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Pitbull Becomes Co-Owner Of NASCAR Racing Team

Pitbull Becomes Co-Owner Of NASCAR Racing Team

Yes, you really did read that headline correctly.

Armando Christian Perez, otherwise known as Pitbull, is now officially a co-owner of a NASCAR team.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Mr Worldwide is set to join fellow owner Justin Marks at Trackhouse Racing ahead of the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season which kicks off at Daytona next month.

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And judging by his announcement on social media, the party music icon couldn't be happier.

He tweeted: "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 & Daniel Suarez for the great opportunity. This is a great way to celebrate my 40th birthday, so Get Ready! Dale!"

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And star driver Suarez wasted no time in welcoming the Miami native onto the team.

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He tweeted: "Welcome to the family amigo @pitbull. Daleeee!!! Big things are happening @teamtrackhouse."

While his exact stake in the team is still unknown, it's clear that Pitbull's love for racing is what motivated him to get involved in NASCAR.

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He's also clearly a massive fan of Tom Cruise's 1990 hit movie "Days of Thunder" - I mean, aren't we all?

As for the newly-established Trackhouse Racing, they're excited to see what a Grammy award-winning music artist can offer the team away from the circuit.

"From day one of creating Trackhouse Racing, I wanted our team to be a platform for purpose, to transcend the sport and positively impact all races on and off the track," former NASCAR driver and co-owner Marks said.

"I am proud that in just a few months we are here announcing a partnership with one of the most influential and recognised artists in the world. Within the first 10 minutes of our first meeting, it was clear Armando (Pitbull) and I share a vision and passion for impacting the lives of the underrepresented.

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"We are creating and compelling a movement of positivity and possibility, using the platform and excitement of sports and music. Through NASCAR and our partnership with Pitbull, we are going to have the attention of a global demographic that is ready to be inspired into action for themselves, their families and their future."

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Topics: Motorsport news, Motorsport, united states, Australia

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