[media-credit id=100 align=”alignright” width=”211″][/media-credit]Parker Kligerman won his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series (NCWTS) victory in Red Horse Racing’s “magic truck” at Talladega Superspeedway on Saturday.
“As you know, it’s been a long road to get to this victory. Two different teams and a lot of adversity, but today I was put with some of the best people I’ve ever worked with and some of the best people I’ve ever raced with. And, it starts at the top with Tom DeLoach (team owner) and this whole Red Horse Racing team. My crew chief Chad Kendrick right here and this entire team that we assembled mid-season to go after this championship when my situation changed.” Kligerman said.
It wasn’t easy for Kligerman. He battled through a bad pit stop, vibration and battery issues.
“I can’t thank enough people for this win. There’s a ton of people that have made this possible to get to this point in my career. I can’t say enough about these guys. We fought every single possible thing you could fight. We had a vibration, we had a battery go down and had no alternator and we just went for it there at the end. Thank you to Johnny Sauter because he made that possible. That was pretty awesome. I can’t say enough about these guys. We’re going to go and fight for this championship for sure.” Kligerman said.
This was the same truck that John King won with at Daytona International Speedway earlier this season. This was only Parker’s seventh start with Red Horse, but has been a threat to win each time out. Today also gave him his fifth top five in those seven starts.
Kligerman started ninth and led once for two laps, the final two, the fewest led by a winner at Talladega.
Johnny Sauter finished second, James Buescher third, Ty Dillon foourth and Timothy Peters finished fifth.
After being released from the No.29 team earlier this year, Parker says he “…wasn’t sure if he would even still be in NASCAR” All of those worries are now over! He has made himself a solid championship contender in the NCWTS.
Point leaders Ty Dillon and James Buescher seemed to be near each other all day and they finished the day with Buescher finishing third and Dillon finishing fourth, the points however remain the same showing Dillon with a one point advantage.
|Unofficial Race Results|
|fred’s 250, Talladega Superspeedway|
|4||1||3||Ty Dillon *||Chevrolet||42|
|9||16||2||Tim George Jr.||Chevrolet||35|
|10||5||33||Cale Gale *||Chevrolet||34|
|12||15||99||Bryan Silas *||Ford||32|
|25||18||9||John Wes Townley *||Toyota||19|
|27||36||10||Jennifer Jo Cobb||Ram||17|
|31||14||30||Nelson Piquet Jr.||Chevrolet||13|
|34||33||8||Ross Chastain *||Toyota||10|