NASCAR America Scan All: Parker Kligerman makes the most of opportunities

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In a special edition of Scan All, Parker Kligerman takes the fan through a guided tour of his 2018 season.

“(I am) hoping to give you guys a better idea of what a small team like mine goes through on a weekly basis,” Kligerman said. “We focus on quality over quantity.”

While NASCAR America’s Kligerman has not had many chances to race this year, he has made the most of those opportunities. An accident at Daytona International Speedway in the Camping World Truck Series season opener kept him from contending for a good finish, but he almost cracked the top 10 at Atlanta Motor Speedway the following week – finishing 11th in the 32-truck field.

“Our goal: we show up, we feel like it’s a race we can win.”

“You’re doing a great job man” spotter Earl Barban told him during the opening laps at Dover International Speedway as Kligerman marched toward the lead. “Move that corner back a little bit, your drive off is a lot better than most.”

The advice was productive. Kligerman went on to lead 11 laps in the Jegs 200. He was still running with the leaders in second when the No. 75 broke an oil cooler and retired on lap 86.

He went to Charlotte Motor Speedway two races later and finished seventh – his first and so far only top 10 in Trucks this year.

Strong runs in the Truck series opened up another opportunity to race the Coke 600 in the Gaunt Brothers’ No. 96.

Battling brake issues and after a trip into the wall, he brought the car home 27th in his first Cup series race since 2014.

“It wasn’t pretty, but we made it to the end,” Kligerman said over the radio after the race.

Kligerman earned a second Cup race in the No. 96 this weekend at Sonoma Raceway.

For more, watch the video above.

NASCAR America: Scan All from the Coca-Cola 600

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“At least we can say we beat Harvick.”

That’s what Austin Dillon said over his radio after Kevin Harvick was eliminated from Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 in a wreck, his first DNF in the race.

Dillon had been involved in his own incident early in the race, resulting in a long visit to the garage.

That’s just one highlight of the best team radio communication during the 600-mile race, which saw some teams experience strange interference – or hacking – on their radio channels.

Here are other highlights.

  • “I have no idea who that was. Somebody was screaming.” – Matt McCall, Jamie McMurray‘s crew chief, in response to one case of radio interference.
  • “Be sure to thank the 11 for being such a great guy.” – Jimmie Johnson after contact with Denny Hamlin caused him to spin on Lap 120.
  • “He had a damn light show there.” – Bubba Wallace after Ryan Blaney‘s No. 12 Ford erupted in flames.
  • “Ever since I was kid I dreamt of this!” – Kyle Busch after claiming his first Cup points win at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Watch the above video for more.

Scan All: “It’s crazy what you guys’ll do for a million bucks”

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“It’s crazy what you guys’ll do for a million bucks,” crew chief Todd Gordon told his driver after Joey Logano narrowly missed a multicar accident In the All-Star Race.

“You just wait. You’ll see a lot more of that,” Logano replied.

Here are some other highlights:

  • “Beside the 4, I think we’ve got the best car; it’s driving pretty good.” – Kyle Busch
  • “We’re tore up. Lost the hood.” – Brad Keselowski
  • “I just want to thank my teammate Clint Bowyer for putting us in that position.” – Kurt Busch
  • “He’s the last one to do that because he mirror drives everybody.” – Kyle Larson, after contact from Logano sent him spinning.
  • “That 22’s probably going to be our next caution. I think he’s gonna cut a tire, personally.” – Chase Elliott
  • “A million dollars baby. Hell yeah!” – Kevin Harvick

For more, watch the above video.

NASCAR America: Scan All from Dover International Speedway

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“We’re allergic to stage points.”

That’s what Denny Hamlin lamented at the end of the Stage 1 of Sunday’s Cup race at Dover International Speedway.

Hamlin had run out of gas as the stage came to a close, with his No. 11 Toyota coasting during the last two laps.

He wasn’t the only driver who had issues running out of gas. You can hear other teams worrying about gas mileage in the latest edition of NASCAR America’s Scan All.

Here are some highlights.

— “Save it hard here man, we don’t want to be the dumbass that runs out of gas.” – Crew chief Adam Stevens to Kyle Busch near the end of Stage 1.

— “That guy doesn’t even know how to freakin’ wreck.” – Ty Dillon‘s spotter, William O’Dea, after a one-car wreck by Derrike Cope.

— “I evaluated it two, three times, maybe eight times this weekend. It sucks. Every part of it sucks.” – Ryan Newman as his team discussed what was wrong with his No. 31 Chevrolet.

— “Well, that wasn’t very polite.” – Rodney Childers, crew chief for Kevin Harvick, commenting on Clint Bowyer successfully staying ahead of Harvick for the lead.

Watch the above video for more.

NASCAR America at 5 p.m. ET: Examining which drivers need to put up results

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Today’s episode of NASCAR America airs from 5-6 p.m. ET on NBCSN. Carolyn Manno hosts and is joined by Kyle Petty in the Stamford, Connecticut studio. Jeff Burton joins from Burton’s Garage.

On today’s show

  • Texas Motor Speedway awaits the Monster Energy & Xfinity Series this weekend. With the next major stretch of the year about to begin, which drivers need to start putting up results? Plus, we’ll look back at the top-five Wildest Moments in TMS’ colorful history.

 

  • The NBC Sports NASCAR America Fantasy League gets underway this weekend! On today’s show, we’ll see who Jeff Burton and Kyle Petty have for their league picks at Texas. You can also compete against them, Dale Earnhardt Jr. and the rest of the NASCAR on NBC broadcasters in our 10-week league. Register at nascar.com/nbcsportsfantasy, then share your team using #NASCARAmericaFantasy.

 

  • Our Tuesday tradition, Scan All, gets a twist. We’ve gathered the best radio bites of the season and will air them throughout today’s show. Listen up and relive the moments that have left us laughing, cringing, and cheering.

 

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