It seems like Air Jordan is all set to switch to Rev Jordan! Yes, you guessed it right – Michael Jordan starts NASCAR team and will have Bubba Wallace behind the steering wheel.
On September 21, Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan announced that they would start a single car series team for the 2021 NASCAR Cup. They also confirmed that the first driver would be Bubba.
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Michael Jordan Starts NASCAR Team
Michael Jordan posted that he grew up in North Carolina and would visit many races with parents and siblings. He was a fan of NASCAR ever since he was a child. He always wanted to have a racing team, and he is delighted to share it with his friend Hamlin. Jordan also said that Bubba driving for them is equally exciting. Additionally, he said that it is the best time to get black owners at the NASCAR as the industry struggles to become diverse.
Jordan said that he is actively trying to fight systematic racism while making commitments and giving donations. He said that this step would help him educate the audience and make more opportunities available for Black people. To that, Denny explained why Bubba Wallace is the best fit for this.
— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) September 22, 2020
Bubba was a part of team Richard Petty Motorsports, but left earlier in 2020, due to the noose scandal. The man said that this opportunity comes once-in-a-lifetime, and he didn’t want to let it go.
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.
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) September 22, 2020
Wallace said that Denny and Michael are amazing competitors and focused on building the best possible team. They will go all out to compete in a race and win it. He said that he is humbled and grateful that they believed in him, and he is excited to start the new journey.
As per the latest reports, Denny is known to buy the charter from Germain Racing. Jordan is the principal owner, while Hamlin is a minority partner. Moreover, he will continue to drive as he already does for Joe Gibbs Racing. Wallace signed a multi-year deal and is gearing up for races.
Statement from Bob Germain on the future of Germain Racing: pic.twitter.com/3TbVwyfzRZ
— Germain Racing (@GermainRacing) September 22, 2020
There is no data on the number, team name, sponsors, or car manufacturers right now. However, it will soon be out, and the team is excited about their new journey.