Michael Jordan joining NASCAR as a team owner and he will have Bubba Wallace as his driver(Denny Hamlin to be part team-owner)

from Kevin Connolly with www.myfox8.com:/FOX 8 Sports……

This is huge. MJ joining NASCAR as an owner with Denny Hamlin as a partner and Bubba Wallace as the driver is a big win for the sport…..

from WXII TV 12 News:
Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin forming new NASCAR team, taps Bubba Wallace as driver

CHARLOTTE, N.C. —NASCAR announces NBA legend and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan has bought a NASCAR Cup Series Charter for the 2021 season.

Jordan is teaming up with Denny Hamlin for the new team. They have chosen Bubba Wallace as their driver. The Charlotte Hornets says in a news release late Monday night that Wallace has signed a multi-year deal to drive for the team, which has yet to be named.

The team will be a single-car Toyota entry aligned with Joe Gibbs Racing. Hamlin said additional details would be forthcoming.

“The opportunity to own my own racing team in partnership with my friend, Denny Hamlin, and to have Bubba Wallace driving for us, is very exciting for me,” said Jordan. “The timing seemed perfect as NASCAR is evolving and embracing social change more and more. In addition to the recent commitment and donations I have made to combat systemic racism, I see this as a chance to educate a new audience and open more opportunities for Black people in racing.”

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Here is the official announcement from NASCAR.

In a tweet, Wallace calls this a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. He announced earlier this month that he is parting ways with Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the 2020 season. Wallace is the only Black driver at NASCAR’s top level.


  1. Bubba Wallace

    This is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I believe is a great fit for me at this point in my career. I’m grateful and humbled that they believe in me and I’m super pumped to begin this adventure with them.

  2. Denny Hamlin

    Tonight, I’m excited to announce MJ and I are starting a new, single car @NASCAR Cup Series team for 2021. Deciding on a driver was easy – it had to be

  3. This is great for the sport!! It will take a lot of work and money to actually run up front in NASCAR, but MJ loves a challenge, loves the sport and actually has that much money!!

  4. Great news for the sport! A name that big getting involved in NASCAR is exactly what the sport needs. There will be lots of haters, but I won’t be one of them.

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