Trackhouse Racing said on Tuesday that it will field a part-time NASCAR Cup Series entry for international drivers this season dubbed PROJECT91.
Trackhouse will add the No. 91 Chevrolet to its lineup, joining the No. 99 Chevrolet driven by Daniel Suárez and the No. 1 Chevrolet driven by Ross Chastain, for at least one race during the 2022 Cup season, with hopes to extend the programme in the future. According to a team statement, the car will be piloted by “known international racing drivers.”
Justin Marks and international music icon Pitbull co-own the outfit, which is in its second season and has already won two races with the No. 1 squad.
Trackhouse hopes to “become the destination for worldwide superstars from other racing disciplines willing to compete in America’s most popular form of motorsports” with its PROJECT91 entry, according to the team.
“PROJECT91’s mission is to activate the intersection point of NASCAR racing and global motorsport culture,” Marks said in a statement.
“I truly believe the (Next Gen) car represents an opportunity for NASCAR to enter the global professional motorsport conversation.”
“We now have a race vehicle with international technological relevance where world-class drivers from other disciplines can compete at NASCAR’s highest level without the steep learning curve that the previous generation cars required.”
Marks has frequently stated that the Next Gen car, NASCAR’s most recent iteration of race car that differs greatly from previous generations in terms of technical and production, prompted his decision to own a team.
Trackhouse made a debut in 2021 with Suárez, a Mexican native, as the sole driver, and this year added Chastain to the No. 1 car for the entire season.
Marks has previously stated his goal to expand Trackhouse, and this latest move reflects that objective as well as NASCAR’s desire to broaden its global reach.