British racing driver set to make four starts in NASCAR Cup Series
Kyle Tilley is the reigning Rolex 24 champion in the LMP2 class this year. Last year, he also claimed the LeMans Series Pro/Am championship.
The Bristish-driver currently runs in the IMSA, the Asian LeMans Series and European LeMans Series. He already has an IMSA win at the Daytona Road Course for the 2021 season.
Now, Tilley will branch out into the stock car racing world. It was announced on Tuesday that the driver is set to run multiple races in the NASCAR Cup Series via the No. 78 machine for Live Fast Motorsports.
Live Fast Motorsports is one of many new NCS teams for the 2021 season. The team was founded by BJ McLeod and Matt Tifft.
Four races have been added. Tilley will run at Circuit of the Americas, Road America, Watkins Glen International and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course.
The team will be sponsored by Battle Associates and Bremont Chronometers in the upcoming race at COTA. Both sponsors will make their sponsorship debut in the NASCAR world.
“The NASCAR Cup Series! To say I’m excited would be an understatement. I have always been a big fan of NASCAR and the close racing it provides,” Tilley said. “To have the opportunity to go up against the best at COTA is going to be both a huge challenge and learning curve, but one I am really looking forward to.”
Tilley added, “There are a lot of people to thank, firstly team owners BJ McLeod and Matt Tifft for the faith they have shown in me, and my partners Battle Associates and Bremont Chronometers for coming onboard for the weekend! I am honored to be a part of Team Live Fast and am excited to see what we can do together!”
Kyle Tilley is a force on the track,” said Vice-President Andrew Woodward of Battle & Associates.
“His ability to win in everything from the LMP2 class to FIA Masters Historic Formula 1 prove he can deliver results in challenging and varied environments. These traits require a consistent work ethic and commitment to achieve, and we work hard to incorporate these same traits into the Battle brand every day.”
Woodward added, “We are looking forward to the NASCAR Cup series this season and can’t wait to see great moments from Kyle on the track. He has demonstrated all of the right attributes to represent our brand, and Battle Associates is honored to be on Team Tilley!”
“Following the success of Kyle and the Era Motorsport team at iconic Le Mans 24 and Daytona 24-hour races, it seemed only natural to follow it up by supporting Kyle in the world-famous NASCAR Series,” said Bremont owners Nick and Giles English. “The high technical performance and precision of NASCAR is reflected in the creation of our mechanical watches…truly a little piece of Britain in the pinnacle of American motorsport.”
NASCAR Cup Series
Date | Track
Sun, May 23, 2021
Circuit of the Americas
Sun, Jul 04, 2021
Sun, Aug 08, 2021
Watkins Glen International
Sun, Aug 15, 2021
Indianapolis Motor Speedway Road Course