Parker Kligerman to make Sprint Cup debut at Texas


NASCAR Nationwide Series regular Parker Kligerman is scheduled to make his Sprint Cup Series debut on Nov. 3 in the AAA Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway. He’ll be behind the wheel of the No. 30 Toyota entry of Swan Racing.

“Since I started racing, my dream, like many young racers, was to get to the top, which means competing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series,” Kligerman said. “Now that Swan Racing has given me that opportunity, I hope to make the most of it. I am truly grateful for the opportunity and to Swan Racing.

Kligerman will be pulling double-duty that weekend, piloting his normal ride, the No. 77 Toyota of Kyle Busch Motorsports at Texas the previous day in the Nationwide Series race. He currently sits 10th in the Nationwide Series championship points standings. He has three top-fives and 12 top-10 finishes, so far, this year on that circuit. Previously, he raced in the Camping World Truck Series where, in 2012, he finished fifth in the Truck Series standings and posted a single race win.

“Parker is one of the truly gifted young drivers that will be winning races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series in the near future,” Swan Racing owner Brandon Davis said. “We are really looking forward to evaluating him at the Texas 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.

Veteran driver David Stremme started the 2013 season in the No. 30, but he was relieved of driving duties several weeks ago when the team made the decision to go the younger driver route. In the time since, Swan Racing has been auditioning young talent in preparation for next year. Cole Whitt has been the driver to get the most seat time in the car since Stremme’s release.

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