Gaunt Brothers Racing Tag

By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Last year’s Xfinity Series Rookie of the Year Harrison Burton will make his NASCAR Cup Series debut at Talladega Superspeedway next Sunday. He’ll be piloting the No. 96 DEX Imaging, Inc. Toyota Camry for Gaunt Brothers Racing. The 20-year-old broke the news to NASCAR Race Hub on FS1 Thursday, saying the deal had just came together. Already he has visited the race shop and interacted with the No. 96 team, who are running a partial schedule this season. The game plan is slowly being built onRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer It’s been one of those days where the latest twists and turns impact the future landscape in both the NTT IndyCar Series and NASCAR. One former champion is making its return when it didn’t have to come down that way to be honest. Another is perhaps the right move all things considered and last but certainly not least, further escalates the whole Denny Hamlin ownership rumor. With that, let’s dive into the three biggest news from Tuesday and how I feel about each those decisions. BourdaisRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – When the 62nd annual Daytona 500 takes the green flag on Sunday, the 40-car field will be without Daniel Suarez and Gaunt Brothers Racing. The No. 96 team, looking to run their first full-time season with Suarez as their driver, failed to post a fast enough lap during qualifying last Sunday, leaving the team with their work cut out for them as they would have to race their way in during the first of Thursday night’s Bluegreen Vacations Duel at Daytona. “WeRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Heading into tomorrow’s Bluegreen Vacations Duels at Daytona International Speedway, we already know that Justin Haley and Brendan Gaughan are locked in for the 62nd Daytona 500 after being the fastest open cars in last Sunday’s time trials. However, the biggest angle are those five guys on the outside looking in as only two spots are left. The immense pressure of racing among themselves to be the top guy in their respective Duel races is there but each their own story. InRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Throughout the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series campaign, Gaunt Brothers Racing have celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Toyota Racing Development (TRD). To cap off their celebration, the team tapped TRD test driver Drew Herring to pilot GBR’s No. 96 Camry for Sunday’s Ford EcoBoost 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway. It’ll be Herring’s first national touring start since Phoenix in March 2017 when he drove for JGL Racing in the Xfinity Series. In 22 NXS starts, Herring is known for capturing a pole at Iowa Speedway inRead More
By David Morgan, Associate Editor DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Watching Speedweeks from home a year ago, Parker Kligerman said he never thought he’d be back in a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series car, let alone starting Sunday’s Daytona 500 again. Now, the 28-year old has a date with the Great American Race after racing his way into the field with his finish in the first of the two 60-lap Gander RV Duel qualifying events, marking his second start in the race and first since 2014. “Here’s the crazy thing, a yearRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – The task is very simple for the four non-chartered drivers of Joey Gase, Brendan Gaughan, Parker Kligerman and Ryan Truex, be the best finisher of their respective Gander RV Duel Thursday. The match-up in Race No. 1 is between close racing friends Kligerman and Truex, who have created buzz on Twitter with their interaction about what’s at stake as only one of them will make their first Daytona 500. Neither drive has made an attempt of making the race since 2014, whenRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer  After a successful run in the season-opening Daytona 500, D.J. Kennington and sponsors Lordco Auto Parts and Castrol (Canada), will return to the Gaunt Brothers Racing No. 96 Toyota Camry. The team finished 24thin the ‘Great American Race’ at Daytona International Speedway earlier this year. So far in 2018, GBR has competed in seven Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series events. Five with Kennington, including the duo’s best finish, 20that Talladega Superspeedway, and two with Parker Kligerman. The Coke Zero Sugar 400 will mark the organization’sRead More
By Luis Torres, Staff Writer Parker Kilgerman is set to make his second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series start for Gaunt Brothers Racing, piloting the No. 96 Toyota Camry at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California June 24 for the running of the Toyota/Save Mart 350. It’ll be both GBR’s and Kilgerman’s first Cup attempt on a road course, and their first since the Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway May 27, where Kligerman finished 27th in his first start since 2014. Car owner Marty Gaunt said he’s happy to bringRead More
By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer After a four-year hiatus behind the wheel, Parker Kligerman will return to the driver’s seat in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Kligerman will strap into the Gaunt Brothers Racing No. 96 Toyota Camry at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Coca-Cola 600. Kligerman last competed in NASCAR’s Premier Series for Swan Racing. In a short 10-race stint, the Westport, CT native earned an impressive 18th-place finish in his debut at Texas Motor Speedway. Since the closure of Swan Racing, Kligerman has become a journeyman driver,Read More