Floyd Mayweather Jr. launches The Money Team Racing

Floyd Mayweather Jr. launches The Money Team Racing

Previous boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. made his intentions for a NASCAR enterprise official Tuesday as

Previous boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. made his intentions for a NASCAR enterprise official Tuesday as The Income Crew Racing released its ideas for a partial Cup Sequence routine in 2022.

TMT Racing will enter the No. 50 Chevrolet for driver Kaz Grala in an attempt to qualify for the season-opening Daytona 500 on Feb. 20 (2:30 p.m. ET, FOX, MRN, SiriusXM). The group indicated that it intends to contend in “select” races all through the relaxation of the Cup Series period.

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The crew announced that veteran Tony Eury Jr. will be the crew main for the No. 50 Chevy. Sponsorship will come from Pit Viper, a Salt Lake Metropolis-centered sun shades producer.

Mayweather’s announcement formalized ideas that have been initially teased on social media in March 2020. The 44-12 months-old boxing promoter and former prize fighter will workforce with co-operator William Auchmoody, who will also serve as TMT Racing’s standard supervisor.

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“I really like rapid cars and trucks and I really like to contend. I know NASCAR will not be simple, but nearly anything straightforward is not well worth undertaking to me,” Mayweather mentioned in a launch offered by the team. “With that getting stated, this go into vehicle racing would seem to be a fantastic in good shape for the Mayweather model.”

Grala has produced 4 Cup Sequence starts off, three of which came with Kaulig Racing past year. Alpha Key Racing tapped the 23-12 months-aged driver past thirty day period for a aspect-time offer with its two-motor vehicle energy in the Xfinity Sequence.

Grala has a heritage of results at Daytona Worldwide Speedway. His lone NASCAR countrywide-series victory came in the 2017 Camping Earth Vans year opener at the 2.5-mile keep track of. Grala also built his Cup Series debut on Daytona’s oval-street class structure in 2020, driving Richard Childress Racing’s No. 3 Chevrolet to a seventh-spot end as a one particular-race substitute for Austin Dillon.

“It’s an honor to be driving the wheel for Floyd Mayweather’s entrance into NASCAR,” Grala mentioned in the workforce launch. “It’s a genuinely remarkable time in our sport as it globalizes and reaches new audiences. I know Floyd is here to get, and I totally experience that anyone associated in this method is capable of building that take place. We know we will need some time to grow alongside one another as a new firm, but I couldn’t be far more thrilled to be a portion of making this crew from the ground up.”

Eury has two Cup Sequence wins as a crew main, both of those with Dale Earnhardt Jr. His very last physical appearance atop the pit box arrived at the 2018 Daytona 500 with Quality Motorsports for Danica Patrick’s last Cup Sequence commence.

The No. 50 was past made use of in NASCAR’s prime division in 2012. Corridor of Famer Invoice Elliott made use of the automobile selection in his remaining Cup Collection get started that July. The range also matches Mayweather’s whole of 50 skilled boxing victories, all without having a reduction.