The Money Team Racing will attempt to qualify for the Daytona 500 with Kaz Grala, TMT announced Feb. 1.
The Floyd Mayweather Jr.-owned team, multiple years in the making, has entered the No. 50 with Grala. Tony Eury Jr. will be the No. 50’s crew chief, and Pit Viper will sponsor the effort.
According to a team release, TMT will also attempt multiple other races in 2022 in the NASCAR Cup Series as an open team.
“I love fast cars and I love to compete,” Mayweather said in a team release. I know NASCAR will not be easy, but anything easy isn’t worth doing to me. With that being said, this move into auto racing seems to be a perfect fit for the Mayweather brand.”
“It’s an honor to be behind the wheel for Floyd Mayweather’s entrance into NASCAR,” Grala added. “It’s a really exciting time in our sport as it globalizes 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 organization, but I couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of building this team from the ground up.”
Grala has made four Cup starts, including the 2021 Daytona 500, with two top 10s.
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Oh great, another one to bunch up the rear of the field with Gilliland and ty Dillon. Keep this up and bubba is assured to finish in the top 20.
This may be the easiest time in the last two decades to begin a cup team. Certainly not a bad thing.
If a driver has a beef with Floyd’s driver does he have to get in the ring with Floyd?
I think it’s going to be hilarious to see the difference in finishes between Kurt and bubba. He thinks he was depressed before, wait till he tries to race himself into finishing closer to Kurt. Bubba drives and let’s other cars drop out to gain positions. Kurt is the real deal, especially with figuring out a new car.