Skip to content

Terrible season continues for Sprint Cup rookie Parker Kligerman

Mar 30, 2014, 1:38 PM EDT

13th Annual Kansas Lottery 300 - Qualifying Getty Images

It a Hollywood filmmaker were to make a NASCAR-themed horror movie, Parker Kligerman would likely be in the running for its star.

Kligerman has had an abominable start to his rookie season in the Sprint Cup Series.

And the horror continued on the second lap of Sunday’s STP 500 race at Martinsville Speedway.

When fellow Cup rookie Kyle Larson checked up, several drivers were involved in an accordion-like slam, including Paul Menard, Casey Mears, David Stremme, Kasey Kahne, Justin Allgaier and Austin Dillon.

Kligerman was at the back of the field and when he tried to brake, because he was on cold tires, his car shimmied to the right and into the Toyota of Joe Nemechek.

Kligerman’s car bounced off and right into a tire wall, causing substantial front end damage that likely will either bring his day to an early end – or it will be quite some time before he’s able to get back on the track.

Heading into Sunday, Kligerman had three DNFs – two due to crashes and one for a blown motor in the first five races. Sunday could make it four of six if his team is unable to make repairs.

His scorecard, which isn’t going to get any better Sunday, reads like this: 29th (Daytona), 42nd (Phoenix), 40th (Las Vegas), 34th (Bristol) and 42nd (Fontana).

Swan Racing minority owner and noted rapper 50 Cent might have to go back in the studio to record a new CD, because the repair bills to Kligerman’s cars this season have to be approaching astronomical levels.

Follow me @JerryBonkowski

  1. worknman24hours - Mar 30, 2014 at 6:29 PM

    Careful the adjectives you use for articles.

    I thought I was linking into a driver getting hurt extremely bad here.

    • worknman24hours - Apr 1, 2014 at 12:09 AM

      Thanks. much better.

      Still stinks for Parker though .

      Hopefully, his luck will get better FAST.

Leave Comment

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!