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Michael Jordan 'could not be more proud' of Bubba Wallace after first NASCAR win

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 during 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,” michael-jordan” target=”_blank”>Jordan< family. It was later determined that the knot had been there for some time and wasn’t directed at Wallace, which led to unfounded allegations from some that the incident had been a publicity stunt.

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The 23XI Racing team was already set to add a second car next season with veteran Kurt Busch behind the wheel. Busch, who was running in fourth place when the race was called, was one of many Cup Series drivers who congratulated Wallace on becoming the first Black driver to win a Cup Series race since Wendell Scott scored his only victory in 1963.

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