Andy Lally

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Andy Lally
Andy Lally waving 2014 Gardner Denver 200 at Road America.jpg
Lally in 2014 at Road America
Born (1975-02-11) February 11, 1975 (age 43)
Northport, New York
Achievements 1994 WKA Gold Cup Champion
1996 NESCCA RoadRally Series Champion
2001 Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series SRPII class Champion
2004 Grand Am SGS class Champion
2006 Grand Am GT class Champion
Five-time Rolex 24 at Daytona class winner
Awards 1997 US F2000 Rookie of the Year
2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year
Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series career
38 races run over 3 years
2011 position 33rd
Best finish 33rd (2011)
First race 2009 Heluva Good! Sour Cream Dips at The Glen (Watkins Glen)
Last race 2011 AAA Texas 500 (Texas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
9 races run over 7 years
Car no., team No. 90 (DGM Racing)
2017 position 50th
Best finish 53rd (2015)
First race 2007 NAPA Auto Parts 200 (Montreal)
Last race 2018 Rock N Roll Tequila 170 (Mid-Ohio)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 4 0
NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career
14 races run over 4 years
2010 position 96th
Best finish 32nd (2008)
First race 2007 Silverado 350K (Texas)
Last race 2010 Mountain Dew 250 (Talladega)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Rolex Sports Car Series career
Debut season 2000
Current team Michael Shank Racing
Car no. 44
Starts 130
Wins 26
Poles 13
Championship titles
SRPII class
SGS class
GT class
2001
2004
2006
Statistics current as of August 11, 2017.

Andrew "Andy" Lally (born February 11, 1975) is an American professional sports car and stock car racing driver as well as a street Luge racer. He currently competes full-time in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, driving the Audi R8 for Magnus Racing, and part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 90 Chevrolet Camaro for DGM Racing.

Racing career[edit]

Although Lally won the 2011 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Rookie of the Year, he is best known for his road racing expertise in the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series (Now IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship) as well as the American Le Mans Series. In May 2010 Andy became only the second driver in the history of the Grand Am Rolex Series to make 100 starts, winning at Virginia International Raceway on April 24, 2010. In January 2012 Andy extended and broke records in the Grand Am Rolex Series by winning his fourth Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona in the GT class. Lally won his fifth class victory at Daytona International Speedway on January 31, 2016, tying him for fourth on the all time win list at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.[citation needed]

In 2017 after 5 years of being with Magnus Racing, Lally signed with Acura and Michael Shank Racing to debut the brand new 2017 Acura NSX. Lally teamed with Katherine Legge and together they scored the first and second win world wide for the brand at the Detroit Grand Prix and Watkins Glen International. Lally also scored the first pole position for the car world wide at Watkins Glen for the 6 Hours of Watkins Glen.

For 2018 Lally re-joins Magnus Racing in an Audi R8 LMS and will start the season at The Rolex 24 at Daytona.

Lally has scored three top10 finishes in his last four starts in the NASCAR Xfinity Series with a 5th place finish at the 2017 Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course race being a career best.

Lally owns Grand Am records for most GT wins, most podiums and most top five finishes in Rolex Series history.[citation needed]

He began his career in karting, culminating with 2 WKA National Gold Cup Championships.[1] Lally first got into sports car racing in 1993 with his first sponsor Tyrolean Motors with car owner Walter Simendinger running SCCA regional events. In 1997 Lally won the US F2000 Rookie of the Year in his first full year in a professional series.

Road racing[edit]

Lally is a 3 time Grand Am Rolex Series Champion. He holds series records for most all-time top 3 and top 5 finishes and leads the all time GT class win list with 26 victories. In January 2011 Lally won the 24 Hours of Daytona in the GT class, giving him the record for most consecutive Grand Am Rolex seasons with at least one victory (8), spanning from 2004 to 2011.[citation needed] In January 2011 Lally finished first place in the GT class in the 24 Hours of Daytona giving him the most podium finishes of any driver at the famed 24 race (7) since the Grand Am Rolex series started in 2000. His victory at Daytona International Speedway on January 29, 2011 made him the all-time winningest GT driver in the Grand Am Series.[citation needed]

