Is Michael Jordan a Nascar owner now?

Following years of rumors and speculation, NBA legend Michael Jordan officially announced last September that he would become a NASCAR Cup Series team co-owner along with Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin for the 2021 season and beyond.

Which NASCAR team does Michael Jordan own?

Kurt Busch will drive next season for 23XI Racing, the NASCAR team owned by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan, in a long expected expansion move for the first-year organization. Hamlin, the three-time Daytona 500 winner, partnered with Jordan this year to start a team centered around Bubba Wallace.

Does Michael Jordan own a NASCAR?

Jordan has been a pitchman, an NBA team owner and a tequila connoisseur — and on Sunday, with Wallace at the wheel, he makes his official debut as a NASCAR team owner with 23XI Racing in the Daytona 500.

How is Michael Jordan involved with NASCAR?

Michael Jordan has finally clawed his way into NASCAR through his ownership of 23XI Racing alongside driver Denny Hamlin. Jordan’s inclusion in the sport has sparked plenty of dialogue around the brand new company’s future. All that has quickly led 23XI Racing toward another impending significant move.

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Who is the black NASCAR owner?

Former NBA star Brad Daugherty is a partner with JTG Daugherty Racing and the only other Black owner on the top circuit.

Who owns Denny Hamlin?

23XI Racing

Owner(s) Michael Jordan Denny Hamlin
Principal(s) Steve Lauletta (President)
Base Mooresville, North Carolina
Series NASCAR Cup Series

Who owns Bubba Wallace?

Bubba Wallace says the influence that team owner Michael Jordan has been tremendous for his career. Wallace joined 23XI Racing team last year that Jordan co-founded with fellow driver Denny Hamlin after coming over from Richard Petty Motorsports.

Who is the owner of NASCAR?

The privately owned company was founded by Bill France Sr. in 1948, and his son, Jim France, has been the CEO since August 6, 2018. The company is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida.


Chairperson Mike Helton (Vice Chairman)
CEO Jim France
Official website

Who owns the new NASCAR team?

The NASCAR team co-owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin are adding more star power to their driver lineup. On Friday, 23XI Racing announced that Kurt Busch will drive the No. 45 Toyota starting in 2022 for the expanding Cup organization.

Who just bought a NASCAR team?

Trackhouse’s Justin Marks buying Chip Ganassi Racing’s two-car NASCAR team. Trackhouse Racing owner Justin Marks is purchasing Chip Ganassi Racing’s two-car NASCAR Cup Series team, a move that bolsters Marks’ year-old operation, which includes Pitbull as one of its key partners.

What did Michael Jordan say to Bubba Wallace?

Bubba Wallace earned the victory in Monday’s playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway and a shout-out from a certain co-owner of his 23XI Racing team in the process. “I’m so happy for Bubba and our entire 23XI Racing team,” Michael Jordan said. “This is a huge milestone and a historic win for us.

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Who’s the richest NASCAR owner?

Here’s The 20 Richest NASCAR Drivers Today

  • Kasey Kahne – $50 million.
  • Carl Edwards – $50 million. …
  • Kyle Busch – $50 million. …
  • Kurt Busch – $50 million. …
  • Greg Biffle – $50 million. …
  • Jeff Burton – $45 million. …
  • Michael Waltrip – $35 million. …
  • Denny Hamlin – $30 million. …

How much is Jordan worth?

Jordan’s current net worth stands at a total of 1.6 billion dollars, and here we look at his deal with Nike.

Does Michael Jordan own Bubba Wallace’s team?

With Jordan now as a team owner and Wallace as his main driver, expect to see more and more Black people coming to the races once COVID-19 ends. Despite no longer playing in the NBA, Jordan is still one of the most popular celebrities globally, so his racing team will surely draw major crowds.

Does Brad Daugherty own a NASCAR team?

JTG Daugherty Racing Team

Tad Geschickter along with his wife, Jodi, teamed up with TV analyst & former NBA player Brad Daugherty and Gordon Smith to form JTG Daugherty Racing, which began racing full-time in the Cup Series in 2009. Since then, they have earned one win in 2014.