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Parker Kligerman Honors TRD’s History at Historical Watkins Glen

July 31, 2019

No. 96 Toyota Camry Will Sport “40th Anniversary” TRD Paint Scheme

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. (July 31, 2019) – When Parker Kligerman takes the green flag at 3 p.m. Eastern Time at the Go Bowling At The Glen Monster Energy Cup Series race, he will once again honor four decades of Toyota Racing Development on the Gaunt Brothers Racing No. 96 “TRD 40th Anniversary” Toyota Camry.

What makes Watkins Glen so brilliant is that it’s a road course where there isn’t a single bad view,” says Kligerman. “I’m really proud of this paint scheme, what it represents, and how many people will have a really good look at it.”

Coming off a great performance at the July 6 Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona International Speedway, Kligerman is looking forward to the challenge of the iconic road course. “It’s a tricky course, and you always have to be dialed in,” says Kligerman.

Team owner Marty Gaunt believes Watkins Glen is a great place to honor his team’s relationship with TRD. “This track, with so much racing history, is the perfect venue to continue celebrating TRD’s 40 years of racing,” says Gaunt. “It’s a wonderful track to be a driver, to be a team, and to be a fan. I’m not sure if there’s a better racing atmosphere on the schedule.”

The Go Bowling At The Glen Monster Energy Cup Series race (3 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time on Sunday, August 4 on NBCS) will be the first Monster Energy Cup Series race GBR has competed in since the Coke Zero Sugar 400 at Daytona on Sunday, July 7.


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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.