Kligerman to affix MX-5 Cup subject at Highway America
When the Idemitsu Mazda MX-5 Cup introduced by BFGoodrich Tires makes its debut on the NASCAR stage at Highway America subsequent weekend, there shall be a particular, overqualified rookie on the entry checklist. Truck collection driver Parker Kligerman will be a part of the grid for each 45-minute races in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Kligerman has practically 200 races within the prime tier NASCAR collection underneath his belt, together with two Truck Sequence wins at Talladega Superspeedway. The Stamford, Connecticut native has already raced within the NASCAR Cup Sequence, Xfinity Sequence and Tenting World Truck Sequence to this point this 12 months. He frequently drives the No. 75 Meals Nation USA Chevrolet for Henderson Motorsports within the Truck Sequence and completed seventh in his most up-to-date race at Sonoma Raceway.
“I’ve expressed curiosity in racing with this collection for some time now, as a result of it appears so enjoyable,” Kligerman stated. “These are sometimes the perfect races of the weekend wherever they go. The racing is immensely aggressive, and also you always see passes you didn’t assume had been potential. I’ve tried my hand at Spec Miata just a few instances and had an absolute blast, so I’m wanting to get behind the wheel of the MX-5 Cup automotive. Huge thanks to Mazda Motorsports for this chance.”
Greater than only a driver, Kligerman has made a reputation for himself in sports activities broadcasting as properly. He’s been an NBC Sports activities pit lane reporter since 2015. Along with NASCAR races, Kligerman can be a daily on IMSA broadcasts. He hosts a weekly present on the Motorsports on NBC YouTube Channel referred to as ‘In The Wall with Parker Kligerman.’
“It’s a giant deal for Mazda MX-5 Cup to be racing on a NASCAR Cup weekend,” Mazda Motorsports Program Supervisor Jonathan Applegate stated. “We needed to take advantage of this chance in entrance of a brand new fan base by placing a visitor driver in a automotive. Parker is the proper match; he’s greater than certified to drive the automotive, he’s a recognizable determine for NASCAR followers, and he’s a media character. Understanding he’s a fan of the collection made the choice a no brainer and we’re excited to see what he can do in opposition to our collection regulars.”
Kligerman will drive the No. 75 entry fielded by Thunder Bunny Racing. He can have two take a look at classes and two official observe classes to get acclimated with the automotive. Race One takes place on Saturday, July 2 at 9:05am CT. Race Two is scheduled for Sunday, July 3, additionally at 9:05am CT. Each races shall be streamed stay on RACER.com and IMSA.com/TVLive.