Kligerman scores first career win in the Fred’s 250 powered by Coca-Cola

[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
http://www.speedwaymedia.com/truckseries/race.php?race=18
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Pos. St. No. Driver Make Points
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1 9 7 Parker Kligerman Toyota 47
2 29 13 Johnny Sauter Toyota 43
3 3 31 James Buescher Chevrolet 42
4 1 3 Ty Dillon * Chevrolet 42
5 8 17 Timothy Peters Toyota 40
6 19 29 Ryan Blaney Ram 39
7 6 18 Kurt Busch Toyota 0
8 23 151 German Quiroga Toyota 36
9 16 2 Tim George Jr. Chevrolet 35
10 5 33 Cale Gale * Chevrolet 34
11 32 39 Ryan Sieg Chevrolet 33
12 15 99 Bryan Silas * Ford 32
13 27 27 Cole Whitt Chevrolet 0
14 11 22 Joey Coulter Chevrolet 30
15 31 57 Norm Benning Chevrolet 29
16 22 168 Clay Greenfield Ram 28
17 30 176 Ryan Hackett Ford 27
18 25 88 Matt Crafton Toyota 27
19 21 32 Miguel Paludo Chevrolet 25
20 2 23 Jason White Ford 25
21 35 93 Chris Jones Chevrolet 23
22 17 81 David Starr Toyota 22
23 20 220 Rick Crawford Toyota 21
24 13 6 Justin Lofton Chevrolet 21
25 18 9 John Wes Townley * Toyota 19
26 4 5 Aric Almirola Ford 0
27 36 10 Jennifer Jo Cobb Ram 17
28 10 9 Ron Hornaday Chevrolet 16
29 12 84 Chris Fontaine Chevrolet 15
30 24 1 Donnie Neuenberger Chevrolet 0
31 14 30 Nelson Piquet Jr. Chevrolet 13
32 34 7 Johnny Chapman Toyota 13
33 7 11 Todd Bodine Toyota 11
34 33 8 Ross Chastain * Toyota 10
35 26 174 Mike Harmon Chevrolet 0
36 28 225 Brandon Knupp Chevrolet 0


The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of SpeedwayMedia.com.

Roger Holtsclaw
Roger Holtsclawhttp://www.nationalmotorsportsnetwork.com
Roger has over 24 years experience as a mechanic and crew member in NASCAR at many levels including Cup, Nationwide and Truck Series. He has also competed as a driver at many short tracks around the Southeast including one start the USAR Hooter's Pro Cup Series. Roger is now embarking on a motorsports journalism and photography career and is co-owner of HMP Photo. Follow me on Twitter @rogerholtsclaw Email me: roger@speedwaymedia.com

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