Rap Star Pitbull Reveals What Made Him Buy a Team in NASCAR

Published 02/04/2021, 5:08 AM EST
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)


Earlier this year, American rapper Pitbull announced that he will be a NASCAR team co-owner. To achieve this, he approached the Team Trackhouse Racing team and they agreed. Recently, the music star spoke about what motivated him to take on the role of team co-owner.

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“In a time like we’re living in right now, the most important thing is to let everybody know that there is only one race. The most important one, and that is the human race. That’s what these races are about, bringing the sport, creating the culture, motivating everybody out there.

“Letting them know through these races, cars and stories,” he said.

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The rapper insisted that he would love to see the fans enjoy themselves. At the same time, he wants to see racing as a way of unifying everyone. According to him, when he sat down with Justin Marks, Ty Norris, and Daniel Suarez, they discussed their targets.

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What is the NASCAR team aiming for?

Pitbull insisted that the outfit is there to win races and create a successful team. Another objective is to attract plenty of sponsors and build it around Suarez. Finally, he declared that he and the team need to whole-heartedly support Daniel Suarez. According to the Latino, this is pretty much a higher calling.

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)

In other words, he and the team have to create a culture in NASCAR and bring people together. By his own admission, Pitbull embodies this, because music is a universal language. When he is performing, all social barriers are broken because everybody speaks the language of music.

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Now, Pitbull, Justin Marks, Ty Norris, and Daniel Suarez are looking forward to the new season. It also helps that the rapper is expected to make an appearance at the opening race at the Daytona 500. However, in this scenario, he is serving as the grand marshal for the race.

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Dhruv George

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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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