Emmitt Smith joins Xfinity workforce as half proprietor

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Emmitt Smith, the NFL’s profession dashing chief, is becoming a member of the Xfinity Collection as an element proprietor of Jesse Iwuji Motorsports.

Iwuji is fielding his personal workforce as an owner-driver, and now he has Smith on board.

Smith joins a rising checklist of sports activities personalities to get entangled in motorsports workforce possession, together with former NFL coach Joe Gibbs and former NBA stars Michael Jordan and Brad Daugherty.

“It was primarily due to my relationship with Jesse,” Smith mentioned through the tv broadcast of Saturday’s race at Michigan Worldwide Speedway. “I do comply with what Jordan and different guys do. However often once I get into one thing, it is due to a relationship. All persons are in search of is a chance.”

Iwuji, who has been racing half time within the collection since 2018, is from the Dallas space and serves as a lieutenant commander within the U.S. Navy Reserve.

He’s one among two Black drivers recurrently competing in a nationwide collection. Bubba Wallace competes within the Cup Collection. And Iwuji is hoping Smith’s involvement will assist carry diversify to the game and entice extra sponsorship.

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