It’s become abundantly obvious that Trackhouse Racing isn’t at all shy when it comes to making investments into motorsports, and that quality of boldness appears to know no bound, as Marks joined SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) and Dave Moody to talk about Trackhouse Racing and it’s future, which could include excursions into other major forms of mainstream motorsports, outside of NASCAR.
— SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) (@SiriusXMNASCAR) July 28, 2021
The organization, co-owned by former NASCAR driver Justin Marks and Grammy-winning recording artist, Pitbull, broke onto the scene of the NASCAR Cup Series at the start of this season, fielding the No. 99 Chevrolet Camaro for Daniel Suarez, and leasing a charter from Spire Motorsports on a one-year term. Over the course of the year the organization has been public knowledge, the duo have managed to build a program that continually pushes the boundaries of a modern motorsports team.
When the charter market looked nearly impossible to crack, Justin Marks took a hammer and broke it open, bringing, not just one, but two charters back to Trackhouse Racing ahead of the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, purchasing the assets of Chip Ganassi Racing, which will shutter at the end of the season.
“I don’t think that I would say no to any possibility for the future for this brand,” Marks told SiriusXM NASCAR Radio on Wednesday. “I think this is something that I wanted… I love racing, I love racing so much and it’s a great time in the industry right now, there’s a lot of momentum and I look at businesses that Roger Penske have built, and Chip [Ganassi] built and Andretti Autosport and my friends over at Meyer-Shank Racing, racing in sports car racing and IndyCar.
“There’s a way to structure these businesses so that you can be able to scale, and those opportunities will come as our relationship with Chevrolet develops and we’ve got companies that we deliver a lot of return for, that want to do something more, something different, or appeal to a new audience and I don’t think there is anything that’s off the table.”
Marks continued on, saying that he’d love to eventually run a Trackhouse Racing entry in the Indianapolis 500, saying: “I’ve already started having discussions like that, just to see what something like that would look like.”
On Tuesday, Trackhouse Racing announced that the organization would be heading to Knoxville, Iowa to play in the dirt, fielding an entry in the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series in the Knoxville Nationals for Shane Stewart on August 11 to 14.
— Trackhouse Racing (@TeamTrackhouse) July 27, 2021
Before the organization even made their debut in the NASCAR Cup Series, Trackhouse Racing and Justin Marks were already dipping their toes into other ventures, partnering with Willie Allen and Rackley WAR to pilot a Late Model at Five Flags Speedway in the Snowball 100.
As a long-time competitor in NASCAR’s top-three series, and a winner in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, Marks has clearly had a passion for motorsports his entire life, and looks to continue his legacy far beyond his driving career, by making Trackhouse Racing a household name across many racing divisions.