Kyle Busch Motorsports has secured an impressive young talent in the form of Parker Kligerman. Kligerman will be running the No. 77 car for KBM, with backing from Toyota Racing Development, after a successful 2012 in the Camping World Truck Series campaign split between Brad Keselowski Racing and Red Horse Racing. The move is a positive for both sides, providing Kligerman with high quality equipment and allowing Kyle Busch Motorsports to expand its NASCAR Nationwide Series team to two cars.
Sponsorship is not an issue on the No. 54 car with Monster Energy covering a majority of the races, but on Kligerman’s 77 car, Toyota has stepped up with full factory support of the young driver. No sponsorship was announced but all of Kligerman’s car was draped in Toyota stickers, and the manufacturer has expressed its intention on making Kligerman a driver for life with its factory support.
And so far, they have no reason to doubt that Kligerman can develop into an elite Sprint Cup Series driver in the future. After advancing quickly through the ARCA series ranks and finishing second in points with nine wins, Kligerman went on to run in the Camping World Truck Series where he continued to progress at an incredible rate.
In 2012, Kligerman finished in the top ten fifteen times in twenty-two races, including breaking into victory lane at Talladega Superspeedway, despite splitting time between two teams. In his short Nationwide Series career, Kligerman has had impressive runs in top tier Penske Racing equipment, including five top-ten finishes and a pole position in his first ever race, at Kansas Motor Speedway.
The future is bright for this young driver, and barring any new developments at Kyle Busch Motorsports, we should begin to see Parker Kligerman consistently running towards the front, cementing his rise through the ranks on his way to the Sprint Cup Series.
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