By Luis Torres, Staff Writer
The first IMSA competitor that’ll take part of the historic NASCAR weekend at the Daytona International Speedway Road Course will be Andy Lally, who’ll be driving for Our Motorsports in the Xfinity Series after announcing his plans Wednesday.
Lally won’t just pilot the No. 02 Chevrolet at Daytona (Saturday, August 15), but also at Road America (Saturday, August 8) as it’ll mark the 2011 NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year’s season debut in Xfinity.
Our Motorsports’ main driver, Brett Moffitt, will concentrate his racing efforts in the Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series as NASCAR implemented a rule that drivers can only compete in one event at the Daytona road course. As for Road America, Moffitt will be at Michigan International Speedway for the Truck Series as he’s competing full-time with GMS Racing.
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to drive for Chris Our and so excited to get behind the wheel of a stock car again,” Lally exclaimed. “Times are crazy and to think we are going to unload at Road America and Daytona and just wave the green is intense and I can’t wait for the action.”
In just 16 Xfinity races, Our Motorsports have had three drivers in the No. 02 Camaro with Moffitt running in 14 of them. With the 2018 Truck Series champion, they’ve made tremendous strides for a team that only competed in the ARCA Menards Series the previous four years.
Moffitt scored a fifth at Talladega along with three additional top-10 finishes, something the five-time Rolex 24 class winner holds in great regard.
“Brett has done a good job for this hard-working crew so far this year and the bar is set pretty high,” said Lally. “I’ll try to deliver the team a great result and learn what I can at Road America and apply it to Daytona. Rain or shine these are obviously going to be a thrilling race for the fans and I’ll be trying my best for a result we can be proud of.”
It’ll be the first time Lally will compete in the series and NASCAR altogether since 2018 where in 11 previous Xfinity Series starts, the 45-year-old racer has scored a top-five and five top-10 finishes.
Although Lally is guaranteed of driving the car with Joe Williams calling the shots, the team are still looking for sponsorship opportunities and intend of having a throwback paint scheme.
It won’t be the first time he’ll run a throwback scheme as he drove the Alan Kulwicki Hooters colors at Mid-Ohio in 2017 where he scored his only Xfinity top-five finish for Bobby Dotter.