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History Is Being Made At The Daytona 500 On Sunday

Michael Jordan at a NASCAR race.

WATKINS GLEN, NEW YORK - AUGUST 08: NBA Hall of Famer Michael Jordan and co-owner of 23XI Racing looks on from the 23XI Racing pit box during the NASCAR Cup Series Go Bowling at The Glen at Watkins Glen International on August 08, 2021 in Watkins Glen, New York. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Some familiar names in the sports world will be making NASCAR history at the Daytona 500 this afternoon.

There are four Black team owners running cars at today's race. It's the most Black ownership to ever compete in the Daytona 500.

NBA legend Michael Jordan (23XI Racing) is in the field, as is his former North Carolina teammate and longtime NBA center Brad Daugherty (JTG Daugherty). Boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather (The Money Team Racing) and Black entrepreneur John Cohen (NY Racing) are also participating.

Jordan and Daugherty's teams had guaranteed entry into the event, while Mayweather and Cohen earned their spots in open qualifiers.

Team 23XI Racing will be represented by Kurt Busch and Bubba Wallace, while Ricky Stenhouse Jr. will drive for Daugherty's squad.

Greg Biffle is Mayweather's entrant and Kaz Grala will be behind the wheel for Cohen's outfit.

The Daytona 500 will get underway at 2:30 p.m. ET this afternoon from Daytona International Speedway. You can watch the action on FOX.