Kyle Busch Motorsports driver Parker Kligerman will make his 45th career Nationwide Series start in Saturday’s Kentucky 300 at Kentucky Speedway, a stand-alone race for the series which usually sees its fair share of “Buschwackers” – and not all of them are named Kyle, although the KBM owner does have 10 Nationwide Series wins this year for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Kligerman, driving the No. 77 Camp Horsin’ Around Toyota Camry at Kentucky, will be aiming for a better run than he had in June at Kentucky, when an alternator problem early in the race left the 23-year-old driver to fight his way to a 16th-place finish in the rain-shortened race. In spite of one rough finish, the talented young driver has had success at the 1.5-mile oval: he has two runner-up finishes in four Camping World Truck Series starts and won once in two ARCA Racing Series appearances at the track.
“Any time that you have speed at a track and then you go back for a second time, you feel like you can improve,” said Kligerman on the KBM website. “Hopefully, everyone on this No. 77 team has been able to figure out ways to improve upon our last visit and taking some of the things we’ve learned since then and being able to apply them to our race car for this weekend. We probably were a fifth to seventh-place car in June and with no Cup drivers in the field, I think that we can go out on Saturday and run in the top five and compete for a win.”
Qualifying for the Kentucky 300 takes place Saturday at 4:35 p.m. ET, followed by the green flag at 7:30 p.m. ET. Keep up with the action this weekend at www.nascar.com and www.kylebuschmotorsports.com.
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