One NASCAR driver is excited for a rare race in the rain


The NASCAR cup and truck series are on vacation, so the only NASCAR racing this weekend is the Johnsonville 180 NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Road America in Wisconsin. And if you were worried the only race on was going to get rained out, don't be. Even if the forecast holds up and the track is soaked on Sunday, the race will go on.

Barring lightning, the cars will don rain tires and windshield wipers and do what NASCAR drivers rarely get to do, go racing in the wet.

No driver is more excited about that possibility than Parker Kligerman.

"I believe as the rain percentage chance increases, our chance of winning increases," Kligerman said per NBCSports. "I'm hoping it's a wet race just because I love racing in the rain.

"The thing about racing in the rain is it's the great equalizer. Motor doesn't matter, horsepower doesn't really matter, it comes down to mechanical grip and for the driver to find that grip."

Kligerman continued to gush about the upcoming race, saying:

"I'm very much looking forward to getting back to a road course because it's my favorite kind of racing and Road America is probably not one one of the best road courses in North America, but it's one of the best in the world."

You have to wonder how someone who loves road courses and wet tracks ended up in NASCAR, but if we only get one race this weekend, we're glad it is shaping up to be such an odd one!

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