Floyd Mayweather’s NASCAR race team to enter Daytona 500
The team has been rumored to be in the works for years now and will finally attempt their first race later this month. Without a charter, they will have to race their way into the event with driver Kaz Grala.
The Money Team Racing (TMTR) will field the No. 50 Pit Viper Chevrolet Camaro in the season-opener, with engines provided by ECR.
“I love fast cars and I love to compete. I know NASCAR will not be easy, but anything easy isn’t worth doing to me,” Mayweather said in a release from the team. “With that being said, this move into auto racing seems to be a perfect fit for the Mayweather brand.”
Mayweather has a perfect 50-0 record in his boxing career, including 27 knockouts and 11 world titles.
Kaz Grala, Money Team Racing
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Grala, 23, finished 28th in the 2021 Daytona 500. He is a winner at the Truck level and has four previous Cup starts, finishing an impressive seventh as a substitute for Austin Dillon at the Daytona Road Course in 2020.
“It’s an honor to be behind the wheel for Floyd Mayweather’s entrance into NASCAR. It’s a really exciting time in our sport as it globalizes and reaches new audiences,” said Grala. “I know Floyd is here to win, and I absolutely feel that everyone involved in this program is capable of making that happen. We know we will need some time to grow together as a new organization, but I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of building this team from the ground up.”
Tony Eury Jr. will sit atop the pit box as the team hopes to run select races throughout the 2022 season. StarCom Racing’s Michael and Matt Kohler, as well Bill Woehlemann will have a vested interest in the team.
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