Era Motorsport to Sponsor Kyle Tilley NASCAR Xfinity Debut
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., (August 2, 2021) – Rolex 24 At Daytona winner Kyle Tilley is set to make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut this weekend at Watkins Glen International with BJ McLeod Motorsports, with Era Motorsport proudly supporting the effort. Era Motorsport, a professional sports car and vintage racing team will sponsor Tilley in back-to-back races at Watkins Glen International in the Screwball Peanut Butter Whiskey 200, and at Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Pennzoil 150 at the Brickyard.
“It’s really exciting to have Era on board with me for my Xfinity debut,” said Tilley. “I look forward to representing them in a new area of the sport. Stepping into the Xfinity Car for the first time without practice or qualifying will be intense, but also a great opportunity to learn the different track configuration used by NASCAR. I’ve only ever driven the IMSA spec road course, so it will be a double challenge with a new car and new track, and I love a good challenge! I’ll definitely be cheering on my Era co-drivers Ryan and Dwight taking on Road America in the LMP2 while I pedal some cars at Watkins Glen!”
In addition to racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, Asian Le Mans Series, European Le Mans Series, and several historic series all in the 2021 season, Tilley made the jump into the NASCAR Cup Series, announcing a four-race effort with Live Fast Motorsports. With two races complete, Tilley will continue his Cup Series commitments with Live Fast Motorsports, doubling up to also race in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the two back-to-back events.
Battle Associates, one of the largest beverage packaging companies in the Southeastern United States, will also support the effort. Battle Associates provides sustainable and recyclable packaging, even providing products made from recycled content. Battle also sponsors Tilley’s Cup racing effort, sponsoring the No. 78 Mustang with another one of Era’s sponsors, Bremont Chronometers. Based in England, Bremont Chronometers engineers beautifully crafted, precise, and durable mechanical wristwatches, keeping the drivers and crew of Era Motorsport on time and looking stylish in the process.
In addition to acting as the primary sponsor of the No. 99 Camaro, Era Motorsport will take a small supporting sponsorship role on his NASCAR Cup Series No. 78 Mustang for the Go Bowling at The Glen as well. The Cup Series race will begin on Sunday, August 8 at 3:00 PM Eastern, airing live on NBCSN. The NASCAR Xfinity Series’ Screwball Peanut Butter Whiskey 200 will air live on Saturday, August 7 on CNBC at 4:00 PM Eastern. Visit nascar.com for all event information.
Though a young team in professional sports car racing, Era Motorsport has quickly carved their own path in their sophomore season, making international headlines when, with drivers Kyle Tilley, Dwight Merriman, Ryan Dalziel, and Paul-Loup Chatin, they clinched the victory at the prestigious 2021 Rolex 24 at Daytona in a fan-designed livery. The team went on to win the 2021 Asian Le Mans Series LMP2 championship title the following month before beginning their freshman season in the European Le Mans Series.
The weekend will be a busy one for Era Motorsport, also racing in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America, with drivers Dwight Merriman and Ryan Dalziel running the No. 18 Oreca LMP2 car in the two-hour, forty-minute race. The IMSA SportsCar Weekend will air live on NBC Sports Gold’s TRACKPASS, beginning at 1:40 PM CT on Sunday, August 8.