Gaunt Brothers Racing will have Parker Kligerman driving its Cup car next weekend at Sonoma Raceway, the team announced Thursday.
Kligerman made his debut with the team at last month’s Coca-Cola 600, finishing 27th.
“We’re happy to have Parker back in the car for Sonoma,” said Marty Gaunt, GBR owner in a news release. “This is our first road course race, and we’ll be leaning on his experience at this type of track.”
Kligerman, a NASCAR analyst for NBC Sports, will be making his first Cup start on a road course. He has five starts on a road course in the Xfinity Series and finished third at Road America in 2013.
“I really enjoyed the whole weekend with GBR at the Coca-Cola 600, and I’m thankful to have another opportunity,” Kligerman said in a statement. “I feel some of my best races in NASCAR have come on road courses, so I’m looking forward to Sonoma.”