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Posted: Saturday October 6, 2012 8:43PM ; Updated: Saturday October 6, 2012 8:43PM

Kligerman earns first Truck victory at Talladega

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Parker Kligerman
Parker Kligerman got a bump from Johnny Sauter to earn his first career victory.
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TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) -- Parker Kligerman picked up his first career victory by pulling away from the field as a trademark last-lap wreck marred Saturday's Truck Series race at Talladega Superspeedway.

Kligerman won in the 300th start for Red Horse Racing.

A spin by Ron Hornaday brought out a late caution, and Jason White was leading with six laps to go on the restart. White was pushed by Kurt Busch into a breakaway lead, but Kligerman eventually got help from Johnny Sauter, who hooked onto his bumper and pushed Kligerman into the lead.

He stayed out front as the jockeying for position caused trucks to dart all over the track in what quickly turned into a multi-vehicle accident. NASCAR eventually threw the caution flag, and Kligerman picked up his victory under yellow.

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