Hard work pays off, and one Hudson Valley man's determination and dedication to the sport of racing has led his team to another finish sat the world-famous Daytona 500.

Willy Auchmoody was tapped last year to be the general manager of the newly-formed The Money Team Racingfunded by retired boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather. This year's Dayton 500 was especially exciting for the team, because their #50 car (the number is a nod to Mayweather's perfect 50-0 professional record) almost missed the race entirely.

The Hudson Valley, NY Represented at the 2023 Daytona 500

"It's been an intense week to say the least!", began a Facebook post from The Money Team Racing. "After some technical issues, and missing qualifying we managed and made our way into the Daytona 500 through the second duel race on Thursday night. Despite all the ups and downs, we finished the race in 29th." Not only did they finish the renowned race, but an achievement by their new driver made history and put him alongside a very elite group of racers.

Hudson Valley, NY-Managed Team Makes History with New Driver

After Sunday's race, Conor Daly, the driver behind the wheel of TMT's Chevrolet, put himself in the history books. He joins famed racers like Jimmie Johnson, Mario Andretti, and Tony Stewart by being one of only 62 drivers to have raced in both the Daytona 500 and the Indianapolis 500.

Support for The Money Team Racing

The support for both Daly and the #50 car has been overwhelmingly positive, although some race fans still have reservations about the new team. "That car better be ready to get up and maintain speed or NASCAR will park it. Connor is very lucky that he made the race with that car", came one comment. "NASCAR brass will be watching for sure, they are not going to allow that car to cause wrecks because every few laps it’s in the way again", they continued.

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