Floyd Mayweather Plans To Make NASCAR Debut At Daytona 500, Unveils Sparkly New Car
He's conquered everyone inside the ring, now Floyd Mayweather fancies his chances on the racing track.
The legendary undefeated boxer has put fellow NASCAR team owners on red alert after officially announcing his move into motorsport.
Mayweather has launched 'The Money Team Racing' and will attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500 NASCAR event with respected driver Kaz Grala behind the wheel.
Floyd Mayweather's The Money Team Racing will attempt to make the Daytona 500 with Kaz Grala as the driver. Tony Eury Jr. to crew chief. No. 50 Chevrolet. Pit Viper sunglasses to sponsor car. ECR engines. Team plans part-time schedule in 2022. pic.twitter.com/1e2XKRHoUP- Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 1, 2022
When it comes to the car itself, let's just say it's very - well - Mayweather.
From dark purples to bright yellows, it features basically every colour on the rainbow.
The team have even locked in the No.50, of course a reference to the co-owner's perfect unblemished boxing record of 50 wins and zero losses.
Put it this way, lead driver Grala won't have any issues with standing out among his rivals.
As for Mayweather himself, he now joins fellow sports stars Michael Jordan, Emmitt Smith and even LeBron James in becoming a co-owner of a NASCAR team.
"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.
"With that being said, this move into auto racing seems to be a perfect fit for the Mayweather brand."
The team has indicated that it plans on competing in "select" races throughout the 2022 Cup Series season.
23-year-old Grala, who has made four Cup Series starts, will be the man responsible for making Mayweather's Daytona 500 dreams come true.
"It's an honour to be behind the wheel for Floyd Mayweather's entrance into NASCAR," Grala said.
"It's a really exciting time in our sport as it globalises and reaches new audiences. 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 organisation, but I couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of building this team from the ground up."
There's no doubting the team's bold ambitions, and if Mayweather's lavish lifestyle is anything to go by, they've certainly got the financial backing to go far.