Michael Jordan enters the world of NASCAR
Michael Jordan is about to enter venture business opportunity in NASCAR.
The six-time NBA Finals MVP and Charlotte Hornets team owner announced in a statement that he and and three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin will form a new race team that will compete in NASCAR CUP for the 2021 season.
Growing up in North Carolina, my parents would take my brothers, sisters and me to races, and I’ve been a NASCAR fan my whole life,” Jordan said.
Jordan acquired black racer Bubba Wallace, who happens to be the first Black-American racer.
“The opportunity to own my own racing team in partnership with my friend Denny Hamlin, and to have Bubba Wallace driving for us is very exciting for me,” Jordan stated.
“The timing seemed perfect as NASCAR is evolving and embracing social change more and more. 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.”
OFFICIAL: Hornets Chairman Michael Jordan and three-time Daytona 500 winner @DennyHamlin have formed a new NASCAR Cup Series race team that will begin competition for the 2021 season.
— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) September 22, 2020