|Born||18 August 1956|
|Achievements||2005 SPEED World Challenge GT champion|
|NASCAR Cup Series career|
|1 race run over 1 year|
|Best finish||47th (2011)|
|First race||2011 Toyota/Save Mart 350 (Infineon)|
|NASCAR Xfinity Series career|
|2 races run over 1 year|
|Best finish||97th (2007)|
|First race||2007 NAPA Auto Parts 200 (Montreal)|
|Last race||2007 Zippo 200 at the Glen (Watkins Glen)|
|24 Hours of Le Mans career|
|Teams||New Hardware Racing, Parr Motorsport, Roock Racing, Corvette Racing|
Andrew Pilgrim (born 18 August 1956 in Nottingham) is a British-born racing driver, who became a United States citizen in 1998. He has competed in the SCCA World Challenge, 24 Hours of Le Mans, 24 Hours of Daytona, and NASCAR.
Having taken a keen interest in motorcycles as a child, Pilgrim started racing them as soon as he started a full-time job (computer programmer). He raced them from 1978 to 1980, finishing 2nd in two National Championships (Avon/Bike Magazine Series & Kawasaki 400 Series) & won several Club championships in just two and a half seasons. He accepted a job offer in the USA towards the end of 1980.
Pilgrim was living in England when his job as a computer programmer necessitated a move to the United States. His first foray into racing stateside was with SCCA Autocross. In 1984, Pilgrim borrowed $3,000 to buy a Renault Alliance and began competing with it. He eventually moved up to professional racing in 1986 running the Firebird series. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, Pilgrim ran in the Corvette Challenge series.
Pilgrim made appearances in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in the late 1990s, running for New Hardware Racing, Roock Racing and Corvette Racing. He joined the Chevrolet Corvette factory team in 1999. In 2001 he was selected as teammate for Dale Earnhardt Jr., Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Kelly Collins in the 24 Hours of Daytona and the team finished second in class. After the 24 Hours of Daytona, Dale Earnhardt Sr. promised to someday put Pilgrim in a NASCAR stock-car, a promise he was unable to fulfill due to his death a few weeks later during the 2001 Daytona 500. Pilgrim is the last person to have engaged in conversation with Earnhardt before he died.
From 2004 to 2008, Pilgrim drove for Cadillac in the SPEED World Challenge, winning a championship in 2005. He moved to K-Pax Racing in 2009 and 2010 before returning to Cadillac for another stint that lasted from 2011 to 2014. In 2015, he stepped away from the PWC to run various endurance races. In 2016, Pilgrim joined Black Swan Racing for a four-race endurance schedule, including the 24 Hours of Daytona. The move came after his FIA rating was changed from gold to silver. Pilgrim returned to the World Challenge in 2018 with Blackdog Speed Shop.
In 2007, Pilgrim drove two road course races in the NASCAR Busch Series for JR Motorsports. Pilgrim made his NASCAR Sprint Cup Series debut in 2011 at Infineon Raceway driving the No. 46 for Whitney Motorsports, where he finished 26th.
Pilgrim operates a traffic safety foundation. 
Motorsports career results
SCCA National Championship Runoffs
|SCCA National Championship Runoffs|
|1985||Road Atlanta||Ford Mustang||SSGT||6||9||Running|
24 Hours of Le Mans results
|1996|| New Hardware Racing
| Stéphane Ortelli
|Porsche 911 GT2||GT2||299||17th||4th|
|1997||Roock Racing|| André Ahrlé
|Porsche 911 GT2||GT2||306||10th||2nd|
|2000||Corvette Racing|| Franck Fréon
|Chevrolet Corvette C5-R||GTS||327||10th||3rd|
|2001||Corvette Racing|| Franck Fréon
|Chevrolet Corvette C5-R||GTS||271||14th||2nd|
|2002||Corvette Racing|| Franck Fréon
|Chevrolet Corvette C5-R||GTS||331||13th||2nd|
|2003||Corvette Racing|| Oliver Gavin
|Chevrolet Corvette C5-R||GTS||326||11th||2nd|
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
Sprint Cup Series
|NASCAR Sprint Cup Series results|
|NASCAR Busch Series results|
Complete IMSA SportsCar Championship results
(key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap)
|2016||Black Swan Racing||GTD||Porsche 911 GT3 R||Porsche 4.0L Flat-6||DAY
† Pilgram did not complete sufficient laps in order to score full points.
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- ^ a b Pruett, Marshall (21 April 2020). "RETRO: Pilgrim's PR man". Racer. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
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- ^ Myrehn, Ryan (8 February 2018). "Pilgrim "Genuinely Excited" for PWC Return". SportsCar365. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
- ^ Dagys, John (30 December 2015). "Pilgrim Completes Black Swan Lineup for NAEC". SportsCar365. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
- ^ Allaway, Phil (8 February 2018). "Blackdog Speed Shop Taps Andy Pilgrim, Michael Cooper for GTS SprintX". Frontstretch. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
- ^ "July 2007 Busch Series Archives". Jayski's Silly Season Site. NASCAR Digital Media, LLC. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
- ^ "Pilgrim to Drive Red Line Oil #46 at Infineon" (Press release). Benicia, CA: Cision News. Kahn Media. 22 June 2011. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
- ^ "#26: Andy Pilgrim – $100 in his pocket when he got to the US – now a racing legend". Racecoin. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 7 October 2020.
- ^ Sergent, Don (11 February 2018). "Race car driver brings safety message to NCM". Park City Daily News. Retrieved 7 October 2020 – via Newspapers.com.
- Official website
- Andy Pilgrim driver statistics at Racing-Reference
- Andy Pilgrim on Twitter
- Traffic Safety Education Foundation profile
- Automobile magazine page
- Corvette Racing profile
- Blancpain GT profile
- 1956 births
- 24 Hours of Daytona drivers
- 24 Hours of Le Mans drivers
- American Le Mans Series drivers
- English racing drivers
- Rolex Sports Car Series drivers
- Living people
- NASCAR drivers
- Sportspeople from Nottingham
- Sportspeople from Boca Raton, Florida
- WeatherTech SportsCar Championship drivers
- 24H Series drivers
- Corvette Racing drivers
- JR Motorsports drivers
- Nürburgring 24 Hours drivers