Lally Running for ROTY

Andy Lally

"It's a really neat opportunity to be able to run for the NASCAR Rookie of Year." (Photo: Getty Images)

Andy Lally, driver of the No. 71 TRG Motorsports Chevrolet Impala SS has filed his application to run for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year.  The quest will begin with this weekend's Daytona 500 to be run at Daytona International Speedway, Sunday, February 20.
 
Lally, an accomplished road racer with three Rolex 24 Hour At Daytona wins to his credit, will be attempting to win the NSCS Rookie of the Year for 2011.  The Northport, New York born racer is looking forward to the challenge.
 
"It's a really neat opportunity to be able to run for the NASCAR Rookie of Year," Lally said.  "To be able to race for such a cool award is going to be great.  I am looking forward to the challenge.  I am hoping that a few more guys will come out to compete for the award.  As a racer I want to compete, having a few more guys running for the prize would add another level of competition to the weekend for me."
 
Lally will be making his ninth NSCS start on Sunday in the Daytona 500.  Lally entered into NASCAR racing with team owner Kevin Buckler back in 2007 when Buckler and a group of investors purchased Darrell Waltrip's Camping World Truck Team.
 
Kevin Buckler is ready for Lally to show what he has this season.
 
"Andy and I have been together since 2004," Buckler said.  "Andy is one of the most talented and professional drivers I have encountered behind the wheel of a race car.  We have won over 30 races, two Rolex 24 Hours and multiple championships together.  We are happy to give Andy this opportunity and we are looking forward to what the season will bring."
 
Lally will run in the first NSCS Gatorade Duel 150 Qualifying Race at Daytona International Speedway on Thursday, February 17, 2011.  SPEED Channel will carry the races live starting at 2 p.m. ET; pre-race show at 1 p.m. ET with additional coverage on MRN Radio and Sirius XM Satellite NASCAR Radio channel 128.
 
TRG is a full-service motorsports company offering a total driver ladder approach.  This approach starts with track days, goes to club events, up into street stock series and culminates in the ultimate goal of professional motorsports.  With sports car focused facilities in Petaluma, California (Infineon Raceway) and Millville, New Jersey (New Jersey Motorsports Park) the team can offer turn-key support as well as arrive-and-drive programs.
 
The company's NASCAR operations are headquartered in Mooresville, North Carolina.  The team fields a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series entry and has the capacity to run ARCA, Nationwide and the Camping World Truck Series.
 
The Racer's Group was founded in 1993 and has been competing at the top level of motor racing.  The team boasts Rolex Series GT championships in 2005 and 2006 and holds the record for the most wins in Grand-Am with 32.  The team's resume is highlighted by five championships, four Rolex 24 Hour at Daytona victories and a Le Mans 24 Hour win.

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