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Jimmie Johnson Jump-Starts IndyCar Move With Surprising Sponsor

Sports Illustrated
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Jimmie Johnson needed funding for his move to IndyCar so the seven-time NASCAR champion transitioned into a salesman for the first time. He’ll continue selling all next year as representative for the online auto retailer Carvana. Johnson and Chip Ganassi Racing on Saturday announced Carvana......
Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

Bubba Wallace to Drive No. 23 Car for Jordan’s Team

Sports Illustrated
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Sports Illustrated - NCAA Football

College Football and Bounty Hunting: A Jackman’s Journey to NASCAR

Sports Illustrated
http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTc2MjU2NDgyNjg4Mzc4NzU5/tj-semke.jpg Madeline Coleman T.J. Semke almost wasn’t here on pit road, working as a jackman for Chase Elliott’s team in the NASCAR Cup Series. Instead, he might’ve been in the NFL as a defensive end. During his junior year at Lee’s Summit (Mo.) North High, Semke fractured a vertebra, and......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Kyle Larson Reinstated to Compete in NASCAR in 2021

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Kyle Larson can return to NASCAR competition next season following a long suspension for using a racial slur while playing a video game. He was suspended in April for after he used the n-word while......
TMZ.com

Kyle Larson Reinstated By NASCAR After N-Word Incident, Can Return in 2021

TMZ
Breaking News NASCAR has officially reinstated Kyle Larson after his infamous n-word incident — clearing the way for the 28-year-old to race again in 2021 … but there are a BUNCH of catches. Remember, Larson was fired by the Chip Ganassi Racing team and dropped by his sponsors after he......
E! Online

The Bradshaw Bunch Preview: Can Erin Convince Sister Rachel to Sing at a NASCAR Race? – E! Online

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Sisterly support. In this clip from Thursday, Oct. 22’s all-new The Bradshaw Bunch, Erin Bradshaw convinces sister Rachel Bradshaw to perform at a NASCAR race. However, since Rachel… E! Online – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here...
ESPN

Elliott wins as Kyle Busch bounced from playoffs

ESPN
CONCORD, N.C. — NASCAR will crown a new champion this year following Kyle Busch‘s elimination in the second round of the playoffs. Chase Elliott won Sunday on the hybrid road course-oval at Charlotte Motor Speedway, where four drivers, including Busch, were trimmed from title contention. Busch likely needed to win......
ESPN

Bowman shuffled to No. 48 to replace Johnson

ESPN
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The most coveted seat in NASCAR belongs to Alex Bowman in a Hendrick Motorsports lineup shuffle to replace seven-time champion Jimmie Johnson in the iconic No. 48 Chevrolet. Bowman and crew chief Greg Ives, who won five championships with Johnson as his engineer, will move from the......
New York Times - Sports

Michael Jordan’s Big Play in NASCAR Could Help Diversify Its Fan Base

New York Times
Jonathan Abrams “A lot of naysayers, a lot of the Bubba haters were saying he got fired and Bubba was out in the ocean without a paddle,” Ribbs said. “That cat’s on an ocean liner now. Ribbs and Lester both said they heard news of the formation days before the......
Sports Illustrated - NFL

John Hunter Nemechek is Carrying on a Family Legacy

Sports Illustrated
Two days, two races, two wins. Joe Nemechek swept NASCAR’s Nationwide and Sprint Cup Series races at Kansas Speedway on October 10, 2004. He was the first driver to do so, and it was the first sweep of his career. Not to mention the fact that he won the pole......
ESPN

Michael Jordan’s road to being a NASCAR owner, 14 years in the making

ESPN
Michael Jordan is now a NASCAR team owner. Maybe it reads strange. Maybe it sounds strange. But the road to making that sentence a reality isn’t as nearly as long or as rocky as most might think. On Monday night, the sports world was buzzing when news broke that Jordan......
BBC USA

NBA legend Jordan forms Nascar team

BBC
Bubba Wallace is Nascar’s sole full-time black driver Basketball legend Michael Jordan and three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin have formed a single-car Nascar Cup Series team, with Bubba Wallace as their driver. Wallace is Nascar’s sole black full-time driver while Jordan is the second black team owner at its......
ESPN

MJ, Hamlin to field car with Bubba Wallace driving

ESPN
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Denny Hamlin has joined Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan to form a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as the driver, a high-profile pairing of a Black majority team owner and the only Black driver at NASCAR’s top level. The partnership was announced Monday night in coordinated social......
CBS US News

Bubba Wallace to race for Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin in 2021 NASCAR Cup Series

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Basketball legend Michael Jordan has entered the realm of NASCAR by purchasing a Cup Series charter in partnership with Denny Hamlin. Bubba Wallace will be the driver for the single-car team beginning in 2021, NASCAR announced Monday. Wallace, NASCAR’s......
Sports Illustrated - MMA

Jordan Tabs Bubba Wallace as Driver for New NASCAR Team

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press Wilfredo Lee-Pool Photo CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Denny Hamlin is starting his own race car team in partnership with Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan and Bubba Wallace as the driver. Hamlin, a three-time Daytona 500 winner and top......
TMZ.com

Michael Jordan Starting NASCAR Team with Bubba Wallace as Driver

TMZ
Breaking News Air Jordan is about to become Rev Jordan — because Michael is teaming up with a NASCAR legend to start his own racing team … with Bubba Wallace behind the wheel. MJ and Denny Hamlin made the announcement late Monday, saying they were kicking off a new, single......

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