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Michael Jordan consoles Denny Hamlin at NASCAR season finale

Michael Jordan has always had a penchant for fast cars. Not long after retirement, he even raced motorcycles.

So, it wasn’t really that unusual to see Jordan at NASCAR’s final race of the season in Homestead, Fla., cheering on friend and Charlotte Hornets season-ticket holder, Denny Hamlin.

From AP:

After falling short of winning his first Sprint Cup title, Denny Hamlin was comforted by Michael Jordan, who had come to the race to cheer on one of his Charlotte Hornets season-ticket holders.

Jordan watched the end of the race from behind Hamlin’s pit box, and gave the driver a pat on the head after Hamlin finished seventh to end his championship bid.

“Wish I could have one ring to his six,” Hamlin said. “We’ll have to wait another year.”

Hamlin said Jordan spent time on his motorhome earlier in the day and the two talked racing. ‘

“He’s a huge race fan,” Hamlin said. “He talked about converting all these people to race fans. That’s awesome that he thinks so much to come down and support his friend.”

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