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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