Akon NASCAR Racing [PHOTOS]: "Smack That" Singer Signs Deal With Joe Henderson III To Lead Akon Motor Sports Team

By Dominique Zonyee (d.scott@mstarsnews.com) | Jun 14, 2013 03:28 PM EDT
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Akon is flexing his mogul forearm and venturing off into the world of racecar driving.  The man behind Lady Gaga and several of your favorite singles and top charting jams has signed a deal with renowned race car driver Joe Henderson III to lead his Akon Motor Sports team, according to Sandra Rose.

Akon's love of cars lead him to turn his hobby into a profitable career.  "I got into motor sports because I've always had a love for cars," Akon said in a press release. Cars were always something that gave me that excitement and that rush for life," he added. "That was what really motivated me to get into motor sports."


Akon hopes his love for motor sports will influence and encourage more minority involvement in NASCAR racing, not just as drivers but as fans in the stands, Sandra Rose reported.

"Akon Motor Sports is bringing forth the best driver you have ever seen in your life," said Akon. "That's right. I'm representing Joe Henderson III with a bang. Make sure you check him out."

Henderson and Akon Motor Sports team will be competing in the NASCAR PRO SERIES EAST race at Langley Speedway in VA. On June 22nd.

Check out Akon Motor Sports and Champion Development and Marketing racing schedule, starring driver Joe Henderson III.

June 22 - Langley speedway
July - 13 Columbus speedway
August 2 - Iowa speedway
September 2 - Greenville speedway
September 21 - New Hampshire
September 27 - Dover
August 21 - Bristol
Sept. 8 - Iowa
Sept. 13 - Chicagoland
Oct. 26 - Martinsville
Nov.1 - Texas speedway
Nov. 8 - Phoenix speedway
Aug. 23 - Bristol
Aug. 31 - Atlanta
Sept. 14 - Chicagoland
Sept. Dover
Oct. 11 - Charlotte
Nov. 2 - Texas speedway

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