Andy Lally has joined Our Motorsports for his first NASCAR action in two years. On Wednesday, the sports car racer announced he will run the NASCAR Xfinity Series races at Road America and the Daytona International Speedway road course in August, driving the #02 Chevrolet Camaro.
“I can finally say I’ll be back racing in #NASCAR! I’ll be racing the #02 Chevy for @OurMotorsports at both @roadamerica and @DISupdates in the #NASCAR Xfinity Series! Chris Our is the team owner and Joe Williams will be my crew chief,” Lally began in a Twitter thread. “Really psyched for this team as they have good equipment and a great crew. We are still looking for sponsors but the race is going to happen. […]
“In addition to that, the team and I are working on a pretty cool throwback paint scheme.”
Lally currently competes in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTD class, driving a Lamborghini for Magnus Racing. After two races at Daytona, he sits third in the GTD standings. He had finished fourth in points in 2019 with two podiums.
The 2011 NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year, all of Lally’s Xfinity starts have come on road courses. In 11 starts between 2007 and 2018, he has five top-ten finishes with a best run of fifth at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in 2017. His latest NASCAR start, the Charlotte Motor Speedway Roval in 2018, saw him finish thirty-seventh after being caught in a crash.
The news adds to what has been a busy day for Our Motorsports, a team with ARCA Menards Series experience and running its first Xfinity campaign. Earlier in the day, team general manager Andy Seuss announced he has left the organisation. The #02 has primarily been driven by Brett Moffitt in 2020, with Jairo Avila Jr. and Patrick Emerling making one-off starts. Moffitt has scored four top tens for the team in fourteen of sixteen starts, while the #02 sits sixteenth in the owners’ points.
The Daytona road course event will be the Xfinity Series’ first foray on the superspeedway’s infield layout, the second time in 2020 that the NASCAR second tier has raced on an infield configuration for the first time after Indianapolis Motor Speedway in early July. In three career Xfinity starts at Road America, which has been on the schedule since 2010, Lally has two top tens.