MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Kyle Tilley, a champion of the Rolex 24 and Asian Le Mans Series, will make his NASCAR Cup Series debut at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas, in the No. 78 Ford Mustang fielded by Live Fast Motorsports.
Tilley, who is currently competing in IMSA, the Asian Le Mans Series and European Le Mans Series, will add four Cup Series races to his schedule this year for Live Fast Motorsports.
In addition to Circuit of The Americas on May 23, he will also drive for the team on July 4 at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis., Watkins Glen (N.Y.) Int’l on Aug. 8 and Aug. 15 at the Indianapolis (Ind.) Motor Speedway Road Course.
Riding with Tilley in his first NASCAR Cup Series race will be Battle Associates and Bremont Chronometers.
“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.
“There are a lot of people to thank, firstly team owners B.J. 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.”