Floyd Mayweather’s speculated NASCAR Cup Series team, The Money Team Racing, is reportedly set to debut at some point in the 2020 season.
Last October, a rumor emerged that former professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was involved in a new NASCAR Cup Series team called The Money Team Racing, named after the lifestyle brand, The Money Team, that he inspired.
Website The Money Team Racing prompted these rumors with several details about the matter, but those details were later replaced by one screen that simply reads “More Info Coming Soon”.
This one screen is still in place.
But an archived version of the site is available, and it can be seen that the website contained an area that once read: “Driver Announcement Coming..Stay close as we give you more of the news.”
There is also picture of a #50 Chevrolet. The significance of the number 50 is that Mayweather’s career record was 50-0 before he retired.
Not much had been said about The Money Team Racing since last fall. But now Sports Business Journal‘s Adam Stern has confirmed this speculation, stating that Mayweather’s team is, in fact, set to debut at some point in the 2020 season, unless plans change.
Shortly thereafter, the Money Team Racing published a short video on Twitter. This video ends with the sound of a boxing fight bell, indicating that something could be starting on the NASCAR front for the team in the near future.
There is no set debut date nor venue for The Money Team Racing, although it appears that Jeffrey Earnhardt will drive the team’s #50 Chevrolet, which would keep the Earnhardt name in the Cup Series for the 46th consecutive season going back to 1975.
There is also no set return date for the Cup Series, as it is currently at a standstill due to the coronavirus pandemic. Whether or not this stoppage in action will affect the plans of Mayweather’s team is unknown, just like pretty much everything else in the world of motorsports right now.
NASCAR postponements and cancellations: TRACKER
As of now, the season is scheduled to get back underway on Saturday, May 9 at Martinsville Speedway, as seven races have been postponed after the first four were contested.
When will the NASCAR season resume? TRACKER
NASCAR does still plan to run all 36 races on the schedule, and a revised schedule, which would naturally still be subject to change given the volatility of this situation, is expected to be released in the near future.
Current 2020 NASCAR Cup Series schedule: TRACKER
Will The Money Team Racing make their NASCAR Cup Series debut in the 2020 season as expected, or will this speculation and hype be all for naught?