NASCAR: Pitbull Talks to Jeff Gordon, Clint Bowyer About Long-Term Association with Daniel Suarez

Published 02/17/2021, 7:45 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 24: Recording artist Pitbull performs onstage at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on September 24, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Isaac Brekken/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)


Recently, rapper Pitbull spoke to Jeff Gordon and Clint Bowyer about his new NASCAR venture. To be precise, the Florida native is a part-team owner of the Team Trackhouse Racing outfit. Sadly for the team, their Daytona 500 ended in tears because Daniel Suarez got eliminated early in a crash. In light of that, team co-owner Justin Marks admitted that they needed a combination of skill and luck.

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Marks also insisted that he and Pitbull are proud of the team’s efforts and that he is excited to work with the rapper. Speaking of Pitbull, he was glad that his driver, Daniel Suarez, was alright. However, what happened on the track, happened and nothing can change the result.
Pitbull also said, “What finally brought us together was Daniel Suarez. I’ve known Daniel for about 10 years, a family down in Mexico talked about him. When we got together, there’s no hidden agenda, we’re here to win. He was running a great race, till what happened.

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“We’re here to create history, but more than anything, we’re here to bring everyone together through the platform of NASCAR and Trackhouse.”

"We're here to create history, but more than anything, we're here to bring everyone together through the platform of @NASCAR and @TeamTrackhouse."@pitbull 🤝@JustinMarksDG pic.twitter.com/4c3x1WJYE7

— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 14, 2021

They knew we were here.

Unfortunately our 500 is over, but we will be back in a week ready to rebound. pic.twitter.com/8285NsCiz4

— Trackhouse Racing (@TeamTrackhouse) February 14, 2021

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Pitbull talks about why he loves NASCAR

In conversation with Clint Bowyer, he spoke about his experience at the Daytona 500. The rapper admitted that he loves the fact that in NASCAR, anybody can be a champion. Just about anyone can fight and work harder towards their goals, and NASCAR embodies that.
AVONDALE, ARIZONA – MARCH 08: Rapper Pitbull performs prior to the NASCAR Cup Series FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway in Avondale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Obviously, the rapper was truly excited because the Daytona 500 is an iconic NASCAR race. Of course, the crash did not help matters, but he can take comfort in the fact that the driver gets a second chance at the road course. After that, the paddock remains in Florida, but heads to the Homestead-Miami Speedway. In essence, the Homestead race is home soil for Pitbull, so he would love to see Daniel Suarez get a good result at the race track.

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Dhruv George is a senior Formula One and NASCAR analyst for EssentiallySports, having authored nearly 12000 articles spanning different sports like F1, NASCAR, Tennis, NFL, and eSports. He graduated with a PG Diploma in Journalism from the Xavier Institute of Communications. Dhruv has also conducted interviews with F1 driver Pierre Gasly and Moto2 rider Tony Arbolino.

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