Rapper Akon's Racing Team Makes Its Debut
Akon is a five-time Grammy nominated rapper and producer who's sold more than 12 million albums worldwide.
Now, he's also a NASCAR team owner.
Akon Motor Sports will make its debut today when Joe Henderson III buckles up for the NASCAR Pro Series East race at Langley Speedway.
"I got into motorsports because I've always had a love for cars," Akon said in a statement. "Cars were always something that gave me that excitement and that rush for life. That was what really motivated me to get into motorsports."
As for Henderson, Akon calls him "the best driver you have ever seen in your life."