Michael Jordan turns up to support NASCAR’s Denny Hamlin
NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin had a special guest come to see him at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship finale over the weekend.
Spies said Michael Jordan attended the race to support Hamlin, and the NBA great pulled into the Homestead-Miami Speedway in a “yellow Lamborghini SUV” with a police escort. Hamlin’s the only racer sponsored by Jordan’s Jumpman brand and even wears custom Jordan shoes behind the wheel.
Jordan told NBC Sports: “I’m a big race fan … I grew up watching [Dale Earnhardt], Richard Petty [and] Cale Yarborough … Now I’m good friends with [Hamlin] … He’s a season-ticket holder at the [Jordan-owned] Hornets, and I spend a lot of time playing golf with him.”
The night before the race Hamlin was seen celebrating his birthday at Myles Chefetz’s eatery Prime 112, and another former Bulls star, Carlos Boozer, came over to pay homage. Also at the dinner were Michael Waltrip, Rod Moskowitz, Austin Peyton, Greg Fornelli, p.r. whiz Ron Berkowitz and Proper No. Twelve’s Brian Axelrod.
Last week when Hamlin was in NYC — along with fellow drivers including Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick — Fanatics sports apparel mogul Michael Rubin invited them to stop by the NBA store in Manhattan for a shopping spree. Hamlin — whose car is No. 11 — appropriately picked out a No. 11 Kyrie Irving shirt.
Source : Ian Mohr Link