NASCAR Update: Floyd Mayweather’s ‘The Money Team’ Racing Rubbishes Daytona 500 Plans, Reveals 2024 Season Starter

Published 01/24/2024, 12:13 AM EST

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TMT Racing, with boxing legend Floyd Mayweather at the helm, is buzzing with the news. This year, the team is seemingly shaking things up. Rumors suggest that they are not going to kick off their season at the famous Daytona race. This twist comes even though they’ve had a qualifying streak at the Daytona 500 for the last couple of years.

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Back in December 2023, word got out that The Money Team Racing was gearing up for its third part-time season in 2024. However, they’ve tried their hands at six events in the NASCAR Cup Series over the past two seasons and have hit the mark every time, never missing a chance to compete. But this time the situation seems opposite.

Floyd Mayweather and Willy Auchmoody find their team without a driver for the 2024 season

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Running the show with the No. 50 team are Becky Auchmoody and her husband Willy, who managed to hit the track four times in 2022. However, 2023 saw them slowing down to just a couple of races, partly because they couldn’t snag enough sponsors and partly because they were busy trying to bring IndyCar ace Conor Daly into the NASCAR fold. Despite these hiccups, they managed to make their mark at the Daytona 500 in both seasons and even took their wheels for a spin at the Circuit of the Americas last March.

Originally, they had big dreams of competing in five to eight races in 2024. The Money Team Racing, known for revving up ECR Engines, was even in talks to join the 2024 Daytona 500, but nothing was set in stone as the new year rolled in. Then, just as the new season’s starting line was coming into view, co-owner Willy Auchmoody dropped a bombshell through Toby Christie. “NEWS: @TMTRacing50 will not be entering the No. 50 Chevrolet in the 2024 #Daytona500, team co-owner Willy Auchmoody confirms to @TobyChristieCom. The organization is aiming to begin its 2024 campaign at Las Vegas in March, per Auchmoody.”

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Now, the reasons behind this last-minute swerve are anyone’s guess. Could it be they’re stuck without a driver for their No. 50 car? Or is it the old sponsorship headache that’s been a thorn in their side since day one? With BJ McLeod, David Ragan, Anthony Alfredo, and probably Jimmie Johnson in the mix for the Daytona 500 as open entries, the #50 team was facing a tight squeeze to qualify for the Great American Race. But now, with Floyd Mayweather and team bowing out and keeping mum about their driver, sponsors, or even their schedule, surely they won’t be at Daytona.

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Interestingly, there was chatter about Floyd Mayweather and the team going all in for a full-time run in 2025. But for now, it seems like those plans are parked in the garage.

Back when Becky Auchmoody was all in on the idea of having a full-time car racing around

TMT Racing, a small but mighty team that feels like a family business, has already turned heads by making it to the big leagues. Dreaming big, they set their sights on going full throttle with a round-the-clock racing schedule by 2025, charter or no charter. Becky Auchmoody, as quoted by Forbes, shared, “We don’t have a huge facility. It’s very humbling because we’ve had so many people support us. We have a handful of employees. It’s very humbling because we’ve had so many people support us.”

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Floyd Mayweather’s team’s backbone is the trio of co-owners, leaning heavily on the know-how of Tony Eury Jr, who steered the ship for Dale Earnhardt Jr from 2005 to 2009. And now, with the driver’s seat of their #50 Chevy still up for grabs, it’s going to be a nail-biter to see who they reel in. They need someone who’s not just a whiz behind the wheel but also brings a few sponsorship deals for the team.

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