Slam Dunk: Jordan picks 23 for car number of new NASCAR team

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) โ€” Michael Jordan has selected 23 as the car number for his new NASCAR team in 2021.

Jordan and three-time Daytona 500 champion Denny Hamlin had already announced they are forming a NASCAR team with Bubba Wallace as the driver.

The name of the team is 23XI Racing. That stands for 23 and 11 in honor of Jordanโ€™s retired uniform number with the Chicago Bulls and Hamlin’s car number for Joe Gibbs Racing.

Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver at NASCARโ€™s top level, will drive the No. 23 car.

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