Kligerman's crew chief had strong words to drivers who complained about his 'aggressive' driving



If you want to talk the talk, then you better be able to walk the walk.

That certainly was the case for Parker Kligerman on Saturday.

Kligerman, 27, is known by some NASCAR fans as a pit reporter, covering Cup Series races for NBCSN. However, that's just Kligerman's side job as he's still actively seeking a full-time ride in NASCAR racing.


Kligerman got a chance in Saturday's Camping World Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Driving the no. 75 Toyota for owner Charlie Henderson, Klingerman took the lead from fellow driver Christopher Bell with two laps remaining to pick up his second career Truck Series victory. His other win also came at Talladega back in 2012.

However, some of his competitors in Saturday's race openly complained about Kligerman's aggressive driving style, as he would slightly bump the trucks ahead of him while drafting to increase their speeds. Drivers such as Ben Rhodes, Grant Enfinger, and Christopher Bell were among those drivers who complained over team radios about the No. 75 truck, but Klingerman and his crew chief, Chris Carrier, had strong words for those drivers in response.

"I didn't spin anyone out, so I think it worked. We passed a lot of trucks, we got ourselves to the front a couple of times," said Kligerman. "When it came down to it, everybody was doing the same thing. I don't see any harm or foul."

Carrier has even sharper with his remarks.


"I've been a crew chief for 40-something years," Carrier said, according to NASCAR.com. "Most of those guys complaining are guys that want to be Sunday drivers. Better grow up. If you want to cut the grass, you better not mind grass in your shoes. That's part of it, like it or not. Grow up."

Video: Chris Carrier says some truck drivers 'better grow up'