Parker Kligerman and his No. 77 Toyota Racing team head northeast to Dover (Del.) International Speedway for Saturday's NASCAR Nationwide Series race with Delaware-based All Metal Fabricators onboard as a one-race co-primary sponsor. The Connecticut native enters this weekend's event in his home region sixth in the Nationwide Series driver's point standings, having 'fabricated' 243 championship points over the last seven events, second to only points leader Regan Smith's 273 during that span.
Including his ninth-place finish at Charlotte Motor Speedway last week, the 22-year-old driver has produced consistent results in his first full-time season in the Nationwide Series. Since finishing 30th due to a parts failure at Las Vegas (Nev.) Motor Speedway in March, he has finished 15th or better in each of the last seven races, including a career best fourth-place finish at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, Calif.
The Northeasterner is hoping to continue his steadfast progression this season as he travels to Dover, a track where he has already proven to be capable of contending for wins in the Truck Series. In last June's event, Kligerman's truck sustained some front-end damage from an early accident, but the talented youngster was able to recover and drove back through the field and ended the day with a runner-up finish in the rain-shortened event. In his first start at the concrete track in NASCAR's third division, he was challenging Cole Whitt for the second position with eight laps remaining when he got loose, made contact with the wall and was relegated to a 21st-place finish.
Kligerman comes to Dover with a solid resume at the concrete track and increased confidence from a productive seven-race stretch. The talented youngster is hoping that he can continue 'fabricating' points at a steady pace as the battle for the 2013 Nationwide Series Championship begins to take shape.