Patriots' Moss hopes to race trucks with new motor group

Updated: April 30, 2008, 1:24 AM ET
Associated Press

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. -- New England Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss announced the formation of Moss Motorsports, LLC, and said Tuesday he hopes to have a team in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series by the end of this year.

Moss said his goal is for the team to debut at selected races in the second half of the 2008 season, with a full-time schedule in 2009. Currently, the team has no driver, manufacturer or sponsors lined up.

"We don't have all of the details in place just yet, but I am very excited about Moss Motorsports becoming a part of NASCAR," he said. "I am by nature a very competitive person and this is an outlet for me to compete at another level.

"There are some pretty awesome challenges in building a program like this from the ground up, but I am looking forward to it."

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