On May 13, 2012, racing with the Magnus Racing team in the No. 44, Lally yet again made history in sports car racing as he became the first driver in Grand Am history to achieve his 100th podium finish at New Jersey Motorsports Park as he and his teammate John Potter finished the race in 3rd place. Lally scored podium 101 when he and Potter went on to win the first ever endurance sports car race at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 7, 2012 which also locked up the 2012 North American Endurance Championship. His prototype results include a 1st in class at the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, 2nd in class at the Petit Le Mans, 3rd in Class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and a 2nd overall and in class at the 2008 12 Hours of Sebring.[citation needed]

NASCAR[edit]

Lally in a Nationwide car at Road America in 2014

In 2007, Lally made his NASCAR debut in both the Busch Series (now NASCAR Xfinity Series) and the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (now NASCAR Camping World Truck Series). Lally had one top ten finish in two starts with the No. 47 Wood Brothers/JTG Racing Ford Fusion and made three starts in the Truck Series with TRG Motorsports, driving the No. 00 Toyota Tundra.[2]

Lally raced in the Inaugural ARCA Racing Series Loud Energy Drink 150 at New Jersey Motorsports Park in September 2008. He was fastest in every practice session, started on the pole and led the most laps, but lost the race on pit strategy when the race was called due to weather with eventual series champion Justin Allgaier winning the race. In 2009, he started 15th driving the No. 71 Chevrolet for TRG in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series at Watkins Glen International. He ran as a teammate to David Gilliland, the usual driver of the No. 71, who unsuccessfully attempted to qualify in the No. 70. Lally finished a respectable 27th in his first Cup start after being involved in a crash with Sam Hornish Jr., Jeff Gordon and Jeff Burton.[citation needed]

In 2010, Lally ran seven races for TRG, finishing 18th at Watkins Glen. On February 17, 2011, he filed paperwork to run the full Sprint Cup season and campaign for series Rookie of the Year honors (A driver may maintain his rookie eligibility provided he runs seven or fewer races in a season before declaring).[3]

Running the full 2011 season for TRG in the No. 71 and No. 77 cars, Lally clinched the 2011 Rookie of the Year honor in early September, his competitors for the honor, Brian Keselowski and T. J. Bell, having failed to make the minimum number of starts in the series to be eligible for the award.[4]

In 2014 Lally made a return to the Nationwide Series at Road America to race the #55 for Bobby Dotter. Lally qualified 10th and finished 7th.

2015 will see Lally run a partial schedule in the Xfinity Series in the #90 for King Autosport[5] while maintaining his full-time ride with Magnus Racing in the #44 Porsche in the IMSA Series. In 2016 Lally would return to the Xfinity series at Mid Ohio driving the #90 in place of Mario Gosselin. It was a wet and rainy race where cars were sliding all over the place, going off the track, and spinning out. Lally was running well and then was hit from behind and spun in a multi-car accident with Brendan Gaughan and Erik Jones. Lally would recover and finished 7th, getting his third top ten in the Xfinity series. His fourth top ten finish would come in August of 2017, again at Mid Ohio in his only start of the season and placing 5th. This was the best result of any driver only making one race start in 2017. Lally plans on running at least 3 races for 2018 in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Sports car racing[edit]

Lally's 2012 Magnus Racing Porsche

After winning Sunoco Rookie of the Year in the Sprint Cup Series, Lally returned to sports car racing for the 2012 season with 30 races planned across three series. He drove in the Grand-Am Road Racing Rolex Sports Car Series for Magnus Racing in the GT class, as well as a partial schedule in the ALMS and full schedule in the Continental Tire Series.[6]

Lally won the 2012 24 Hours of Daytona GT division in a Magnus Racing Porsche 911 GT3 Cup with co-drivers Richard Lietz, Rene Rast and team owner John Potter. It marked Lally's fourth Rolex 24 class win and second consecutive. He won the 2016 24 Hours of Daytona in the GTD division once again with Magnus Racing for his 5th class win.

The driver will join Michael Shank Racing for the 2017 IMSA SportsCar Championship to drive an Acura NSX GT3.

