Reaction to the entrance of Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin into the ranks of NASCAR team ownership with Bubba Wallace as their driver for the 2021 NASCAR Cup Series was wide-ranging after Monday night’s blockbuster news.
The single-car team won’t hit the track until next year, but the reaction through social media was already overwhelmingly positive. A sampling:
Great news. Congratulations to all involved! Very cool to have Michael Jordan part of the sport as an owner with @DennyHamlin, and @BubbaWallace behind the wheel. Looking forward to 2021! https://t.co/hJBYHHBF2p
— Jeff Gordon (@JeffGordonWeb) September 22, 2020
— Lewis Hamilton (@LewisHamilton) September 22, 2020
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) September 22, 2020
This is BIG and I’m excited for everyone involved. https://t.co/9VNhEMCrQ0
— Jimmie Johnson (@JimmieJohnson) September 22, 2020
Oh dip!!!! Love everything about this! https://t.co/X7ddfUFfLN
— Gabrielle Union (@itsgabrielleu) September 22, 2020
— Rodney Childers (@RodneyChilders4) September 22, 2020
father please forgive me I’m gonna spend so much money on Bubba Wallace jumpman gear https://t.co/1Kl1c9vPRg
— Mike Golic Jr (@mikegolicjr) September 22, 2020
So proud of @BubbaWallace.
He stepped up his performance this year, and stepped up for what he believes is right. Both of which attracted plenty of attention and sponsor dollars. The love and support will always drown out the hate.
And leads now to this amazing opportunity. 👊🏻 https://t.co/8hfDiguqS8
— Freddie Kraft (@FreddieKraft) September 22, 2020
WOW!!! Pretty crazy stuff, always good to see new teams going to the track👍🏻 https://t.co/KetHTMUcTv
— Cole Custer (@ColeCuster) September 22, 2020
With one sleep, 3 things coming to mind.
1 Seems to be a move for MJ in line w being more publicly active; he brings enormous presence.
2 Mad respect to @dennyhamlin for recognizing & working to put it together.
— JR Hildebrand (@JRHildebrand) September 22, 2020