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Randy Moss starting NASCAR Truck Series team

Posted on: April 30, 2008 10:50 am
Edited on: April 30, 2008 10:58 am
 

We'll see how long this lasts or if it even gets off the ground.

It hasn't worked out too well in the past when NFL stars try to get involved. They are gung ho at the start, but after a couple of years when they don't get immediate results, they give up. Dan Marino, Terry Bradshaw, Jim Kelly, Troy Aikman and Roger Staubach are a few of the NFLers who've dabbled in NASCAR.

Read the press release below.

Huntersville, North Carolina (April 29, 2008) – Fresh off a record breaking NFL season, New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss announced today the formation of Moss Motorsports, LLC  with its intended participation to begin in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series.

Moss anticipates that the team will debut at some point in the second half of the 2008 season and run selected races through the conclusion of the year. The partial schedule is a prelude to a full-time campaign in 2009. Sponsors and manufacturer alignments will be announced at a later date.

“We don’t have all of the details in place just yet, but I am very excited about Moss Motorsports becoming a part of NASCAR,” Moss said. “I am by nature a very competitive person and this is an outlet for me to compete at another level. There are some pretty awesome challenges in building a program like this from the ground up, but I am looking forward to it. That’s just another aspect of the competition – you want to find the best people available and you’re competing with all the other teams out there. We’re starting to look at who the best people are and working on getting them to be a part of our team.”

Moss is a ten year veteran in the National Football League and was a first-round draft pick in the 1998 draft out of Marshall University.  He has been a NASCAR fan for several years including sponsorship of a local dirt track program and recently made the decision to get involved with the ownership of a NASCAR team.  He is also a Goodwill Ambassador for the Urban Youth Racing School and furthers his youth advocacy while holding the same honor with American Youth Football. A major component of the Moss Motorsports program will be the continued involvement and support of youth programs.

“There are a lot of NASCAR fans in the locker room,” Moss said. “We’ve seen a lot of football players get involved – guys like Dan Marino and Troy Aikman to name a couple. I think it’s a good fit and gives some of the companies I am already working with an additional outlet. It’s a smart move on the marketing side of things but on the personal side of things I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.”

Randy has kick started his efforts by contracting with Integrity Sports Marketing, LLC – a leading motorsports marketing company in NASCAR.   “We know it takes time to build a team from the ground up, and we have some good people working with us to get that process started,” Moss said. “We are talking to the manufacturers, and we’re already evaluating some drivers. Eventually I’d like to be able to have our team work with some of the young guys that are working hard to make it up the ladder, but right now it might make more sense to find a driver with a lot of experience to get us started. But we really don’t have anyone in mind. We’ll look at who is available and find someone that can help us compete and win as quickly as we can.”

Moss believes Moss Motorsports will give his current marketing partners another avenue to gain exposure and will open doors for new companies that want to work with him.

“The companies I already work with now have a chance to get some exposure to another group of dedicated sports fans,” Moss said. “And we’ll have an opportunity to build some relationships with an entirely new group of companies as well. We’ll have a chance to do some pretty cool things between the football side and the racing side. That’s a part of the equation that most of the other teams don’t have, so we already have a competitive advantage over them. Once we get everything in place we look forward to competing on the race track too.”

Category: Auto Racing
Comments

Since: Jan 11, 2008
Posted on: May 9, 2008 1:56 am
 

Randy Moss starting NASCAR Truck Series team

Joker's might be a better fit for him.



Since: Dec 9, 2007
Posted on: May 5, 2008 11:35 am
 

Randy Moss starting NASCAR Truck Series team

Were these the same brain cells that ran his car into a police officer?????



Since: Jan 11, 2008
Posted on: May 4, 2008 2:52 am
 

Randy Moss starting NASCAR Truck Series team

Agreed. You may not like Moss' on the field antic's. But you have to respect the fact that he's a very charitable person, being from Huntington, I've seen a lot of his works that arent well known....because he doesnt want them to be.  He's also a semi-intelligent person, He's not some back woods air-head......he's actually got a few brain cells that work together.




Since: Dec 9, 2007
Posted on: May 1, 2008 9:57 am
 

Randy Moss starting NASCAR Truck Series team

I guess EZ-Wider or Zig-Zag will be the sponsors....



Since: Sep 28, 2007
Posted on: May 1, 2008 2:30 am
 

Randy Moss starting NASCAR Truck Series team

Not only does Moss have the money, but read his comments again...understanding cross marketing and competitive advantage therein, this dude is no dummy to say the least...remember Belichick  called him the smartest football player he had coached, said it was like having another quarterback on the field.  Now that he seems to have put his immature bs behind him, Moss could be destined for a prosperous NASCAR career.  Good luck to him.



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: May 1, 2008 12:50 am
 

Randy Moss starting NASCAR Truck Series team

I did not laugh but I was a little skeptical.  Like you said, if he has the money and wants to do it then so be it.  However, I like the fact that there is a diversification factor.  We need some African Americans like Max Siegel and now Randy Moss involved in this sport.  I would like to see him get involved and hopefully suceed.  However, it will be a tough road to hoe. 



Since: Dec 9, 2007
Posted on: April 30, 2008 5:22 pm
 

Randy Moss starting NASCAR Truck Series team

Stop hitting women and then you can start the racing team




Since: Jan 24, 2008
Posted on: April 30, 2008 5:11 pm
 

Randy Moss starting NASCAR Truck Series team

Randy in nascar at least he didn't in sprint cup so he might have a chance



Since: Apr 16, 2008
Posted on: April 30, 2008 4:19 pm
 

Randy Moss starting NASCAR Truck Series team

MVKrum,

I totally agree with your opinion.  Randy Moss has changed my opinion of him over the years.  I'd rather see a headline outside of football concerning Randy in something like this as opposed to drugs, clubs, or weapons charges.  He seems to have cleaned up his act and I hope the best for him because of it.




Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: April 30, 2008 1:47 pm
 

Randy Moss starting NASCAR Truck Series team

What I like about this article is that Randy is looking to bring in his sponsors to the series.  Sponsorship that just may bring a new deminsion into the sport.  The biggest road block may be NASCAR themselves.  Will they allow his companies to sponsor the truck.  Remember, NASCAR has the final say on sponsorship.  And the way things are going if he isn't willing to grease the hands of those who run the sport you can forget it, he won't last a year.  NASCAR keeps saying it want to deversify the sport, well will they help or hinder, that is the question we will learn latter on down the road.

Keep us posted Brian.



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