Team 42 Las Vegas NNS Preview

February 23, 2010

Team 42 Racing News and Notes of Interest
• Parker Kligerman, driver of the No. 42 Team 42 Racing Dodge, will make his 4th career NASCAR Nationwide Series Start this weekend in the Sam's Town 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
• This past weekend Kligerman competed in his first NASCAR Nationwide Series event of the 2010 season, he qualified 29th and drove to a hard fought 22nd place finish.
• Team 42 Racing welcomes The Stratosphere Hotel as an associate sponsor for the NASCAR Nationwide Series Sam's 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
• In his last 20 Stock Car starts Kligerman has averaged a seventh place finish.
• Kligerman is scheduled to compete in at least the next three NASCAR Nationwide Series events driving for car owner Eddie Smith in the Team 42 Racing Dodge.
• Thursday February 25th at 6:00pm, Kligerman will be participating in the Kurt Busch Sprint for the Kids Karting event to benefit the Kurt Busch Foundation at the Pole Position Raceway in Las Vegas.
• Kligerman made his debut for Team 42 Racing last November in the NASCAR Nationwide Series 2009 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. The 19-year-old development driver had a solid outing in his second career Nationwide Series start driving the No. 42 Ironworks Dodge. He completed 198 laps of the 200-lap event and finished in 25th place.
• On October 3, 2009, Kligerman had a memorable Nationwide Series debut behind the wheel of the No. 22 Penske Truck Rental Dodge Charger at the Kansas Speedway. Kligerman won the pole for the Kansas Lottery 300 and led the first seven laps of the race before earning an impressive 16th-place result.
• Kligerman finished second in the 2009 ARCA RE/MAX Series championship, as he came up just five points shy of the series title. He won series Rookie-of-the-Year honors and led the circuit with nine victories as he posted 14 top-five and 18 top-10 finishes in 21 races.
• Kligerman, a native of Westport, Conn., is in his freshman year of college at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is planning a course of study in Business Marketing.

Parker Kligerman on racing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway

"After a good run at California were a two bad breaks relegated us to 22nd instead of the top 10 finishing position I think we could have had. I look forward to Las Vegas, were we can stop those things from happening and really stamp our mark on the NASCAR Nationwide Series. I really like the looks of this track from its high-speed nature to the general atmosphere, so I think we can be very successful come Saturday."

Crew Chief Chris Carrier on racing at the Auto Club Speedway

"We are going into this weekend feeling good about our program", said Carrier. "Last weekend was our first chance to compete this year and overall Parker and the Team performed very well. Going into the race at Las Vegas Motor Speedway we feel as though we are at a good place to continue to improve our program. The racing at Las Vegas is very fast and we think that Parker's driving style is well suited to this track. Team 42 Racing has been working hard knowing effort equals results and we expect to have good run this weekend."

Team 42 Racing Pit Crew

Front Tire Carrier Danny Baptista Boston, MA
Front Tire Changer Wilbur Yountz Orlando, FL
Jack Man Gabe Martin Concord, NC
Gas Man Jeff Tucker High Point, NC
Catch Can Jeremy Adams Highland, CA
Rear Tire Carrier Craig Lamb Marco Island, FL
Rear Tire Changer Steven Frymier Rocky Mount, NC