Parker Kligerman joins Kyle Busch Motorsports in the Nationwide Series in 2013, driving the No. 77 Toyota Camry. Learn a little bit more about the 22-year-old driver, who finished fifth in the Camping World Truck Series in 2012.
Kligerman was born August 8, 1990 in Westport, Connecticut. His family had no background in auto racing, but he began karting competitively at age 13 in the Norwalk Karting Association, and in his second year of karting he completed two courses at Skip Barber Racing School.
Kligerman raced in the USAC Midget Series while in high school in 2007, and began setting his sights on NASCAR. In 2008, he signed with the Cunningham Motorsports Junior Team and made his ARCA Racing Series debut at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
Kligerman became a Penske Racing development driver in 2009, and went full-time in the ARCA Series with Cunningham Motorsports. Kligerman won nine races that year, was runner-up in points by just five points and won the rookie of the year award. He made his Nationwide Series debut at Kansas Speedway in October 2009, winning the pole and finishing 16th.
After racing part-time in the Nationwide Series in 2010, Kligerman joined Brad Keselowski Racing in the Camping World Truck Series, finishing 11th in points with eight top 10 finishes. After starting the 2012 season with BKR, Kligerman moved over to Red Horse Racing in August, winning his first race at Talladega in October.
Kligerman will team up with crew chief Eric Phillips in the Nationwide Series in 2013; Phillips was promoted from the KBM Camping World Truck Series effort, where he has been for the past three seasons.
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