DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – 50 Egg Music and The Mining Company Project founder Ricky Teal have joined forces with All Out Motorsports to support Korbin Forrister and the No. 7 Toyota Tundra team during the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series season opener on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14 at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
Forrister’s No. 7 Toyota Tundra will include 50 Egg Music and The Mining Company Project branding and feature 50 Egg Music artist Ray Fulcher on the side panels of the truck. The design was created by award-winning motorsports graphic artist Shawn Magee of SMD.
The alliance between All Out Motorsports, 50 Egg Music and Teal is the result of an idea by Teal to create The Mining Company Project, a new initiative designed to bring the arts to the underprivileged.
“The Mining Company Project is a multi dimensional plan that we believe will make a profound impact on a local and national level,” said Teal. “My theory here is to think and act like a true miner. One willing to risk his life to go deep into dangerous places that are dark, dirty, nasty and very rugged to find that which is valuable. When he finds the valued treasure he brings it to a place of light and polishes it to shine for all the world to see.”
Teal is the founder of Sparrow Ranch on the Island, a foundation for those with special needs and their families. The Mining Company Project is not connected to Sparrow Ranch in any way, but the fundamental elements of Teal’s faith, structure, core beliefs and moral integrity will be just as large a part of The Mining Company Project as they are at Sparrow Ranch without compromise.
“We live in a world that has a lot of broken, hurting children and adults hidden in those low dark places,” Teal said. “Our goal is to reach these people and share the talents that God has bestowed upon us with them through the arts, giving them an opportunity that many will never receive. I knew I would need a very powerful team of professionals to make an impact and I found that in my friends at 50 Egg Music.”
Multi-platinum singer songwriter Jonathan Singleton, Grammy-nominated country music artist Luke Combs and 50 Egg Music President Tali Canterbury own a publishing and artist development venture. Singleton originally launched 50 Egg Music in 2016 with the Big Machine Music co-signing of Combs. Also part of the 50 Egg/BMM roster are artist/writer Kenton Bryant, songwriters Reid Isbell, Rob Snyder and Shane Minor and artists Ray Fulcher, Tyler Braden, Ashland Craft, Jacob Lutz and Jenna LaMaster.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Ricky Teal and All Out Motorsports on this exciting venture,” said Canterbury. “The chance to be a part of NASCAR is exciting, but what is more exciting is to partner with Ricky on his vision to bring the arts to the underprivileged members of our community. This is a great opportunity to do just that.”
Teal explained that a conversation between himself and Singleton and Canterbury led directly to the deal with All Out Motorsports for the upcoming race at Daytona Int’l Speedway.
“After sitting down with Jonathan and Tali in Nashville, it was obvious to everyone in the room that this was something we all wanted to be a part of,” Teal explained. “Though we are still early in development and planning stages for The Mining Company Project, it was very important to launch the concept on Valentine’s Day in order to bring life to the vision. Valentine’s Day is a day of love and if I had to use one word to best describe the The Mining Company Project, it would be love.”
Driving the No. 7 50 Egg Music/The Mining Company Project Toyota Tundra during the NextEra Energy Resources 250 will be Forrister, who will be making his 50th NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series start.
“This is such an amazing program to be a part of,” said Forrister. “To be aligned with 50 Egg Music and The Mining Company Project for our race at Daytona is incredible. I can’t wait to get our No. 7 Toyota out on track and promote these two amazing groups. We’re going to do everything we can to park our truck in victory lane.”
In his previous 49 starts in the NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series, Forrister has eight top-15 finishes, including a 13th-place finish last season at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway while driving for All Out Motorsports.
“A special thanks to Ken, Karen and Korbin Forrister owner of All Out Motorsports for believing in me and supporting this project,” Teal said. “Without their help we may not have been able to launch this beautiful project. We are very excited about our chances at Daytona, we feel we have a very fast Truck and a real shot at parking this thing in victory lane.”