Chicago Bull legend Michael Jordan has announced that he will purchase a NASCAR Cup Series Charter. Bubba Wallace will be the new pilot of ‘His Airness’ when the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season begins. In addition, his partner will be Denny Hamlin.
In a recent news release, Michael Jordan does not hide his admiration for NASCAR. He also says he’s excited to be working with Bubble Wallace.
Here’s what Jordan stated:
“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. 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.
Historically, NASCAR has struggled with diversity and there have been few Black owners. 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.”
After this news, Gabrielle Union, the wife of Chicago-born basketball player Dwyane Wade, took to Twitter and showed her reaction to MJ’s this amazing move. She said she liked everything about this news by retweeted the news.
Here’s what she wrote:
“Oh dip!!!! Love everything about this!”
Check out the Twitter post below.
Oh dip!!!! Love everything about this! https://t.co/X7ddfUFfLN
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) September 22, 2020