MARTINSVILLE, VA – A spin, payback, and a late-race rally left Parker Kligerman of Westport, CT with a top-10 finish at Martinsville Speedway.
With 42 laps to go in the United Rentals 200, Kligerman was inside the top-10 in the No. 75 Luck’s Beans Toyota Tundra. Contact with Johnny Sauter sent the Henderson Motorsports driver spinning in Turn 3.
About 15 laps later, Kligerman found himself behind Sauter’s No. 13 Farm Paint Toyota Tundra. Tired of the lack of respect, the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver sent his competitor deep into Turn 1. Sauter ultimately spun into the Turn 1 wall. Under the ensuing caution, the 31-year-old pitted for tires.
“At some point I have to stand up,” explained Kligerman. “The kids spin you out, the veterans spin you out. It’s just ridiculous. There’s no empathy or any sort of race etiquette at these places. Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. Hate that we had to do that.”
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