Personal life[edit]

Outside of auto racing, Lally is a World Championship street luge racer. After being No. 1 qualifier on two classes Lally ended up winning the 2012 IGSA World Championships in both Street Luge and Classic Luge that took place in Calgary, Canada. In 2009 he was again No. 1 qualifier for both luge classes at the IGSA World Championships in Bathurst, Australia and went on to his win the World Championship in Classic luge and finish 2nd in Street Luge. Lally is purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Paul Creighton and an avid mountain biker who competes in cross-country mountain bike racing. In 2009 he was part of a four-man team that won the 24 Hours of Big Bear in the Men's Sport division.

He is a vegan. During a visit to Farm Sanctuary in August 2011, he was quoted as saying: "I do it for ethical reasons. By this point in human evolution, we should be smart enough and kind enough to live without torturing other living beings just so we can enjoy lunch, especially when there are so many other great tasting options available."[7]

Motorsports career results[edit]

SCCA National Championship Runoffs[edit]

SCCA National Championship Runoffs
Year Track Car Engine Class Finish Start Status
1995 Mid-Ohio KBS Mk. 7 Formula 440 18 1 DNF
1996 Mid-Ohio Van Diemen Ford Formula Continental 3 4 Running

American open-wheel racing[edit]

(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position, races in italics indicate fastest race lap)

Barber Dodge Pro Series[edit]

Barber Dodge Pro Series results
Year 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2000 United States
SEB
United States
MIA
3
United States
NAZ
3
United States
LRP
2
United States
DET
11
United States
CLE
24
United States
MDO
5
United States
ROA
Canada
VAN
21
United States
LS
3
United States
RAT
United States
HMS
11th 74

Atlantic Championship[edit]

Toyota Atlantic results
Year Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Rank Points
2000 World Speed Motorsports HMS1 HMS2 LBH MIL MTL CLE TOR TRR ROA
9
LS GAT HOU
12
23rd 5

Sports Car Racing[edit]

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship results[edit]

(key)

Year Team Make Engine Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Rank Points
2014 Magnus Racing Porsche 911 GT America Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 GTD DAY
12
SIR
1
LAG
3
DET
13
WAT
3
MSP
9
IMS
12
ELK
14
VIR
6
COA
2
PET
3
8th 272
2015 Magnus Racing Porsche 911 GT America Porsche 4.0 L Flat-6 GTD DAY
11
SIR
DNF
LAG
6
DET
7
WAT
2
LRP
5
ELK
5
VIR
DNF
COA
12
PET
2
8th 258
2016 Magnus Racing Audi R8 LMS Audi 5.2 L V10 GTD DAY
1
SIR
3
LAG
13
DET
10
WAT
2
MSP
10
LRP
1
ELK
4
VIR
31
COA
4
PET
12
7th 258
2017 Michael Shank Racing Acura NSX GT3 Acura 3.5 L Turbo V6 GTD DAY
11
SIR
14
LBH
7
COA
15
DET
1
WAT
1
MSP
2
ELK
LAG
PET
3rd* 179*

* Season still in progress

Notes

1 Disqualified for minimum ride height violation.

Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series results[edit]

(key)

Year Team Make Engine Class 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Rank Points
2004 TPC Racing Porsche GT3 Cup SGS DAY
2
HOM
3
PHX
3
CMT
2
WAT
1
DAY
2
MDO
2
WAT
2
HOM
8
VIR
2
BAR
1
CAL
2
1st 377
2005 The Racer's Group Pontiac GTO.R GT DAY
5
HOM
1
CAL
2
LAG
18
CMT
13
WAT
2
DAY
20
BAR
4
WAT
4
MDO
2
PHX
4
WAT
1
VIR
3
MEX
4
2nd 376
2006 The Racer's Group Pontiac GTO.R GT DAY
2
MEX
3
HOM
9
VIR
1
LAG
2
PHX
2
LRP
1
WAT
4
MDO
3
DAY
1
BAR
1
SON
2
UTA
1
1st 509
2007 The Racer's Group Porsche 997 GT3 Cup GT DAY
17
MEX
8
HOM
2
VIR
10
LAG
1
LRP
10
WAT
1
MDO
1
DAY
9
IOW
1
BAR
2
MON
1
UTA
DNF
4th 348
Howard Motorsports Crawford Porsche DP DAY
MEX
HOM
VIR
LAG
WAT
MDO
DAY
IOW
BAR
MON
WAT
13
SON
UTA
68th 18
2008 The Racer's Group Porsche 997 GT3 Cup GT DAY
2
HOM
MEX
VIR
LAG
LRP
11
WAT
MDO
4
DAY
5
BAR
3
MON
6


