dollar General 300 Nationwide Series race at Charlotte takes place Friday at 4:05 p.m. ET, with the race going green at 7:30 p.m. ET. Keep up with the action at www.nascar.com and www.kylebuschmotorsports.com.
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