NASCAR on NBC celebrity and part-time Camping World Truck Series motorist Parker Kligerman will contest in a Coca-Cola 600 Monster Energy Cup Series competition during Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., on May 27. He’ll expostulate a No. 96 Toyota for part-time Cup Series group Gaunt Brothers Racing.
“We’re gratified to have Parker join GBR for a 600,” Gaunt Brothers Racing owners Marty Gaunt pronounced in a press recover from a competition team. “He has knowledge during 1.5-mile tracks, as good as within all of NASCAR’s inhabitant furloughed series, that helps us grow a program. Our growth, to date, has been certain and consistent. Having mixed drivers commander a automobile allows us a ability to weigh a program’s strengths and weaknesses.”
The Coca-Cola 600 will be GBR’s fifth NASCAR premier array competition of 2018 and sixth altogether in a team’s history. To this point, D.J. Kennington has driven for a group in all a NASCAR tip array attempts. Kennington gathering a No. 96 to a best finish of 20th during Talladega Superspeedway in Alabama on Apr 29.
“I’m looking brazen to pushing in a sport’s longest event,” Kligerman pronounced in a GBR press release. “It will positively be challenging, though I’m assured in a team’s skeleton for a Charlotte competition weekend.”
All 3 of Kligerman’s national-level NASCAR starts in 2018, so far, have come in a Truck Series for group owners Charlie Henderson. His best finish so distant this year was an 11th during Atlanta Motor Speedway in March. He has two-career wins in a series, both during Talladega, many recently in 2017.
“I’ve famous Marty a prolonged time and have a extensive volume of honour for his passion and professionalism,” Kligerman said. “I wish to assistance him take GBR to a subsequent level. I’m elegant of a event and am anxious someone with his status famous and rewarded my bid final year in Trucks.”
Kligerman final raced during a NASCAR Cup Series turn in 2014, using 8 races that deteriorate for a now-defunct Swan Racing. In all, Kligerman’s racing resume includes 10 Cup Series races, all for Swan Racing, between 2013 and 2014 with a best finish of 18th in his array entrance during Texas Motor Speedway.