Pitbull is joining Trackhouse Racing Team as a team partner, the organization announced Friday, Jan. 15.
Pitbull, whose real name is Armando Perez, joins co-owner Justin Marks one month prior to the NASCAR Cup Series team’s debut.
“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,” Marks said in a team release.
“I am proud that in just a few months we are here announcing a partnership with one of the most influential and recognized artists in the world. Within the first 10 minutes of our first meeting, it was clear Armando 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.”
Daniel Suarez will pilot the No. 99 Chevrolet for Trackhouse, his fourth team since 2017. The Mexico native competed for Gaunt Brothers Racing in 2020. He has eight top fives and 32 top 10s in his Cup career. Additionally, he won the 2016 Xfinity Series championship.
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
Pitbull is scheduled to attend the 2021 Daytona 500 on Feb. 14.
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