NBA legend Michael Jordan and NASCAR driver Tyler Reddick were spotted chatting after the playoffs at Talladega Superspeedway.
The former Chicago Bulls legend is the owner of the NASCAR team 23XI Racing, which features drivers Bubba Wallace, Tyler Reddick, Travis Pass Travis Pastrana and Kamui Kobayashi drive the No. 23, 45 and 67 Toyotas currently racing with Joe Gibbs.
Michael Jordan showed up to one of the most anticipated races in the Talladega Cup Series to cheer on his drivers, Tyler Reddick and Bubba Wallace. Post-race, he was spotted talking to the No. 45 driver after his disappointing 16th-place finish.
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The relationship between 23XI Racing teammates Tyler Reddick and Bubba Wallace is reportedly experiencing some friction. Before the race at Talladega, Redick said in a pregame interview that he might not lend a helping hand to teammate Bubba Wallace.
talk with front stretchHe said:
“I mean, for the most part, you can help yourself by helping your production line. If you can get around coworkers or even teammates, that’s even better. So I wouldn’t say it’s too crazy, like You’re not going to sacrifice your route just because the guy in front of you is fighting in the same position you’re scoring.”
in his Post game interviewBubba Wallace said:
“I hate us and I hate #45 Because I told him, when I started back up, not to lift, we should stay lined up and wrap it around, maybe until the last lap. It would be a different outcome. But unfortunately we were too buried to win the game. So, not a championship car, just the right front sliding in there. So, no damage done, but all in all, just not the day we needed. “
“Usually when the playoffs start, there are at least two or three playoff cars that can take care of themselves. Whether it’s a failure, a crash, a penalty or whatever, (we) try not to be one of them.” “You. Go out and make sure you have a great day.”
It will be interesting to see how Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin handle the situation of the two drivers taking shots at each other in the media.