One year after making an impressive return to NASCAR’s XFINITY Series, four-time Rolex 24 at Daytona winner Andy Lally will return to the Road America circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, driving the No. 90 Anderson’s Maple Syrup Chevrolet for King Autosport/SSGreenlight Racing in the Road America 180 Fired Up by Johnsonville on Saturday, August 29.
“I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel of a NASCAR XFINITY machine,” said Lally. “We showed a lot of speed during last year’s event, and this year we’re coming back with a really strong effort. It’s been unbelievable how supportive Steve Anderson and everyone at Anderson’s Maple Syrup have been since we first came in contact, and we’re doing everything we can to deliver a strong result for them, on and off the track. Additional thanks to Ray Atchinson and everyone at Quicksilver Powersports Lubricants, they’ve been a great new partner as well, and when combined with Bobby Dotter and his crew, this should be a phenomenal opportunity. Bobby and his team are the definition of an underdog team that gets results with a lot of effort and experience. They do so much with so little, and we’re all hoping our trip to Road America, one of my favorite tracks, will be an opportunity for their hard work to pay off.”
Competing last year in the same car, the 2011 Sprint Cup Rookie of the Year teamed with crew chief Jason Miller to run as high as third in the closing laps, only to have a broken track bar bolt to relegate them to seventh place in the final rundown. The team is hoping that past experience and additional sponsorship will move them further up the finishing order this season.
Located in Cumberland, Wisconsin, just a few hours from the circuit, Anderson’s Maple Syrup has been a family-run business for over 80 years. A small, tight-knit organization very similar to King Autosport/SSGreenlight Racing, the company will take part in the “Anderson’s Maple Syrup Fan Appreciation Ride;” an interactive campaign for Lally’s fans and the motorsport community at large.
Lally and his team will give away 90 prizes between now and his Road America return. Hosting a weekly contest that begins today on the Anderson’s Maple Syrup Facebook page, the Georgia resident will give away autographed prizes, free Anderson’s Maple Syrup and the driving gloves used by Lally during the event. Additionally, Lally and Anderson’s will give away an opportunity for all 90 winners to ride along with him, placing every winner’s name on the TV panel of his Chevy Camaro for the race.
The team will receive support from another Wisconsin-based organization, Quicksilver Powersports Lubricants. The company’s line of oils, lubricants and fuel care products for powersports applications, including motorcycles, ATVs, PWCs, snowmobiles, and boating applications, are engineered to meet and exceed OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) testing standards. These products provide extreme performance and protection in demanding duty cycles in harsh environments.