MBM Motorsport is a new sports car team based in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was founded by Dale Earnhardt, who is also the team's driver. MBM, abbreviated as MBM, Motorsport Company, and occasionally known as Carl Long motorsports, is an American professional open-wheel auto racing team that competes in both the NASCAR Cup series and the Nationwide Series.
The original NASCAR series of motor racing began with the sanctioning body for professional car racing in 1958. The NASCAR Cup series was created to expand on the popular NASCAR racing championship. Each season in the Cup series adds new races around the country and changes the format of the series to make it more appealing to the audience.
MBM motorsport is one of the premier teams in the Cup series and is known for its success. The team is headed up by Earnhardt, who is considered one of the best drivers in the world. MBM is known for its ability to develop innovative designs and to put on exciting races.
Since MBM is the newest entrant in the field of motor racing, many of its rivals are eager to beat them at their own game. In recent years MBM has been known to be aggressive when it comes to its marketing efforts, often using controversial stunts to promote its brand, including using race cars as billboard advertising.
The name of MBM is derived from the initials of Dale Earnhardt, Jr., a son of the famous NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt. According to some reports, Earnhardt was involved in a legal dispute with a former business associate over control of a company that had been owned by his father.
MBM motorsport's history as a racing team can be traced back to its inception in 2020, when it made its debut in the North American Le Mans Series, running at the Petit Le Mans race. The next year, the team moved into the International Motorsports Le Mans Championship, where it finished fourth, but failed to qualify for the next season. In its second year in the IRL, MBM managed to secure a position as the third-fastest driver in the class and then claimed several victories, until it was disqualified from the series for having too much equipment in its car.
MBM continued to grow in popularity throughout the next few seasons, until it reached the pinnacle of its popularity in the NASCAR Cup series. Although it failed to qualify for the championship again, it managed to win its first three races and claimed six of the ten championships it received during its reign. MBM won seven of its final eight races and finished sixth in the championship standings.
MBM motorsport is the first NASCAR team to enter the prestigious international car racing circuit, competing in Formula 1 racing. They have also entered the European Le Mans Series, which is similar to the NASCAR Cup series in that it uses a similar format and includes four races, and championships within those races. The team has won all of its championships since its debut in the IRL series. It is one of only a handful of teams to ever compete in the Blancpain Endurance Trophy, an international endurance driving event that is also used to crown the best and most respected endurance racing drivers in the world.