On Sunday, with Wallace at the wheel, the NBA team owner makes his official debut as a NASCAR team owner with 23XI Racing. Michael Jordan is teaming with co-owner Denny Hamlin, a three-time Daytona 500 champion. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.
Did Michael Jordan buy into a NASCAR team?
Following years of watching the sport, Michael Jordan finally chose to take the ownership route in NASCAR. Jordan teamed up with longtime driver Denny Hamlin to create 23XI Racing for the 2021 season.
How much did Michael Jordan spend on his NASCAR team?
When it comes to NASCAR, here’s how the economics shake out: It costs around $400,000 to build a car. Expenses per race can be $1 million or higher. Annual costs to run a competitive team are $20 million to $30 million.
Why did Dodge leave NASCAR?
Despite designing a Gen-6 car, Dodge stepped away from the sport after Brad Keselowski’s 2012 championship. The American automaker pulled its support, unable to find a flagship team to replace the departing Penske Racing.
Does Michael Jordan like NASCAR?
This fascination with stock car racing continued even as basketball earned Jordan boundless fame, a $2 billion fortune and even his own Jordan Brand. Decades since Jordan began his rise on Tobacco Road at UNC, the 57-year-old’s roots in NASCAR country have inspired him to field a Cup Series team of his own.
How much does it cost to run a NASCAR team?
Owning a NASCAR team can be expected to be a very hefty investment. It involves lots of expenses all of which cost a large amount of money. The expected total for owning a NASCAR team is nearly $400,000 per week which over the 38 week season is on average more than $15 million in annual expenses.
How much is a NASCAR team worth?
Hendrick Motorsports was the most valuable NASCAR racing team with a value of 315 million U.S. dollars.
NASCAR racing teams ranked by team value in 2019 (in million U.S. dollars)
|Characteristic||Team value in million U.S. dollars|
|Richard Childress Racing||160|
|Roush Fenway Racing||75|
Who owns the Nascar number 23?
|Owner(s)||Michael Jordan Denny Hamlin|
|Base||Mooresville, North Carolina|
|Series||NASCAR Cup Series|
|Race drivers||23. Bubba Wallace|