Denny Hamlin on what Michael Jordan brings as team owner: 'I can't decide'

Other than Tyler Reddick, who made his way to victory lane in Sunday's GEICO 500 at Talladega Superspeedway, no one was happier at the racetrack than Michael Jordan.

Jordan, an NBA legend and co-owner of 23XI Racing, was finally there to see one of his drivers win and was on hand to celebrate afterward. Reddick's four-year-old son Beau was in Jordan's arms as Reddick claimed victory on the front straight at Talladega.

Now three years after 23XI began competing in the NASCAR Cup Series, the fledgling team has racked up six victories, with Reddick taking the first of the season. Denny Hamlin, 23XI's other co-owner, couldn't be more satisfied with the partnership between him and Jordan and the direction the team is headed.

“It's hard to say what he brings other than belonging to the greatest athlete in the world,” Hamlin said in his statements. Harmful actions Podcast. “He obviously has some business connections that he brings to the table. One thing I definitely like about him is that when I ask him to, I try not to ask him to do too much, but he understands when I ask him to do something, it's important. And he can turn it on.” The right time with the right people. He is always curious when we meet and welcome VIPs. He wants to know their names, who they are, what their affiliation is, and what their job is.

Michael Jordan compares Tyler Reddick's win over Talladega to an NBA victory

“To have someone who really cares about the people who invest in him and his race team, it definitely goes a long way. He's definitely not an absentee owner. He cares about that, he's a racing fan first. I'm very grateful that we've built the friendship that has been We've been together for 14 years and what it's grown into has been amazing and I find myself pinching myself sometimes because not only are things going well for me in my career, but also to be affiliated and have the partners that we have with Toyota and Michael Jordan and all the sponsors involved with 23XI. “It's just surreal to me.”

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Jordan was among the first to greet Reddick when he finally made it to victory lane.

“You know, this is the NBA playoffs right now. To me, this is like an NBA playoff,” Jordan said. Jimmy Little Fox Sports After the race. “I'm so happy for the fans who support the sport itself. We've put so much effort into trying to raise ourselves to compete against the best players in the sport. But we've put in the hard work just to be where we are.

“For us, to win a big race like this, it means a lot to me because of the effort the team put in. I'm all in. I love it. It replaces a lot of the competitiveness that I had in basketball. And it's worse because I have no control.” If I'm playing basketball, I have complete control, but I don't have any control. I live vicariously through the drivers and all the crew chiefs and everyone.

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