Big news out of the National Corvette Museum’s Motorsports Park last week as they announced that Corvette Hall of Famer and noted racer Andy Pilgrim has joined the staff there. Pilgrim is a decorated racer with dozens of sports car racing wins and four IMSA championships and is probably best known for his time with Corvette Racing.
Pilgrim joined Corvette Racing in 1999 piloting a C5R with Ron Fellows. Together they earned the team’s first win at Texas the following year. He kicked off the 2001 season by teaming with Dale Earnhardt and Dale Earnhardt Jr in the 24 hours of Daytona where they finished 2nd in the GTS class. Later that year he and Fellows would finish 2nd in class at both Sebring and LeMans and topped the podium later that season at Petit LeMans.
He eventually left Corvette Racing in 2004 and moved on to the SPEED World Challenge Series where he won the championship. More recently he’s spent time in the NASCAR Busch series, World Challenge series, and the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series. He was elected to the Corvette Hall of Fame in 2012.
“We’re thrilled to have Andy and not only his more than 30 years of incredible racing skills, but also his expertise on distracted driving,” said NCM Motorsports Park General Manager Mitch Wright. “With Andy joining our team, we will be able to offer a number of programs in the coming months, from driving courses and one-on-one coaching by Andy, to speaking engagements on safe driving habits at schools.”
Pilgrim has previously been an instructor at the NCM Motorsports Park during high performance driver’s education events. He’s already relocated to the Bowling Green area. The MSP will be announcing Andy’s specific programs and offerings soon.
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