By Seth Eggert, Staff Writer
Three-time NASCAR Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car Series Champion Andy Lally will compete in three NASCAR Xfinity Series races. Lally will pilot the No. 90 Henry Repeating Arms Chevrolet Camaro SS for DGM Racing.
In addition to his three championships, Lally has five class victories in the historic Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona. He also has visited victory lane in the 12 Hours of Sebring, Petit Le Mans, and the Six Hours of The Glen.
Lally will compete with the Mario Gosselin-led team in the Mid-Ohio Challenge at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Johnsonville 180 at Road America, and the Drive for the Cure 300K at the Roval at Charlotte Motor Speedway. This is the second time that Lally has teamed with Gosselin, driving for DGM Racing at Mid-Ohio in 2016.
“I couldn’t be happier to return to NASCAR competition,” stated Lally. “Mario Gosselin and everyone at DGM Motorsports have been working to find a way to get me back behind the wheel, and thanks to the efforts of Henry Repeating Arms this is finally all possible.”
“I’m excited to get back and feel like we’ve unfinished business after the last two years. The team always does a great job getting the car prepared, and we’re all very focused on getting the most out of the effort.”
Lally has eight starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, all on road courses. He has earned one top-five, last year at Mid-Ohio, and four top-10 finishes. Lally’s top-five last year was the first for team owner Bobby Dotter since the 1995 season.
“I’m extremely grateful to everyone at Henry Repeating Arms for their support,” stated Lally. “Anthony Imperato and everyone on his team are very clear advocates of responsible gun ownership and gun safety, which is paramount for myself.”
“Beyond that, their line of rifles and shotguns embodies pride in American manufacturing through the attention to detail and build quality, which is a great parallel to what it takes to succeed in any form of motorsport. Hopefully Road America will be a great showing for all of us, and I encourage everyone to stay tuned to my social media accounts for a really exciting giveaway in celebration of our new sponsor.”
Lally has 38 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series starts with a best finish of 18that Watkins Glen International.
The 43-year-old driver is still competing full-time in the IMSA WeatherTech GTD class for Magnus Racing. Lally will easily be the most experienced driver when he pulls onto the track at Road America, having over 18 years of experience in sports car racing.