NASCAR Twitter Is Lighting Up Following Bubba Wallace’s 2021 Team Announcement

by Josh Lanier
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Bubba Wallace is joining Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin’s newly formed NASCAR team. As with all things Bubba Wallace, Twitter has some thoughts on it.

After Wallace left Richard Petty Motorsports earlier this month speculation over where he would land has been one of the most talked about topics in NASCAR. Sunday’s announcement came as a surprise to most.

But as news spilled out, Twitter had some thoughts. And fans’ feelings were mixed to say the least.

There were, of course, the haters. They were not fans of the announcement.

While there were many excited about the partnership.

The tweet refers to NASCAR banning the Confederate flag earlier this summer. Wallace was seen as the most vocal proponent of keeping the flag out.

But most saw Jordan’s involvement as a good thing.

In the press release announcing the formation of the team, Jordan, 57, said he considered himself a lifelong fan of NASCAR. In addition, the Bulls legend said he wanted to bring more diversity to the sport.

“Historically, NASCAR has struggled with diversity and there have been few Black owners,” Jordan said. “The timing seemed perfect as NASCAR is evolving and embracing social change more and more. In addition to the recent commitment and donations I have made to combat systemic racism, I see this as a chance to educate a new audience and open more opportunities for Black people in racing.”

Michael Jordan

There was a pocket of Twitter who was very happy to hear about the partnership.