NBC legend and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series team co-owner Michael Jordan admits he shed a tear after seeing his driver Bubba Wallace claim his maiden Cup victory at Talledega on Monday following a rain delay which led to the race been suspended to Monday.
Speaking during an interview with NBC Sports which airs tonight, Jordan who co-owns 23XI Racing with Denny Hamlin said:
“I dropped a tear because I know his passion and I know Denny had to feel the same way. It’s like your little brother actually winning a race.”
Denny Hamlin commented on Wallace’s win and his first as a team owner saying:
I started getting emotional when I saw the emotion that they had.”
Hamlin also spoke about owning a team with Michael Jordan saying:
“I could not do this without him and I don’t think he could do this without me, and I think that those two things just make this team work.”