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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.
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.
And judging by his announcement on social media, the party music icon couldn't be happier.
I've been a fan of the @NASCAR story since the movie 'Days of Thunder', now I'm an official co-owner of the @TeamTrackhouse racing team. Thank you Justin Marks, Ty Norris & Daniel Suarez for the great opportunity. This is a great way to celebrate my 40th bday, so Get Ready! Dale! pic.twitter.com/vDA199TE0h
- Pitbull (@pitbull) January 15, 2021
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!"
And star driver Suarez wasted no time in welcoming the Miami native onto the team.
He tweeted: "Welcome to the family amigo @pitbull. Daleeee!!! Big things are happening @teamtrackhouse."
Welcome to the family amigo :muscle: @pitbull Daleeee!!!:fire::fire: Big things are happening @TeamTrackhouse :punch: pic.twitter.com/OUl7rOa08N
- Daniel Suárez (@Daniel_SuarezG) January 15, 2021
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.
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.
"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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