Nascar driver Denny Hamlin and NBA legend Michael Jordan announced that they are set to launch a new NASCAR team. The two have already named Bubba Wallace as their 1-car team and are eagerly waiting for 2021.
Hendrick Motorsports legend, Jimmie Johnson No. 48 is also excited about the new venture which he shared in a twitter tweet, others in the NASCAR community also reacted to the news and it was overall positive.
This is BIG and I’m excited for everyone involved. https://t.co/9VNhEMCrQ0
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) September 22, 2020
Great news. Congratulations to all involved! Very cool to have Michael Jordan part of the sport as an owner with @DennyHamlin, and @BubbaWallace behind the wheel. Looking forward to 2021! https://t.co/hJBYHHBF2p
— Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) September 22, 2020
Jordan will be the first African-American owner in NASCAR. Without a doubt, the stock car racing series will be in esteemed company in 2021. Denny Hamlin is good friends with Jordan.