After the news of James Davison taking over for Kyle Tilley in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, it was announced Saturday (Aug. 14) that Andy Lally will replace Tilley in the NASCAR Cup Series race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course on Sunday.
Lally is a veteran on road courses and this will mark his first start in the Cup Series in 10 years. He’ll pilot the No. 78 Live Fast Motorsports entry. Tilley has been battling a sore shoulder which is preventing him from racing in both series.
I’m running the #NASCAR Cup race!! …. AT INDY !!!
Thank you to @teamlivefast for the opportunity to climb back in a Cup car!
— Andy Lally (@AndyLally) August 14, 2021
Lally’s last start came in 2011 at Texas Motor Speedway in which he finished 29th. Also, in Xfinity he’ll make his 18th career start Saturday. He has notched seven top-10 finishes including a top five earlier this season at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
Tilley is scheduled to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans next weekend.
The Verizon 200 at the Brickyard airs on Aug. 15 at 1 p.m. ET on NBC.
Tough decision to make, but I’m stepping out of both the Xfinity & Cup cars this weekend. Big thanks to @AndyLally and @DAV15ON_ for stepping in to help. Gutted, but picked up an injury that needs taking care of.
— Kyle Tilley (@KyleTilley) August 14, 2021
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