Racing: Bubba Wallace – Hamlin reveals how ‘fake news’ article inspired Michael Jordan to own NASCAR

Usually the narrative and reality is that fake news causes trouble. But in some cases, some very rare cases, it can cause the opposite of the problems. Just look at the origin story of 23XI Racing, the NASCAR team owned by Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan.

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It’s a revelation that was revealed in the recent Netflix docu-series, “Race: Bubba Wallace.”

In the second episode, Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin recalled an incident on a normal day during the 2020 lockdown. Hamlin described how team ownership had always been something that “really pissed off” his interest, how he considered it his “long-term project” stay in NASCAR.

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“And then a news article came out, kind of the one that wasn’t really real. It said, ‘Current NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan are looking to buy a stake.’ And I think that was just a speculative article,” he said.

Hamlin then sent this article to Michael Jordan, who immediately had a funny reaction – “HA, HA. Obviously, fake news.

“But if you want to make it a real news, let me know”, Jordan added.

That was all Denny Hamlin needed. Because a day or two later he flew to Florida, met Jordan and offered him a business plan. “Let me check, and we’ll get back to you. » said Jordan.

Well, he came back.

The 23XI Racing Team was formed and the catalyst was a fake news article.

Michael Jordan gave Bubba Wallace the most Michael Jordan advice

In a recent maintenance23XI Racing driver Bubba Wallace has revealed the advice his boss Michael Jordan gave him.

“When we were talking about having bad luck in a race he said, ‘there is no bad luck, you create your own luck’ and I was like I would never talk about bad luck again” , said Wallace.

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Not surprisingly, Michael Jordan is the kind of competitor who, whatever he does, wants to win. This is also the case for 23XI Racing. Because while many may view it from a cynical perspective, thinking Jordan is just adding to his portfolio.

But for Michael Jordan, it’s another opportunity to win, to prove he’s a winner in another area.

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Fortunately, the other members of 23XI Racing also share the same goals.

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