Andy Lally making a return to NASCAR

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Andy Lally, who hasn't run in NASCAR since 2011, will be returning with VIVA Motorsports.


By Eric Webler
TheRacingExperts.com Reporter
June 17, 2014
theracingexperts@aol.com

 

Andy Lally will be back in a stock car this weekend at the NASCAR Nationwide Series race at Road America, according to his Twitter page.

Lally gave a preview of his announcement on June 16th, 2014 by posting a photo of the front bumper of a Nationwide Series Camaro.

Less than ten minutes later, Lally tweeted “Happy to announce I'll be racing the #55 SS Green Light Racing w/Viva Motorsports Camaro at Road America this weekend! #NASCAR Nationwide.”

The last time Lally raced in NASCAR, he ran for, and won, the Rookie of the Year honors in 2011, posting a top-twenty effort at Talladega.

Lally has race three times in the Nationwide Series, all on road courses, posting a top-ten finish in 2007 at Watkins Glen.

The race this weekend will be the New York native’s first race at Road America in a stock car.

He has gotten three championships in the Grand-Am Series and was 3rd in last year’s final standings.

After the announcement of him being in the car on Twitter, he posted “We're going into this race an underdog but there is great drive here & I can’t wait to see what this hard-working team and I can do together.”

This year, Lally has been driving in the Tudor United Sports Car Championship for Mangus Racing, and has recorded a victory thus far.

For the past 14 years, he has been a part of the NASCAR Rolex Grand-Am Sports Cars Series and the American Le Mans Series.