Akon Brings R&B Flavor to NASCAR

Singer Akon is the proud owner of NASCAR’s newest team, Akon Motorsports and has tapped into racer Joe Henderson III as his star driver. In fact, Henderson recently raced at the NASCAR Pro Series East at Langley Speedway in Virginia.

“I got into motorsports because I’ve always had a love for cars. Cars were always something that gave me that excitement and that rush for life,” said Akon about the new venture.  “That was what really motivated me to get into motorsports.”

Besides that, NASCAR’s got a lot of money invested. According to Forbes, some of the leading teams are worth in the 100s of millions. Hendrick Motorsports is currently worth the sports most valuable team with a net worth of $357 million.

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