Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin are teaming to star their own NASCAR team. The one driver team will be aligned with Joe Gibbs Racing who Hamlin currently drives for. Hamlin has been dominant this year winning 6 races, and is one of the favorites to bring home the championship. Jordan who also owns the Charlotte Hornets became friends with Hamlin in 2009 when Hamlin attended a Bobcats game. Hamlin was signed by Nike’s Jordan brand two years later. Jordan a lifelong NASCAR fan has been seen at multiple events to cheer on Hamlin, and the two have finally decided to team up.
The team announced that their solo driver would be Bubba Wallace. Wallace became a household name earlier this season when a noose was found in his garage. It was later determined that the noose had been there at least 8 months prior. Wallace currently drives for Richard Petty Motorsports announced earlier this year that he would be leaving the team at the end of the season.
Wallace will now go from driving for one of the greatest drivers in history to one of the greatest athletes all time, and one of the best drivers in the Cup Series. My only hope is that he gets to drive the #23 car with some type of black and red paints scheme.