Following years of rumors and speculation, NBA legend Michael Jordan officially announced last September that he would become a NASCAR Cup Series team co-owner along with Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin for the 2021 season and beyond.
Is Michael Jordan joining NASCAR?
Jordan has joined forces with defending Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin to co-own a new race team, 23X1 ― with a nod to Jordan’s No. 23 jersey number. Bubba Wallace will be behind the wheel, beginning at Sunday’s Daytona 500. “He’s just a big fan of the sport and always has been,” Hamlin said of Jordan.
What NASCAR team is Michael Jordan part of?
Kurt Busch will drive next season for 23XI Racing, the NASCAR team owned by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan, in a long expected expansion move for the first-year organization. Hamlin, the three-time Daytona 500 winner, partnered with Jordan this year to start a team centered around Bubba Wallace.
Who is Michael Jordan’s Nascar driver?
Michael Jordan’s decision to become a NASCAR Cup Series team owner and hire Bubba Wallace as his driver is about nothing more than winning.
Who just bought a Nascar team?
Trackhouse Racing owner Justin Marks is purchasing Chip Ganassi Racing’s two-car NASCAR Cup Series team, a move that bolsters Marks’ year-old operation, which includes Pitbull as one of its key partners.
Who owns Hamlin’s car?
|Owner(s)||Michael Jordan Denny Hamlin|
|Principal(s)||Steve Lauletta (President)|
|Base||Mooresville, North Carolina|
|Series||NASCAR Cup Series|
Who does Bubba Wallace race for?
Wallace is in his first season driving for 23X1 Racing, a team owned by both Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan. Wallace broke down in tears after he returned to his parked No. 23 Toyota. The car number was picked for co-owner Jordan, who wore 23 in the NBA.
Who owns Bubba Wallace?
Jordan is the first Black principal owner of a full-time Cup team since Hall of Famer Wendell Scott drove his own race car in 495 races from 1961 to 1973. Jordan and Hamlin purchased a charter for their team from Germain Racing that guarantees Wallace a spot in the 40-car Cup Series field every week.
What did Michael Jordan say to Bubba Wallace?
Jordan said he texted Wallace and Hamlin “all the time” to learn more and be prepared to draw parallels between his basketball career and their experiences on the racetrack. “If you don’t have an opportunity to win, it’s so demoralizing,” said Jordan, who faced criticism before winning his first N.B.A.
Is Kurt Busch replacing Bubba Wallace?
Kurt Busch’s ride for 2022 is official. 23XI Racing announced Friday that Busch would be joining the team next season as it expands to two cars. The 2004 Cup Series champion will team with Bubba Wallace on the team owned by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan.
How much has Michael Jordan invested in NASCAR?
One of his recently started investments is a NASCAR team, in which he has invested $150 Million. How much money has Michael Jordan invested in NASCAR?
What NASCAR Team Did Lebron James invest in?
The investment also adds to James’s shares in Liverpool of the Premier League and his foothold with NASCAR’s Roush Fenway Racing team, which he bought into in 2011.
Is Chip Ganassi getting out of NASCAR?
Chip Ganassi sold his NASCAR team to Justin Marks, owner of Trackhouse Racing, and declared Wednesday that he will pull out of the nation’s top stock car series at the end of this season. … “I’m not out of racing, I’m just out of NASCAR,” Ganassi said. “I still have an IndyCar team.