50-1?: Floyd Mayweather's "Former" Team, The Money Team, Re-Brands To Team AmeriVet

Floyd Mayweather may have experienced his first KO of his career, but not in boxing, in NASCAR.
NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 - Practice
NASCAR Cup Series 64th Annual Daytona 500 - Practice / James Gilbert/GettyImages

Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have seen his first knockout in his career but it comes in an unconventinal route.

The Money Team, which "was" partially owned by the boxing legend himself, quietly showed up on Fox Sports NASCAR reporter Bob Pockrass' entry list for this weekend's Coke 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. However, the team was shown to have rebranded, taking on the name "Team AmeriVet."

Team AmeriVet is set to run their debut race this weekend with former Cup Series driver & veteran Ty Dillon, making his first Cup start since the 2023 season.

The team is partnered with Amerivet Securities, which is dubbed the "leading service-disabled veteran-owned broker-dealer," hence the team's name and the team itself will sposnor the car for what may be the only race the group runs this season.

While it is unclear who the people are behind this effort this Sunday, it is almost a guarantee that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is no longer involved with the venture, although the team will still garner Floyd's famous #50, representing his career wins.

Obviously losing a major celebrity endorsement such as Mayweather is a blow in regard to the publicity opportunities that come to play but the team itself was not consistently on track enough to truly make an impact in that regard.

Over the course of two seasons as The Money Team, or "TMT," Floyd's team has competed in 6 races, including qualifying into both of their Daytona 500 efforts while also fielding entries across tracks such as COTA & also Charlotte (both Oval & Roval).

The team would also see two different drivers across their brief stints, giving opportunities to Kaz Grala & IndyCar regular Conor Daly.

Overall, looking back at The Money Team's performances, the team has yet to crack the Top 10, let alone the Top 20, and had its up-and-downs including last year's Daytona 500 when Daly experienced some notable problems with the car, somehow still qualifying.

Hopefully, Team AmeriVet will be able to get the team off and running and produce substantial performances in what looks to be a part-time effort.

Under Floyd's management, it seemed like the team wasn't operated to its fullest potential and maybe Amerivet can bring something the team to help get it going again.

One big positive is the fact that they are in Chevrolet equipment, which is arguably the strongest manufactuerer in NASCAR, potentially giving this team a boost heading into their first race.

Hopefully there will be good things to come for this relatively young program and maybe this new ownership can bring that.