NBA legend and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan is forming a new NASCAR team with NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin. Their team’s driver will be Bubba Wallace.
Hamlin made the announcement on twitter saying, “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 @BubbaWallace.” Jordan retweeted him soon afterward.
Wallace retweeted Hamlin, saying, “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.”
Wallace later tweeted:
“Historically, NASCAR has struggled with diversity, and there have been few Black owners,” Jordan said in a statement. “The timing seemed perfect, as NASCAR is evolving and embracing social change more and more.”