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$500 Million-Worth Camping World Owner Leaves NASCAR Driver in Awe, With Incredible Gesture to “Make Some Dreams Come True”

Published 05/28/2023, 8:00 PM EDT

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48-year-old driver Andy Lally is best known as a Sportscar racing driver. The legendary 3x 24 Hours of Daytona winner has been racing for a long time and continues to this age. The frequency of his race appearances has diminished, and he hasn’t been particularly successful in the NASCAR arena, but that is beside the point. Lally’s last appearance as a Cup Series driver was in 2022 for the Live Fast Motorsports team.

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Admittedly, he has not yet raced this season, but not for the lack of trying. The veteran has been on the hunt for a race seat in the stock car series. And though not many opportunities have arisen as yet, he has been quite firm about the direction he wants to pursue.

The NASCAR driver came forward with a plea for help


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As it happens, Lally is hoping to get back into the Cup Series scene, and he has some conditions. He recently posted on Twitter, “I’ve got a really cool opportunity for the road courses in Cup, but I need to find a little help. It’s real, and the space available on the car is big.. and for less than you think. I’d love to get one last shot on these road courses.”

It didn’t take long for a guardian angel to arrive in the form of Marcus Lemonis. The Camping World CEO, with a net worth of around $500 million, was more than willing to step in. He simply replied with, “I’ve got you covered,” which really touched the driver’s heart.


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Andy Lally is freaked out


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The motor racing veteran pretty much freaked out with Lemonis’s generosity. He tweeted back, “VWOW!!!! This is unreal!! THANK YOU!! What an insane amount of additional motivation it will be to race in your colors. I don’t know if you can understand how much this means to me. Time to fight like heck to make some dreams come true!”

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This could most likely mean that Lemonis’ Camping World brand, or one of his other brands, would sponsor Lally. As for where Lally would race, if he got a chance to compete in the Cup Series, then Live Fast Motorsports would be ideal. This is because he competed for them in one race last year, so there is a chance that he could get a second opportunity. If this does happen, he would be the fourth driver in the #78 car, joining BJ McLeod, Josh Bilicki, and Anthony Alfredo.

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Dhruv George

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Dhruv George is a Senior Motorsports Writer at EssentiallySports, with an impressive track record of over 13K articles. He not only writes engaging content but regularly connects readers with some of the biggest racing names thanks to his ability to churn out exclusive interviews. From F1 driver Pierre Gasly to Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino, Dhruv has established himself as an authoritative voice in the world of motorsports.

Edited By: Nischal Kandpal