Trackhouse Racing co-owner provided some important information. A Pitbull appeared in Jay Leno’s garage and detailed the history of his car.
Pitbull, whose real name is Armando Christian Perez, was the first guest on the episode “Jay Leno’s Garage” that will air on October 12 at 10 p.m. ET on CNBC. Join Leno on a cruise around Burbank in the 310hp 1956 Packard Caribbean.
The duo discussed a wide range of topics, including how Pitbull’s parents came to the United States from Cuba, as well as his performances around the world. They also discussed how much he spent on his first car.
“My first car I ever bought—I bought it for $400—is a four-door Cadillac El Dorado. But I bought it in ’99. Good thing it took me back from A to B and from B to A. That’s all I really needed at the time.”
It was Pitbull’s first purchase of a large Cadillac, but he learned to drive a completely different car. He’s wandered the streets in an old Ford Pinto with a Tony Robbins cassette tape in the deck.
Pitbull discussed his move to NASCAR
“Jay Leno’s Garage” is first and foremost a show about the motoring world, so it was only fitting that the look featured some NASCAR discussion. After all, Pitbull arrived at Burbank wearing a Trackhouse Racing hat featuring Ross Chastain and Daniel Suarez numbers.
The full discussion, which will air on the October 12 episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage,” tackled an important topic. Pitbull explained why he decided to participate in NASCAR.
One interesting note about the episode is that it was filmed early in the 2022 season. At the time, Chastain had only one win – Circuit of the Americas – and Suarez had only two spots in the top five.
The situation has changed dramatically since he rode a pitbull around Burbank with Leno. Chastain won his second race in the Cup Series and moved into the quarter-finals.
By comparison, Suarez made history with his first career win before racing in the Round of 12. He was close to the quarter-finals before the No. 99-wheeled Chevrolet lost its power at Charlotte Roval.
‘Jay Leno’s Garage’ shines a light on the world of NASCAR
Pitbull’s appearance on “Jay Leno’s Garage” is only the latest example of a show featuring members from the NASCAR universe. There is a huge guest list that also includes some examples in ex-driver Danica Patrick in season 7, Jeff Gordon in season 6, Kurt Bosch in season 5, and Roger Pinsky in season 4.
Joey Logano was one of the most unique looks. The Penske team driver met Leno at Auto Club Speedway back in 2016, showing off two versions of his #22 Ford Fusion. One showed the Shell-Pennzoil chart while the other had the AAA chart shown by Logano during races in California and Texas.
As an added bonus, legendary crew chief Leonard Wood made his debut on the track with the 1963 Ford #21. He spotlighted a classic AScar while Logano showcased a modern-day version.
To cut back on looks, Lugano and Lino participated in a friendly race. Team Penske driver took the #21 Wood Brothers Ford while Leno drove the #22 Ford. They didn’t hit full speed during this drive around the Auto Club Speedway, but Lugano had some fun shifting between gears.
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