Mr. Worldwide will be joining His Airness in the NASCAR infield this season.
Pitbull performed before the NASCAR Cup Series FanShield 500 at Phoenix Raceway last March.
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Rapper and entrepreneur Pitbull has taken an ownership stake in the new Trackhouse Racing NASCAR Cup Series team, following in the footsteps of fellow superstar Michael Jordan, who is launching a new team this year with co-owner Denny Hamlin and driver Bubba Wallace.
“I’ve been a fan of the @NASCAR story since the movie ‘Days of Thunder’, now I’m an official co-owner of the @TeamTrackhouse racing team. Thank you Justin Marks, Ty Norris & Daniel Suarez for the great opportunity. This is a great way to celebrate my 40th bday, so Get Ready! Dale!” he posted to Twitter.
Pitbull joins team founder Justin Marks at Trackhouse, which will be fielding a Chevrolet Camaro with Richard Childress Racing engines for driver Daniel Suarez, who is the only Mexican currently competing in the NASCAR Cup Series.
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Sponsorship for the car has not been announced, Pitbull brings relationships with Budweiser, Voli 305 vodka, Miami Grill and several other brands to the table.