I’ll let you decide what to make of this…
Jacksonville Jaguars‘ running back Maurice Jones-Drew gave the command to start engines for the second Gatorade Duel race on Thursday. But little did anybody know at that time that the 2010 NFL Pro Bowl selection was considering becoming a NASCAR team owner.
Perhaps even Jones-Drew himself.
On his way to the track, Jones-Drew knew little to nothing about NASCAR. Now, he thinks he has what it takes to be an owner. Here’s what he had to say:
“I want to be an owner. I think that would be exciting. The key to being a good owner is who you have with you. I don’t think any one person can run a race team. You need to have a lot of good people. I would get all the good people I can and I would give them the very best of what they needed. But we’d also have rules. We’d have a way to do things and you’d have to follow that.”
Jones-Drew seems to be on the right track. Yes, you do need good people to run a race team. The question is, does Jones-Drew know who the right people are?
As for his rules, and his way of “doing things”, I’d actually be curious to see what exactly they are. If Jones-Drew has a whole system of how to run a race team figured out, maybe this whole venture would work out for him. After all, NFL stars buying into NASCAR teams isn’t exactly unheard of.
Anybody familiar with Randy Moss Motorsports?
Of course, being a NASCAR team owner is easier said than done, and Jones-Drew’s dream of owning a team is only a day old. But, if he’s serious about owning a team, then this could be fun to watch.