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Nascar ready for lift-off with revamped schedule, Michael Jordan as team owner 

Bubba Wallace became the face of Nascar this year following his response to the Black Lives Matter movement, forcing the series to ban the Confederate flag from its properties, and subsequent move to the Michael Jordan-owned 23XI Racing (Credit: Getty Images)

After successfully staging its 2020 season in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, Nascar is primed to reach new heights next year. "We set a path that we wanted to be a leader,” Daryl Wolfe, Nascar's chief operations and sales officer, tells SportBusiness.

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