Mr. WorldWide to NASCAR: Pitbull joins Trackhouse ownership

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — ”Mr. Worldwide” is pertaining to NASCAR.

Pitbull has actually ended up being an ownership partner in brand-new NASCAR group Trackhouse Racing, set to make its launching next month at the Daytona 500.

Trackhouse made the Friday statement with a video on Twitter in which the Grammy winner is included dancing to an ”I think we will win” chant. He likewise holds indications that state: ”Knuckle Up, Battle Hard. Buckle Up. Combat hard.”

The platinum-selling rap artist, understood likewise as ”Mr. Worldwide,” signs up with NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan as star owners going into NASCAR this year. Jordan belongs owner of 23XI Racing with Denny Hamlin, which has Bubba Wallace in the No. 23 Toyota this year.

”I have actually been a fan of the NASCAR story considering that the film ‘Days of Thunder,”’ Pitbull stated in a declaration. ”We are going to reveal the world NASCAR is not just a sport however a culture.”

Pitbull kept in mind the statement corresponded with his 40th birthday on Friday: ”So prepare! Dale! (Dah-lay)” he ended with his signature tagline that equates to ”Let’s go!”

Trackhouse was introduced late in 2015 by previous chauffeur Justin Marks, who had a hard time to discover a charter that ensures entry into every Cup Series race on the schedule. He eventually rented one from Spire Motorsports to get his company on the grid however has actually promised to acquire a charter and make Trackhouse a NASCAR component.

Marks intends to ultimately base Trackhouse in Nashville, Tennessee, as part of a multi-use home entertainment complex. The group in its very first season has an ingrained functional alliance with Richard Childress Racing.

”NASCAR racing has to do with pressing borders; for the Trackhouse Racing group, that suggests more than simply winning on the race course,” Marks stated. ”It suggests winning in America’s neighborhoods, empowering our youth, providing a voice to the unheard and affecting all races on and off the racetrack.”

The group has actually employed Daniel Suarez to drive the No. 99 Chevrolet. Suarez is Mexican and Pitbull is Cuban-American, however it will not be NASCAR’s very first pairing of a Latino chauffeur and group owner: Juan Pablo Montoya, a Colombian, drove for Chip Ganassi Racing when it was part owned by Felix Sabates, a Cuban.

Pitbull stated he will participate in the Feb. 14 Daytona 500.

NASCAR invited the addition of Pitbull, who carried out for fans in a pre-race performance at Phoenix Raceway last March in the last race held prior to the pandemic.

”Pitbull is a renowned skill in the music market and has significant enthusiasm for NASCAR racing. We anticipate working with him to even more engage varied audiences and present brand-new fans to our excellent sport,” the series stated.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.