23XI Racing co-owner Michael Jordan saluted Bubba Wallace for his first NASCAR Cup Series win in Talladega on Monday.

Michael Jordan was in Bubba Wallace's pits during the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International in August.

Michael Jordan was in Bubba Wallace’s pits through the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International in August.
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“I’m so happy for Bubba and our entire 23XI Racing team. This is a huge milestone and a historic win for us,” Jordan stated in a press release posted to the workforce’s Twitter account.

“From the day we signed him, I knew Bubba had the talent to win and Denny and I could not be more proud of him. Let’s go!”

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The win within the rain-shortened YellaWood 500 was the primary for the one-car workforce, which was launched by Jordan and Denny Hamlin this season with Wallace as its solely driver.

“It’s Talladega. It’s his home state. Everything that happened at Talladega last year. Things that Bubba didn’t ask to happen but he had to go through it,” Hamlin stated of the win, which came about on the similar observe the place a rope tied right into a noose-like knot was present in Wallace’s storage final summer season, sparking an outpouring of help from the NASCAR household. It was later decided that the knot had been there for a while and wasn’t directed at Wallace, which led to unfounded allegations from some that the incident had been a publicity stunt.

The 23XI Racing workforce was already set so as to add a second automotive subsequent season with veteran Kurt Busch behind the wheel. Busch, who was operating in fourth place when the race was known as, was one among many Cup Series drivers who congratulated Wallace on turning into the primary Black driver to win a Cup Series race since Wendell Scott scored his solely victory in 1963.