BOXING legend Floyd Mayweather is breaking into motorsport by starting his own NASCAR racing team.
Money Team Racing will be held for the Daytona 500 in Florida later this month.
Undefeated boxer Mayweather, 44, said: “I love fast cars and I love to compete.
“I know NASCAR It won’t be easy, but anything that’s easy isn’t worth doing for me. “
Former world champion of 5 divisions won Twitter to announce its new joint venture.
He posted a video of the dazzling multi-colored car coming soon, captioned it: “TMT AT THE DAYTONA 500 2022!!!!”
Mayweather’s launch of a NASCAR team has been underway for a number of years, but was previously delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
But now driver Kaz Grala is set to drive the No50 sports yellow, red, purple and blue Chevrolet for The Money Team, the same number of wins in Mayweather’s perfect 50-0 professional record.
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But Mayweather is right that his new venture hasn’t been easy, as his team isn’t actually guaranteed a spot in the Daytona 500.
The team does not have the required charter required to guarantee automatic eligibility for the race.
Grala will have to earn its place in the field with 40 teams set to hit the track on race day, and 42 teams hope to be there.
And after the Daytona 500, the team plans to take part in at least four more races, but with the hope of hitting the track as many as 15.
William Auchmoody will take over as General Manager for Mayweather’s team after personally telling the boxer to get into the sport.
Auchmoody said: “He [Mayweather] love cars. I met him a few years ago and had the conversation, “Dude, you should check out NASCAR”.
“He started watching it for a bit and the next thing you know, I’m in Las Vegas and doing a detailed breakdown of what it’s like to get into NASCAR.”
Meanwhile, Mayweather’s Grala said: “I know Floyd is here to win, and I absolutely feel that everyone involved in this program has the ability to make that happen.
“We knew it was going to take some time for us to grow together as a new organization, but I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of building this team from the start. “
Mayweather in great basketball Michael Jordan and musical artist Pitbull are the latest celebrities to form their own NASCAR group.
Pitbull recently agreed to a co-marketing deal with UFC President Dana White for his own racing team, Pitbull’s Trackhouse Racing.
Meanwhile, Mayweather’s sponsorship comes from the Pit Viper sunglasses company.
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