Kligerman, Whitt to drive for expanded Swan Racing in 2014

2 Comments

Swan Racing will expand to a two-car Sprint Cup program for next year with drivers Parker Kligerman and Cole Whitt in their Toyota Camrys.

Kligerman and Whitt were among several drivers that took a turn in Swan’s No. 30 car this season after David Stremme departed following a 25-race run. Whitt competed in seven races with a top finish of 27th at Dover in September, while Kligerman had two races and scored a top finish of 18th at Texas in November.

“The team is expecting steady improvement and we are in good position to deliver,” said Kligerman, who competed full-time this past season in the Nationwide Series and finished ninth in the standings. “Personally, I am looking forward to working with Cole as a teammate and as a competitor for Rookie of the Year honors.”

“I am really impressed by how everything is coming together for Swan Racing,” Whitt said. “This is the place to be and we are going to truly take the next step in 2014. Parker and I will learn a lot from each other next year while racing hard every lap of every race. I’m ready to get started.”

In the same team release, Swan general manager Bray Pemberton said that matters such as car numbers, the hiring of crew chiefs, and new sponsors will be determined in the coming weeks.

To accommodate the growing franchise, Swan is prepping to move into a new 25,000-square-foot shop in Statesville, North Carolina.

Dakar Rally Stage 10 video highlights: Cars, Bikes, Trucks, Quads

Getty Images
Leave a comment

After Monday’s Stage 9 was washed out due to weather and impassable course conditions, the 40th Dakar Rally resumed with Stage 10 on Tuesday.

Several top competitors struggled during the course of the stage, with some even being eliminated due to crashes or injuries.

Here’s some of the best video action of the stage, as seen on NBCSN:

BIKES: Matthias Walkner wins Stage 10 of after a major shakeup.

CARS: Carlos Sainz plays it safe in Stage 10

Stephane Peterhansel took the overall stage win while Cars leader Carlos Sainz played it safe and came in third.

TRUCKS: The Netherlands’ Ton van Genugten wins the stage, but Russia’s Eduard Nikolaev, who finished fourth Tuesday, continues to hold the overall lead.

 

QUADS: Nicolas Cavigliasso bests Gonzalez Ferioli in Stage 10, but Ignacio Casale continues to make a push for his second Dakar crown.

Stage 11 is Wednesday and runs from Belen, Argentina to Fiambala, Argentina.