parker kligerman 2014 driver profile
January 27, 2014, NASCAR.com
After finishing ninth in his first full season in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, 23-year-old Parker Kligerman moves to Swan Racing and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series for 2014. He competed in two NASCAR Sprint Cup races for Brandon Davis’ team at the tail-end of last season with finishes of 18th at Texas Motor Speedway and 25th at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Kligerman enjoyed a solid year behind the wheel of the No. 77 Kyle Busch Motorsports Toyota with three top-five and 13 top-10 finishes. His best performance came at Road America where the Westport, Conn., native finished third. He also logged a fifth-place finish in the season opener at Daytona International Speedway and was fourth at Auto Club Speedway.
Kligerman spent two full campaigns in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driving for Brad Keselowski Racing. He finished 11th in 2011 – his rookie year – then battled for a championship the following season; scoring his first NASCAR national series victory at Talladega Superspeedway and finished fifth overall. Kligerman began his racing career in two-stroke Go-Karts at age 13 then moved through several open-wheel road racing series, winning 14 times; then switched to U.S. Auto Club midgets. He made his ARCA RE/MAX Series debut in 2008 with Cunningham Racing, which had a Penske Racing development deal. The team ran a complete ARCA schedule the following season and Kligerman won nine times and finished second overall. He won his first NASCAR Nationwide Series pole for Penske in 2009 at Kansas Speedway.
Team: Swan Racing
Car: No. 30 Swan Energy Toyota Camry
Birthdate: August 8, 1990
Hometown: Westport, Conn.
Team Owner: Brandon Davis
Crew Chief: Steven Lane