Parker Kligerman Celebrates 40 Years of TRD at Brickyard 400
No. 96 Toyota Camry Will Sport “40thAnniversary” TRD Paint Scheme
INDIANAPOLIS (September 4, 2019) – “It’s hard not to get goosebumps as a driver or as a fan,” says Parker Kligerman, driver of the No. 96 TRD 40th Anniversary Toyota Camry at the Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway this weekend. “It’s like celebrating 40 years of a brand that has contributed so much to American racing history and celebrating 110 years of racing history at the iconic Brickyard at the same time.”
After posting strong showings at Daytona and Watkins Glen, Kligerman is hoping for another strong showing this Sunday.
“We’re proud to honor TRD’s American racing heritage as the organization continues to build some of the best engines across all of motorsports,” said Kligerman. “This paint scheme honors so many great victories over the years. TRD and Toyota have been involved in all types of racing – from dirt tracks, to the drag strip and pavement ovals – and we can’t wait to see TRD-powered Toyotas in victory lane for years to come.”
Team owner Marty Gaunt’s relationship with TRD dates back to 2004.
“It’s such an honor to highlight TRD’s 40thanniversary on our Camry at Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said Gaunt. “Indianapolis Motor Speedway might be the most famous racetrack in the entire world. It’s a place that people come to visit and take pictures of when there’s not even a race. So to celebrate TRD by racing in the iconic Brickyard 400 is such an honor.”
The Big Machine Vodka 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be televised at 2 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, September 8 on NBC.
Toyota (NYSE:TM), creator of the Prius hybrid and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, is committed to building vehicles for the way people live through our Toyota and Lexusbrands. Over the past 60 years, we’ve built more than 38 million cars and trucks in North America, where we operate 14 manufacturing plants (10 in the U.S.) and directly employ more than 47,000 people (over 36,000 in the U.S.). Our 1,800 North American dealerships (nearly 1,500 in the U.S.) sold nearly 2.8 million cars and trucks (2.4 million in the U.S.) in 2018 – and about 87 percent of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 16 years are still on the road today.
About Gaunt Brothers Racing
Gaunt Brothers Racing, owned by industry veteran Marty Gaunt, operates out of Mooresville, N.C. The Toyota team competes in select Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events. GBR previously fielded teams in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Series, NASCAR K&N Pro Series and NASCAR Pinty’s Series, for drivers Alex Bowman, Jason Bowles and John Gaunt, recording a victory in the 2011 Toyota All-Star Showdown and a track-record qualifying time on the Toronto street course.