I know, I know…NASCAR hasn’t been the same since Earnhardt left. BUT, this is still pretty cool news: Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin are purchasing a NASCAR Team, with Bubba Wallace driving.

In the announcement, Jordan says, “Historically, NASCAR has struggled with diversity and there have been few Black owners,” adding that this is, “a┬áchance to educate a new audience and open more opportunities for Black people in racing.”

Although a minority owner of the new team with Jordan, Denny Hamlin will continue to drive the #11 car as a member of Joe Gibbs Racing.

The Jordan/Hamlin team will feature a single car. “This is a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that I believe is a great fit for me at this point in my career,” says Bubba Wallace.


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