Rapper Pitbull explained the reason for the co-ownership of the new NASCAR Cup Series team, Trackhouse Racing.
Earlier in January, it was announced that Pitbull will serve as a co-partner in the ownership of Trackhouse Racing, which is set to make its debut in the 2021 Daytona 500, along with Justin Marks.
He recently spoke about the motivation to get into the NASCAR business.
“It goes to show you through inspiring, no matter what, we’re always going to find a way to bring people together. That’s what I’m all about. Especially in these times we’re living in right now,” he said.
“The most important thing is to let everybody know out there, there’s only one most important race, it’s the human race.
“It’s what these races are about at this point, bringing the sport, creating the culture, letting everybody out there know through the races, through the cars, through our stories, we just want everybody out there to enjoy and we’re going to utilise it as a form of uniting everybody out there.
.@pitbull, speaking for one of the charter schools he operates, jokes after he hears the school bell and then explains why he wanted to be involved in NASCAR as a co-owner of Trackhouse Racing: pic.twitter.com/I4jv8F6wDq
— Bob Pockrass (@bobpockrass) February 2, 2021
Furthermore, the Grammy award-winning singer considered his decision to be a “higher calling” for him.
“That’s why I wanted to get involved, because I see it as a higher calling.
“It’s about utilising the culture, creating the culture through NASCAR to bring people together. I know it because I live it.”
Pitbull will also serve as the grand marshal of the 2021 Daytona 500, where his team will debut.
Daniel Suarez will be driving the No. 99 Chevrolet for the team.