(WTXL) — Basketball legend Michael Jordan has purchased a NASCAR Cup Series Charter and Bubba Wallace will be the driver for ‘His Airness’ when the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series season begins.
Jordan is the current owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets and now the majority owner of a NASCAR Cup Series team.
Wallace, the series’ lone Black driver in the midst of a career-best season, has found a home after announcing earlier this month that he would not return to Richard Petty Motorsports.
Also announced Monday was news that Denny Hamlin would also be an owner of the team.
Hamlin has long been connected to Jordan through the latter’s Jordan Brand, and the two are close friends.
Wallace has made 105 career starts at NASCAR’s top level, all of them with RPM. He has five top-10 finishes this year, including a fifth-place run in the regular-season finale at Daytona International Speedway, which is also the site of his career-best finish, runner-up in the 2018 Daytona 500.