Andy Lally who is known for his proficiency in the Grand Am Rolex Sports cars Series will be racing in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series that is scheduled this weekend. Crown Royal will be presenting the Matthew and Daniel Hansen 400 at the Richmond International Raceway on the 30th of April. Andy Lally is now all set to race on the 3 quarter mile D-shaped Richmond oval track for the 1st time in his career. Andy Lallyâ€™s expertise in his field can be gauged from the fact that he is the first and the only driver in the history of Rolex Series who started a season by winning a Rolex race at all the tracks that were on the schedule. Also last year he became the second driver in Grand Am Rolex Series history to contest 100 races and he completed the feat with his victory at Virginia International Raceway last year. Now Andy Lally will be testing his capability in this race that he has never competed. He is now preparing himself for his first ever stint at Richmond International Raceway.
He stated that he has seen many races scheduled in Richmond and has been carefully studying the cameras inside the car. The racing there is very exciting and does get a little rough sometimes. The place is so small that one has to constantly try to be ahead to avoid being overtaken by other drivers. The owner of the TRG team, Kevin Buckler used this weekend to catch up on the preparations of Ford Fusion race cars for the races ahead.
He accepted the fact that Richmond was not going to be easy for Andy Lally as the track is not easy. They will be depending on Richert Doughâ€™s (crew chief) experience for their strategy on the tracks as well as for the setup of the cars. He also hopes that the team will be able to carry the momentum forward to Richmond from Talladega.Â The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will resume at the Richmond International Raceway for the Crown Royal 400 on the 30th of April. The viewers will be able to watch the qualifying on SPEED channel on Friday.
It was in the year 2007 that Andy Lally debuted in the NASCAR in Craftsman Truck Series and the Busch Series. Out of the two series that he participated in, he secured one top 10 finish with 2 starts in his #47 Wood Brothers/JTG Racing Ford Fusion and 3 starts in Craftsman Truck Series (TRG Motorsports) where he drove the #00 Toyota Tundra. He also participated in the inaugural race of ARCA New Jersey 150 scheduled at New Jersey Motorsports Park in 2008 where he secured fastest laps in all the practice sessions. With all this experience and his amazing skills as a driver the race at Richmond is not going to be unreachable.