Parker Kligerman Continues 40 Years of TRD Celebration at Sonoma
No. 96 Toyota Camry Will Sport “40th Anniversary” TRD Paint Scheme
SONOMA, Calif. (June 17, 2019) – Parker Kligerman will once again honor four decades of Toyota Racing Development on the Gaunt Brothers Racing No. 96 “TRD 40th Anniversary” Toyota Camry at Sonoma Raceway this weekend.
“I can’t think of a better place to honor TRD’s great American racing heritage than in the state where they have their headquarters,” says Kligerman. “Since 1979, Toyota has transformed racing at all levels, and we are proud to be a part of it.”
Coming off a 26th place finish at the May 26 Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kligerman is looking forward to the challenges of the road course. “It’s such a tricky course where you have to be mentally dialed into every single turn,” says Kligerman.
Team owner Marty Gaunt believes the Toyota/Save Mart 350 is the perfect place to honor his team’s relationship with TRD, which dates back to 2004. “Toyota has such a strong presence here in California, it will be a lot of fun to recognize all their accomplishments here in their home state.” says Gaunt. “Sonoma is a great place to celebrate an anniversary.”
The Toyota/Save Mart 350 at Sonoma Raceway (3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, June 23 on FOX) will be the first Monster Energy Cup Series race GBR has competed in since the Coca Cola 600 on Sunday, May 26.
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