Marc Weinreich
Wednesday February 5th, 2014

50 Cent will be making appearances at various NASCAR events this season as part of the deal (Charlotte Observer/Getty Images) 50 Cent will be making appearances at various NASCAR events this season. (Charlotte Observer/Getty Images)

In an unlikely partnership, rap mogul 50 Cent was announced Wednesday as the co-sponsor of NASCAR's Swan Racing, according to a statement by the racing company this week.

Born Curtis Jackson, 50 will have his SMS Audio logo on Swan Racing's two cars in the Spring Cup Series as well as logos on the uniforms of its two drivers, Parker Kligerman and Cole Whitt. The racers will be featured on specially-branded Swan SMS Audio headphones and, as part of the deal, Jackson will make appearances at various racing events throughout 2014.

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