Is Michael Jordan going into Nascar?

Michael Jordan pairs up with Denny Hamlin to create 23XI Racing. Following years of speculation, Michael Jordan finally pulled the trigger on jumping into the fray as a NASCAR team owner. Months before the 2021 season, Jordan and minority partner Denny Hamlin announced the creation of 23XI Racing.

Is Michael Jordan involved in NASCAR?

Decades since Jordan began his rise on Tobacco Road at UNC, the 57-year-old’s roots in NASCAR country have inspired him to field a Cup Series team of his own. 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.

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.

Did Michael Jordan buy an existing NASCAR team?

The Furniture Row guys proved that you can do it as an independent team. It’s out there. The template is out there.

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What did Michael Jordan say to Bubba Wallace?

“I think he presents a great opportunity. Not just as an African-American, but in terms of talent,” Jordan said when asked why he chose Wallace. “He’s someone who aspires to be good. All you have to do is support him.”

What’s Bubba Wallace’s net worth?

Darrell Wallace, Jr., better as Bubba Wallace, has made his mark on the world of NASCAR over the last few years with high finishes in some of the sport’s top races. His success on the racetrack has helped him rack up a net worth of $3 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.

Who owns NASCAR 23?

23 and 45 Toyota teams for drivers Bubba Wallace and Kurt Busch, with a technical alliance with JGR.

23XI Racing.

Owner(s) Michael Jordan Denny Hamlin
Principal(s) Steve Lauletta (President)
Base Mooresville, North Carolina
Series NASCAR Cup Series

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.

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.

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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 just bought into NASCAR?

Michael Jordan Just Bought His Own NASCAR Team and Bubba Wallace is Driving. He is already the GOAT of one sport and solid minor-leaguer in another, but basketball icon Michael Jordan is now set to tackle a new beast.

Is Bubba Wallace still driving for Michael Jordan?

Bubba Wallace becomes second Black driver to win top-level NASCAR race. Wallace is in his first season driving for 23X1 Racing, a team co-owned by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan.

Is Jordan happy with Bubba Wallace?

“I’m so happy for Bubba and our entire 23XI Racing team,” Jordan said in a statement after the victory. “This is a huge milestone and a historic win for us. From the day we signed him, I knew Bubba had the talent and Denny and I could not be more proud of him.”

Has Bubba Wallace won a Nascar race?

What it means for history, 23XI. Bubba Wallace won NASCAR’s playoff Cup race at Talladega to become the first Black driver in nearly 60 years to win at stock car racing’s top level.

How much is Michael Jordan worth?

Jordan’s current net worth stands at a total of 1.6 billion dollars, and here we look at his deal with Nike. Back in 1984, he signed a contract with Nike, as the US brand agreed to an upfront commitment of 250,000 dollars and his own sneaker line.

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