NJ
1
UTA
3
15th 226
Childress-Howard Motorsports Crawford DP03 Pontiac 5.0L V8 DP DAY
HOM
MEX
VIR
LAG

WAT
MDO
DAY
BAR
MON
WAT
19
SON
NJ
UTA
61st 12
2009 The Racer's Group Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 GT DAY
1
VIR
DNF
NJ
4
LAG
15
WAT
13
MDO
8
DAY
3
BAR
10
WAT
6
MON
2
UTA
2
HOM
12
6th 295
2010 The Racer's Group Porsche 997 GT3 Cup Porsche 3.6L Flat-6 GT DAY
3
HOM
8
BAR
VIR
1
LRP
WAT
1
MDO
DAY
1
NJ
10
WAT
9
MON
DNP
UTA
7th 281
Matt Connolly Motorsports Chevrolet Corvette C6 Chevrolet 5.7L V8 DAY
HOM
BAR
DNF
VIR
LRP
WAT
MDO
DAY
NJ
WAT
MON
UTA
Banner Racing Chevrolet Corvette C6 Chevrolet 5.7L V8 DAY
HOM
BAR
VIR
LRP
5
WAT
MDO
DAY
NJ
WAT
MON
UTA
Team Sahlen Mazda RX-8 Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor DAY
HOM
BAR
VIR
LRP
WAT
MDO
8
DAY
NJ
WAT
MON
UTA
Racers Edge Motorsports Mazda RX-8 Mazda 2.0L 3-Rotor DAY
HOM
BAR
VIR
LRP
WAT
MDO
DAY
NJ
WAT
MON
UTA
DNF
2011 The Racer's Group Porsche 997 GT3 Cup GT DAY
1
HOM
DNP
BAR
DNP
VIR
DNP
LRP
DNP
WAT
DNP
ELK
DNP
LAG
DNP
NJ
DNP
WAT
DNP
MON
15
MDO
DNP
33rd 51
2012 Magnus Racing Porsche 997 GT3 Cup GT DAY
1
BAR
4
HOM
7
NJ
3
DET
6
MDO
5
ELK
DNF
WAT
DNF
IMS
1
WAT
4
MON
11
LAG
3
LRP
6
7th 323
2013 Magnus Racing Porsche 997 GT3 Cup GT DAY
5
COA
2
BAR
6
ATL
5
DET
4
MDO
2
WAT
3
IMS
3
ELK
5
KAN
8
LAG
1
LRP
13
2nd 331

24 Hours of Le Mans results[edit]

24 Hours of Le Mans results
Year Team Co-Drivers Car Class Laps Pos. Class
Pos.
2005 United States Miracle Motorsports United States John Macaluso
United Kingdom Ian James
Courage C65-AER LMP2 115 DNF DNF
2006 United States Miracle Motorsports United States John Macaluso
United Kingdom Ian James
Courage C65-AER LMP2 324 14th 3rd

NASCAR[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Sprint Cup Series[edit]

NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NSCC Pts
2009 TRG Motorsports 71 Chevy DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV POC MCH SON NHA DAY CHI IND POC GLN
27
MCH BRI ATL RCH NHA DOV KAN CAL CLT MAR TAL TEX PHO HOM 60th 82
2010 DAY CAL LVS ATL BRI MAR PHO TEX TAL RCH DAR DOV CLT POC MCH SON NHA
37
DAY CHI IND POC GLN
18
MCH BRI ATL RCH NHA
37
DOV KAN CAL
36
CLT
34
MAR TAL TEX
34
PHO HOM
29
51st 471
2011 DAY
33
PHO
31
LVS
32
BRI
32
CAL
32
MAR 33rd 398
Ford TEX
32
TAL
19
RCH
26
DAR
DNQ
DOV
33
CLT
DNQ
KAN
31
POC
32
MCH
36
SON
35
DAY
27
KEN
32
NHA
28
IND
26
POC
29
GLN
24
MCH
29
BRI
25
ATL
30
RCH
32
CHI
28
NHA
34
DOV
33
KAN
37
TAL
39
MAR TEX
29
PHO
DNQ
HOM
77 CLT
42
Daytona 500[edit]
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2011 TRG Motorsports Chevrolet 37 33

