NASCAR statement on Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin

NASCAR issued the following statement Monday evening following news that Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin were starting a Cup Series team for 2021.

“We proudly welcome Michael Jordan into the NASCAR family, and look forward to watching Michael, Denny Hamlin and Bubba Wallace compete in 2021. Michael is an iconic sports figure and celebrated champion whose fiercely competitive nature has placed him among the greatest athletes of all time. His presence at NASCAR’s top level will further strengthen the competition, excitement and momentum growing around our sport. We wish Michael and his team tremendous success.”