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DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 16: Kaz Grala, driver of the #50 Pit Viper Sunglasses Chevrolet, poses for a photo on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images
DAYTONA BEACH, FLORIDA - FEBRUARY 16: Kaz Grala, driver of the #50 Pit Viper Sunglasses Chevrolet, poses for a photo on the grid during qualifying for the NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on February 16, 2022 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images) | Getty Images

The Money Team Looking at Limited 2022 Schedule

The Money Team Racing formally announced its team on Feb. 1, just 16 days before Thursday’s race, but its formation has been in the works since February 2020, when Willy [Auchmoody] worked out an agreement with Floyd Mayweather Jr.

The former boxer would agree to a co-ownership as long as Willy guaranteed sponsorship. Money had to be brought in, not just given. OK, fair. Deal.

[Kaz] Grala has always been a part of the team, albeit not fully inked until more recent months. He and Willy were transparent with each other throughout the process. Willy made it clear: If a more concrete offer came up before TMT Racing was actually ready to race, Grala should take it. And Grala did have options, but none gave him the same long-term confidence.

Grala has always been a part of the team, albeit not fully inked until more recent months. He and Willy were transparent with each other throughout the process. Willy made it clear: If a more concrete offer came up before TMT Racing was actually ready to race, Grala should take it. And Grala did have options, but none gave him the same long-term confidence.

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