Akon revealed a hidden passion: Racing. Be on the lookout for Akon Motor Sports, a sports agency the singer says is coming soon. In addition, Akon announced that he has signed NASCAR racer Joe Henderson. AMS will begin operating in the upcoming 2013 NASCAR season and Henderson will compete in the competition’s K&N Pro Series East race circuit. “I got into motor sports because I’ve always had a love for cars,” Akon said in a statement. “Cars were always something that gave me that excitement and that rush for life. That was what really motivated me to get into motor sports.” The 40-year-old is hoping his company will help attract more interest in NASCAR from the minority community. “Joe Henderson is a trailblazer and according to industry insiders, has the ability to be a monumental figure, in a sport where African-American men are scarce,” the singer added.