Toyota 2013 NNS Aaron’s 312 Post Race Notes And QuotesPress Release
Post-Race Notes & Quotes
Talladega Superspeedway – May 4, 2013
- Parker Kligerman was the first Camry driver to the finish line in Saturday’s rain-delayed NASCAR Nationwide Series (NNS) race at Talladega Superspeedway with a sixth-place result.
- Kligerman led the field three times for four laps (of 110) at the 2.66-mile Alabama superspeedway.
- Jason White (eighth), Elliott Sadler (11th), Alex Bowman (13th), Mike Bliss (14th) and Brian Vickers (15th) also recorded top-15 results for Toyota.
- Camry drivers Sadler (five laps), Joey Coulter (three) and Vickers (one) also led laps at Talladega.
- Other Camry drivers in the field included Coulter (21st), Eric McClure (23rd), Blake Koch (33rd), Hal Martin (34th), Joe Nemechek (37th) and Jeff Green (40th).
- In the unofficial point standings, four Camry drivers are in the top-10 — Kligerman (fourth), Sadler (fifth), Vickers (eighth) and Bowman (ninth).
PARKER KLIGERMAN, No. 77 Camp Horsin’ Around/Bandit Chippers Toyota Camry, Kyle Busch Motorsports
Finishing Position: 6th
How was your race?
“We worked with the 99 (Alex Bowman) — our Toyota Camry teammate there the 99 and Alex did an awesome job. Really proud of how we worked together and just everything he and I were able to do during the race where we had to prove to a lot of people that we can do this for a second because we worked so well at Daytona and doing it here again. This Camp Horsin’ Around Bandit Chippers Toyota Camry with Austin Dillon in front of me on the last restart we were flying and we were going. It was like, ‘Alright this will work out.’ But, once those pods behind us got a run on our draft we were a sitting duck. We just talked about all of the things we could’ve done different here and there but at the end of the day to come out sixth after that big wreck there at the end and getting split up from Austin — to come out sixth and fifth at Daytona in our first two superspeedway races, that’s a win for us. We’ll just take these championship points and move
JASON WHITE, No. 24 JW Demolition Toyota Camry, SR2 Motorsports
Finishing Position: 8th
ELLIOTT SADLER, No. 11 OneMain Financial Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finishing Position: 11th
ALEX BOWMAN, No. 99 SchoolTipline.com Toyota Camry, RAB Racing
Finishing Position: 13th
What happened on the final restart?
“Yeah, it’s one of those deals — part of superspeedway racing there at the end. RAB Racing built a great race car. I mean it was really fast, pushed Parker (Kligerman) a lot and pushed there at the end. One of those circumstances. I’ve got to thank School Tipline and everybody, but shoot — we were about night racing without any lights there.”
MIKE BLISS, No. 19 Gadsden Inn & Suites Toyota Camry, TriStar Motorsports
Finishing Position: 14th
BRIAN VICKERS, No. 20 Dollar General Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Starting Position: 15th
JOEY COULTER, No. 54 Monster Energy Toyota Camry, Joe Gibbs Racing
Finishing Position: 21st
What caused the accident?
“It’s just Talladega superspeedway racing — just an awesome day with Monster Energy and Toyota, everybody at Joe Gibbs (Racing) and Kyle Busch Motorsports. This was a heck of a day. I hate that it ended like that, but man we played the race so smart. We stayed out of trouble. We just kind of took the first few laps easy, let the wrecks happen and then it just worked out perfect — fell right into our hands there. This tandem stuff is tough to do. We’re working in a two-foot area and that rear bumper at 200 miles per hour, so we just got a little bit disconnected and he tried to come back across and get back behind me square and just hooked us a little bit. Again, I can’t thank everybody enough for this opportunity. We’re looking forward to the next two.”
ERIC MCCLURE, No. 14 Hefty / Reynolds Wrap Toyota Camry, TriStar Motorsports
Finishing Position: 23rd
BLAKE KOCH, No. 00 Toyota Camry, SR2 Motorsports, SR2 Motorsports
Finishing Position: 33rd
HAL MARTIN, No. 44 American Yachts Toyota Camry, TriStar Motorsports
Finishing Position: 34th
JOE NEMECHEK, No. 87 MaddiesPlaceRocks.com Toyota Camry, Nemco Motorsports
Starting Position: 37th
JEFF GREEN, No. 10 Gadsden Inn & Suites Toyota Camry, TriStar Motorsports
Finishing Position: 40th
Source: Toyota Racing Press Release
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