Kentucky Character: Following an impressive performance last Saturday night, Parker Kligerman travels to Kentucky Speedway this Friday with his No. 7 Red Horse Racing team to challenge for the win in the Kentucky 201. Kligerman carries the momentum of three top-five finishes in the past four races, along with confidence in his intermediate track record to contend with the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitors. An affinity for the challenges the Sparta, Kentucky-based 1.5- mile oval provides may also help carry Kligerman to a solid finish.
"Kentucky, to me, is one of the coolest intermediate tracks we go to. It's very unique and I think anywhere we go that has unique characteristics just adds to the fun for the drivers and crew members," Kligerman explained.
"It puts the pressure on our crews and on us to rise up to a higher level of competition in order to find the right setup because it is more challenging than a smooth track with no obstacles to overcome. Kentucky is big and flat, but it's also really bumpy and has several different elements that we don't really see a lot at other intermediate tracks on the schedule. The challenges are fun for me and this No. 7 Red Horse Racing team is going to be ready to take everything that comes our way head on."
Weekend Appearances: Parker Kligerman will join teammates Timothy Peters and Todd Bodine, along with the rest of the NCWTS drivers, for a fan autograph session on Friday afternoon from 3-3:45 pm. Kentucky Speedway ticket holders can meet their favorite drivers and get an autograph in the fan concourse prior to qualifying for the Kentucky 201.
Previous Race Recap: Scoring his first career NASCAR Camping World Truck Series pole award on Saturday afternoon for the American Ethanol 200 presented by Hy-Vee, Parker Kligerman had his sights set on finishing out the night at Iowa Speedway on top. After proving to be the dominant truck during both practice sessions over the weekend and leading a race and career-high 107 of 200 laps, he was well on his way to covering the field and taking the checkers when an unfortunate turn of events came with less than 20 laps remaining. A right rear tire failure sent Kligerman spinning on the front stretch, and the damage that followed forced him to a 23rd place finish.