By Michelle Lesener
One of the dominos has fallen into place as one of the rumors that had been circling since the end of the season has finally been answered.
One rumor that was brought up in our Nationwide Silly Season article posted last week, involved Parker Kilgerman and where he would call home for the 2013 season. Parker was officially announced as the driver of the no. 77 Kyle Busch Motorsports – KBM – entry for the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season.
KBM took to YouTube to make the official announcement Tuesday, having Parker climb out of an unfinished car that only had numbers made from tape to represent the car number.
While it’s now known where Kligerman will be and what his car number will be for the 2013 season, there are still many unclear details. such as who will be Parker’s sponsor(s) for the coming year; and who will be the crew chief? With a driver now in place at KBM, the rest of the team details are sure to be revealed as the season draws near.
Parker started in Nationwide at the age of 19 in 2009 and became the tenth driver in Nationwide series history to capture his first pole in his first start, which took place in October of 2009 at Kansas Speedway. He also won rookie of the year honors in ARCA the same year.
Before making his return to the Nationwide series and full time competition for the 2013 season, Parker completed his second full season in the Camping World Truck series this year, driving for two different teams. First for Brad Keselowski Racing during the first eleven races, and then for Red Horse Racing for the remainder of the season. He finished 5th in the points and won his first race at Talladega on October 6, 2012.