Pit Viper Sunglasses To Sponsor Money Team Mayweather NASCAR Car At Daytona 500

Pit Viper Sunglasses To Sponsor Money Team Mayweather NASCAR Car At Daytona 500

There are many reasons for NASCAR fans to be excited about the 2022 season. At the top of the list: The debut of the new NASCAR NextGen cars, a seachange of drivers and owners switching to new teams with new storyliens (IE: Brad Keselowski leaving Penske to be an owner/driver at RFK Racing), and a new generation of talent in the sports.

One of the new faces on the NASCAR circuit: Floyd Mayweather and Money Team Racing.

Floyd Mayweather joins a list of other A-list NASCAR team owners entering the motorsports game, including Michael Jordan and Pitbull. Pitbull’s Trackhouse Racing just signed an endorsement deal with UFC President Dana White, featuring White’s Howler Head Kentucky Bourbon on Ross Chastain’s No. 1 Chevrolet car. The car will make its debut on Sunday at the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum exhibition race in Los Angeles.

Meanwhile, Floyd Mayweather’s Money Team Racing will make its NASCAR Cup Series debut at the Daytona 500 on February 20, 2022.

Kaz Grala, 23, will be behind the wheel for the team.

“I love fast cars and I love to compete. I know NASCAR will not be easy, but anything easy isn’t worth doing to me,” Mayweather said in a statement. “With that being said, this move into auto racing seems to be a perfect fit for the Mayweather brand.”

Pit Viper Sunglasses sponsors Floyd Mayweather’s NASCAR Team

Pit Viper sunglasses, the disruptive sunglasses brand that “demands respect and authority“, is the sponsor of the 50 Pit Viper Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. It marks the brand’s first sponsorship of a NASCAR Cup Series team.

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Grala will have to earn a qualifying spot at Daytona to compete during the 500 on Sunday. Grala, meanwhile, has four career Cup Series starts, finishing 28th in last season’s Daytona 500. He won the season-opening Truck Series race at Daytona in 2017, becoming the youngest NASCAR winner in the track’s history.

According to the team’s general manager and co-owner, William Auchmoody, the TMTR team will run at least four races after Daytona, with an “emphasis on road courses.” Auchmoody also told the AP that the team would like to run up to 15 races.

Talking about his new boss, Auchmoody added: “He loves cars… I met him a couple of years ago and had the conversation, man, you should check NASCAR out. He started watching it a little bit and next thing you know, I’m in Las Vegas and we’re hashing out the details of what it would look like to get involved in NASCAR.”

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On Instagram, Grala revealed the Pit Viper color scheme. True to Pit Viper’s iconic retro colorways, it’s ’90s-tastic – like a perfectly preserved Trapper Keeper from 1993.

Look for more NASCAR-themed apparel from Pit Viper in coming weeks and months.

Let’s hope we get a pair of shades for race day in those colors. It’s looking fresh – like the zestiest of ranch dressing.

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