While making its season opener debut at Daytona, Floyd Mayweather’s TMT Racing is only expected to compete in a selection of events. Not benefiting from a charter (year-round commitment), the car will have to earn its place on the grid for each round during qualifying. This task will be entrusted to Kaz Grala, one of the prodigies of the lower divisions. Born on December 9, 1998 in Boston, Massachusetts, Grala distinguished himself by becoming the youngest poleman and event winner of the three major series on the Daytona Speedway by winning the 2017 Truck Series event. his only victory to date, he signed 2 top tens for 4 starts in the Cup Series and participated three times in the 24 Hours of Daytona. This solid background on the road circuit suggests that TMT Racing could favor road events this season where qualification should prove to be easier than on oval.
With nearly 1 billion dollars in sports and advertising earnings over the past ten years, Floyd Mayweather is a well-informed businessman, known and recognized for the diversification of his activities. In addition to promoting box fights, he has developed a very lucrative licensing business around his character and his nickname “Money”. If it would be misleading to lend him a devouring interest in motor sports, the technological and social revolution started by NASCAR cannot leave him indifferent, like Michael Jordan or Pitbull who became team owners before him. With an average of 3 million viewers per race for the United States alone, this commitment undoubtedly gives it exceptional visibility.
The Chevrolet Camaro will be powered by an engine prepared at ECR Engines. Veteran Tony Eury Jr. will be the team leader of the young formation. After leading Dale Earnhardt Jr. to victory lane twice, Eury accompanied Danica Patrick in her NASCAR challenge. William Auchmoody, co-owner of the team with Mayweather assumed the task of General Manager.
The dress of the car in the colors of the American eyewear brand Pit Viper, in which we guess the paw of the great communication specialist that is Mayweather, should not leave anyone indifferent.
— ?The Money Team Racing? (@tmtracing50) February 1, 2022
“I like fast cars and I like competition. I know succeeding in NASCAR won’t be easy, but not everything easy is for me! –Floyd Mayweather
The car will carry the number 50 which was last used in the Cup Series by Bill Elliott when he last appeared in July 2012. Fans of the noble art will have noted that this number corresponds to the number of fights and professional victories of Mayweather . It is certain that the undefeated boxer during his professional career will bring to his team, in addition to his culture of winning, his innate sense of spectacle.