Xfinity Series[edit]

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 NXSC Pts
2007 Wood Brothers/JTG Racing 47 Ford DAY CAL MXC LVS ATL BRI NSH TEX PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP CGV
29
GLN
10
MCH BRI CAL RCH DOV KAN CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 102nd 210
2009 JD Motorsports 0 Chevy DAY CAL LVS BRI TEX NSH PHO TAL RCH DAR CLT DOV NSH KEN MLW NHA DAY CHI GTY IRP IOW GLN MCH BRI CGV
37
ATL RCH DOV KAN CAL CLT MEM TEX PHO HOM 143rd 52
2014 SS-Green Light Racing 55 Chevy DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX DAR RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH ROA
7
KEN DAY NHA CHI IND IOW GLN MOH BRI ATL RCH CHI KEN DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM 57th 37
2015 90 DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL IOW CLT DOV MCH CHI DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH
21
BRI ROA
15
DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 53rd 52
2016 King Autosport Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH
7
BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 55th 35
2017 SS-Green Light Racing 07 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL CLT DOV POC MCH IOW DAY KEN NHA IND IOW GLN MOH
5
BRI ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV CLT KAN TEX PHO HOM 50th 38
2018 DGM Racing 90 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL DOV CLT POC MCH IOW CHI DAY KEN NHA IOW GLN MOH
15
BRI ROA DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV KAN TEX PHO HOM -* -*

Camping World Truck Series[edit]

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 NCWTC Pts
2007 Darrell Waltrip Motorsports 00 Toyota DAY CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT MFD DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI GTW NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX
22
PHO
31
HOM
33
67th 231
2008 TRG Motorsports 7 Chevy DAY
11
CAL
29
ATL
22
MAR
36
KAN
29
CLT
16
MFD
14
DOV
22
TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI 32nd 870
71 GTW
20
NHA LVS TAL MAR ATL TEX PHO HOM
2009 Rosenblum Racing 28 Chevy DAY
DNQ
CAL ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX MCH MLW MEM KEN IRP NSH BRI CHI IOW GTW NHA LVS MAR TAL
26
TEX PHO HOM 93rd 85
2010 DAY ATL MAR NSH KAN DOV CLT TEX MCH IOW GTY IRP POC NSH DAR BRI CHI KEN NHA LVS MAR TAL
20
TEX PHO HOM 96th 103

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Racing Series[edit]

(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

ARCA Racing Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 ARSC Pts
2007 Tony Ave Racing 87 Chevy DAY USA NSH SLM KAN WIN KEN TOL IOW POC MCH BLN KEN POC NSH ISF MIL
10
GTW
7
DSF CHI
12
SLM TAL TOL 53rd 545
2008 TRG Motorsports 48 Chevy DAY SLM IOW KEN CAR KEN TOL POC MCH CAY KEN BLN POC NSH ISF DSF CHI SLM NJE
4
TAL TOL 84th 235

References[edit]

  1. ^ "NASCAR Driver of the Day: Andy Lally". NASCAR Driver of the Day. April 16, 2010. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ NASCAR statistics at racing-reference.info
  3. ^ "Lally Running for ROTY". Motor Racing Network. February 17, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  4. ^ "Outstanding Lally". Tire Tracks: Fast Friday. NASCAR via Ford Racing. September 2, 2011. Archived from the original on April 2, 2012. Retrieved 2011-10-21. 
  5. ^ "NASCAR XFinity: Lally set to return at Road America". Racer. July 29, 2015. Retrieved July 29, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Andy Lally to return to Grand-Am Series". ESPN. November 22, 2011. Retrieved 2011-11-26. 
  7. ^ "Vegans in NASCAR? What the Daggum...?". TimesUnion. August 17, 2011. Archived from the original on October 28, 2011. Retrieved 2013-03-22. 

External links[edit]

Achievements
Preceded by
Kevin Conway
NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie of the Year
2011
Succeeded by
Stephen Leicht