Before he could even appreciate his top-five finish in the United Rentals 176 at Watkins Glen International on Saturday afternoon (Aug. 7), Parker Kligerman emerged on pit road with a NBC polo and headset, chatting with Justin Allgaier before heading off to his other job.
Allgaier was curious about Kligerman’s tweet, advertising $1 hoodies through his sponsor, Fast Checkout.
The fifth-place finish for Kligerman was his first this season and 18th of his Camping World Truck Series career. It’s also his fourth top-five result for Henderson Motorsports, who he praised following the season-best outing.
“We started dead last and drov
Kligerman was happy the race was called 10 laps early due to weather, partly due to their finish being solidified and partly so he could go and do his next job without any interference.
“I basically texted all the (NBC) producers and said, ‘can
He also noticeably looked like he hadn’t just raced a truck in upstate New York heat, with not a single bead of sweat on him — despite conversing prior with Sheldon Creed and Ryan Truex about how hot the cockpit was.
But the result wasn’t a shock to him, as he explained that the No. 75 team had been solid all season long and had top-five speed before. At Circuit of the Americas earlier this season, they eventually finished 13th after running inside the top 10 and scored top-10 finishes on the Bristol Dirt and at Las Vegas.
“I think we’re a top five truc
Still on the docket for this season are Darlington, Talladega, Bristol and Martinsville for Kligerman. He’s been trying to line up a deal for the Xfinity Series at both Indianapolis and COTA, but nothing has come together yet.
That isn’t bringing him down, though.
“I would love to run some more