NASCAR: Andy Lally for Nationwide, Ty Dillon in Trans-Am and Ryan Reed in PWC this weekend

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Two NASCAR regulars will be racing sports cars and one sports car regular returns to NASCAR in this weekend’s action at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wis.

Andy Lally, the 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Rookie-of-the-Year, has lined up a ride for Saturday’s Nationwide Series race. Lally confirmed the news on his Twitter page on Monday.

Now, as for the Nationwide regulars sampling other forms of sports car machinery:

Ty Dillon announced Monday he’ll be in a TA2 class entry for Miller Racing in the Trans-Am race this weekend, the No. 12 Chevrolet Camaro, alongside team regulars Cameron Lawrence and Mel Shaw.

Meanwhile Ryan Reed, who has Type 1 Diabetes, will race in the Pirelli World Challenge race in the TCB class, driving the No. 12 American Diabetes Association/Lilly Diabetes/American Honda Honda Fit for Garrett Racing/Drive4Diabetes. He’ll drive one race and Danish driver Johan Schwartz will drive the other.

Dillon and Reed will still compete in the Nationwide race on Saturday.

Steve Torrence takes NHRA points lead with Gatornationals victory

NHRA Gainesville Steve Torrence
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Two-time defending NHRA Top Fuel champion Steve Torrence took the points lead Sunday in the AMALIE Motor Oil Gatornationals, beating his father, Billy, in the final round at Gainesville Raceway.

Torrence had a 3.809-second run at 322.11 mph to win for the third time this year and 39th overall. He is now on track for another championship despite missing the season opener.

“We’ve got some good momentum and to be in the points lead, it’s a testament to how hard these guys work,” Steve Torrence said after the NHRA Gainesville victory. “We’ve just got to stay focused and concentrate on what the task at hand is, and that’s trying to win a championship. These guys give me an unbelievable race car and you just try not to screw it up.”

Ron Capps won in Funny Car, Alex Laughlin in Pro Stock and Matt Smith in Pro Stock Motorcycle.

Capps raced to his second win this year and 66th overall, beating Tim Wilkerson with a 3.937 at 323.12 in a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat.

Laughlin topped Aaron Stanfield with a 7.068 at 204.76 in a Chevrolet Camaro for his first win this season and fourth in his career. Smith rode to his first victory in 2020 and 25th overall, topping Andrew Hines with a 6.843 at 196.99 on an EBR.