The 2021 racing season in NASCAR saw some new teams and team owners in the Cup Series. 

The new 23 XI Racing brought in the second former professional basketball player when Michael Jordan joined forces with Cup Series driver Denny Hamlin.

And Trackhouse Racing brought the first Latino owner to the sport when Hip-Hop artist Pitbull became one of the owners.

Since coming to NASCAR Pitbull has performed at a few of the races.

On December 8 NASCAR and race sponsor Coca-Cola announced that Pitbull will help kick off the 2022 racing season with a performance prior to the main event of the Busch Light Clash at the Coliseum in Los Angeles on February 6.

NASCAR vice president of marketing services Patrick Rogers spoke on the upcoming 45 minute concert saying, “Pitbull transcends cultures and generations with his positive, upbeat performances and his humanitarian work away from the stage and studio.  We’re excited that he’s providing his star power to this historic day for our sport.”

Armando Christian Perez, also known as Pitbull, also spoke on his upcoming show saying, “this is history in the making to be part of this special Los Angeles Coliseum NASCAR event.  It’s an honor to integrate culture, music and NASCAR racing as the universal language to unite new audiences around the world.”

Along with being an owner in Trackhouse Racing, Pitbull is a Grammy Award winning artist who has sold over 25 million albums with 18 multi platinum records.  His videos have been viewed over 15 billion times.

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