According to several confirmed reports, Michael Jordan and business partner Denny Hamlin are forming their own NASCAR racing team and according to a tweet from Hamlin, Bubba Wallace has been selected as the team’s lead driver.
“Growing up in North Carolina, my parents would take my brothers, sisters & me to races, and I’ve been a NASCAR fan my whole life. The opportunity to own my own racing team in partnership w/my friend, Denny Hamlin, & to have Bubba Wallace driving for us, is very exciting for me,” said Jordan about the team acquisition.
“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,” MJ concluded.
Wallace himself also chimed in via Twitter, 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.”