Rapper Pitbull announces new NASCAR team ownership role, “Get Ready! Dale!”
There’s another new NASCAR team owner heading to the grid in 2021.
Trackhouse Entertainment Group has formed a new NASCAR team that will debut in 2021. Team Trackhouse was officially announced in October.
Hear from Pitbull, the new NASCAR team co-owner below.
The team will field the No. 99 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE full-time in 2021. It will be driven by Daniel Suarez who is a former NASCAR Xfinity Series champion.
Suarez left Gaunt Brothers Racing after one full-time season in 2020. He previously drove for Joe Gibbs Racing.
Trackhouse Racing is one of many new NASCAR Cup Series teams coming to the grid in 2021. It was founded by Justin Marks and is now co-owned by Pitbull.
Previously, BJ McLeod and Matt Tifft teamed up with Joe Falk to acquire the charter from Go Fas Racing and form Live Fast Motorsports. Also, Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan teamed up to form 23XI Racing.
“The formation of a top-level NASCAR Cup Series team has been a dream of mine for a long time,” said Justin Marks, founder and now co-owner of Trackhouse Entertainment Group.
“A lot of hard work has transpired to get us to this point and I don’t think we could’ve ended up with better partners in RCR and Chevrolet and with a more passionate and committed driver than Daniel Suárez. Daniel’s drive and hunger to get to the top of this sport is palpable every time I am in his presence.”
Marks added, “We are building a team of winners and Daniel has delivered just about every time he’s sat in race winning equipment. It’s my job now to put a car underneath him that will carry him to the highest echelon of the sport.”
Ty Norris serves as the president of racing operations. Norris previously worked with Dale Earnhardt, Inc. as well as Michael Waltrip Racing.
“I believe deeply in the direction NASCAR’s executive group is taking the sport,” Marks said.
“There is a disruptive and courageous vision for the future taking place that is displayed by the incredible 2021 racing schedule and new ways of looking at a sustainable economic model culminating in the debut of the 2022 NextGen car that, in my opinion, will lay the groundwork for a dramatic value proposition for future owners, media partners, stakeholders and sponsors for decades to come.”
The team co-owner added, “Everything Trackhouse will be doing in 2021 from a business development standpoint will be in the context of positioning ourselves to win races and championships as NASCAR embarks on a new chapter in 2022 and beyond.”
Marks promised “a disruptive and courageous vision”.
Pitbull: NASCAR team owner
We’re now about a month away from the first race for Trackhouse Racing. Ahead of the green flag, the team has welcomed a new co-owner.
Rapper Pitbull has joined Trackhouse Racing as a co-owner. Armando Christian Pérez started his music career in the early 2000’s.
The Miami based music artist has sold 7.5 million studio albums worldwide. He has over 15 billion views on YouTube.
Pitbull has a passion for activism and philanthropy, specifically within the Latino American community.
Today, Pitbull is celebrating his 40th birthday. And he’s doing it in style with the following video announcement of his involvement in the new NASCAR team.
Pitbull stated via social media, “I’ve been a fan of the NASCAR story since the movie ‘Days of Thunder’, now I’m an official co-owner of the Team Trackhouse racing team. Thank you Justin Marks, Ty Norris, and Daniel Suarez for the great opportunity. This is an amazing way to celebrate my 40th birthday, so Get Ready! Dale!”
Mr Worldwide added via a team release, ““As soon as I met Justin, (team president) Ty Norris and Daniel, we were on the same page. They welcomed me aboard, and now we’re going to show the world NASCAR is not only a sport but it’s a culture.”
Pitbull will be in attendance for the Daytona 500 on Feb. 14.