CUMMING, Ga. – Dylan Murry will be doing double duty in early August when he competes at Road America in an IMSA race and at Watkins Glen International (WGI) in a NASCAR K&N Pro Series East race.
Murry will start his hectic schedule at Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin on Thursday, August 1, when he practices for the Michelin Pilot Challenge Road America 120. The next day, he will race at WGI in New York State, before heading back to Road America for race day on Saturday.
“This will be a first for me,” said the 18-year-old. “I’ve done two IMSA races over the same weekend, but never an IMSA race and NASCAR race separated by such a wide distance. I’m looking forward to the challenge.”
On the IMSA side, Murry will be co-driving with Jim Cox in a Riley Motorsports Mercedes-AMG GT4. They are coming off a second-place finish at Mid-Ohio last month. Murry also captured the Prototype Challenge race at Mid-Ohio, which was his first professional victory.
Relative to the NASCAR K&N Series East race, the Cumming, Georgia resident will be in a Ford Fusion fielded by Jefferson Pitts Racing. The team has only been in existence for four short years, but they have already shown success by winning 14 races between the West and East Series. Current NASCAR drivers such as Kevin Harvick, Austin Dillon, Noah Gragson and Ryan Preece have all raced for the team in recent years.
“Interestingly enough, I will not even see the car that I will be racing at Watkins Glen until an hour before I get in to practice on that Friday,” said Murry, the son of former sports car world champion, David Murry. “Given how terrific that team is, I’m quite confident I will get comfortable very quickly.”
This will be Murry’s third race in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Two years ago, he finished sixth at Greenville (South Carolina) Pickens Speedway, before claiming an eighth-place finish at the Watkins Glen road course.
“It’s certainly a positive that I already know what to expect racing in the K&N Series,” he said. “But, rest assured, I will have to earn everything. Just like with the Michelin Pilot Challenge, there are some extremely talented drivers in that series.”