Good friend of Jalopnik and NASCAR crasher Parker Kligerman applied to be in on this whole DriveTribe thing that the ex-Top Gear guys are doing. Kligerman said he’d report on the goings-on of American motorsports. Clarkson, Hammond, and May were perhaps less than charitable in their assessment of this position.
If you had to describe what we do here at Jalopnik, chances are you’d say something about how we’re an organization dedicated to making the world a better place through song and magic. Oh, and we do shit with cars. This episode of Neat Stuff in Cool Cars is a mix of both, as we get racing driver and NBC Sports…
I'm standing at the base of one of the most legendary corners in all of auto racing, the uphill right-left sequence named Eau Rouge. I'd never driven it before but four-time F1 champ Sebastian Vettel has and he's waiting in a hopped up Infiniti hoping to crush me. Then it starts to rain.
Infiniti Red Bull Driver Sebastian Vettel became the youngest F1 Champion of all time, which he followed up by becoming the youngest double, triple and quadruple F1 World Champion of all time. It doesn't matter, we've been given the chance to best him at one of the world's best race tracks. Here's how we do it.
On the outside chance that Kurt Busch misses his chance to race at the Coca-Cola 600 because he's racing in the Indy 500, it'll fall to our own Parker Kligerman to fill in for him. He's in the comments so ask about it.
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You can vote for our own Parker Kligerman to get into the NASCAR All-Star race right here. At the very least, a little extra practice couldn't hurt.
[Parker Kligerman don't need no hood at Martinsville. Photo via Getty Images.]
The 2014 Sprint Cup season — my first full season in NASCAR's premier series — is under way and... it's not going go so well. Here's what happens when a life full of preparation meets the catch fence at 200 MPH.
[By putting his arm around Jalopnik contributor and NASCAR racer Parker Kligerman, it's as if 50 Cent has put his arms around the whole of the Jalopnik community. I think. Maybe. Photo of 50 at the Daytona 500 via Getty Images.]
There's a large, Parker Kligerman-sized hole in the fence at Daytona after Joey Logano lost control after coming into contact with Matt Kenseth and hit Trevor Bayne who then flipped Parker. Everyone is ok, but Parker's car is trashed.
[NASCAR Sprint Cup driver and Jalopnik contributor Parker Kligerman is pushed into the garage during practice at Daytona. Good luck out there, Parker, and Godspeed. Photo via Getty.]