WATCH: Michael Jordan Celebrates NASCAR Victory Like It’s His Seventh Ring

Michael Jordan can’t stop winning.

The Chicago Bulls legend got a victory at Talladega Superspeedway this weekend. His racing team – 23XI Racing – took home the Cup Series victory thanks to Tyler Reddick’s driving. While his crew has taken home the No. 1 spot before, this was the first time Jordan was in attendance to celebrate a win. And celebrate he did!

“To me, this is like an NBA playoff game,” Michael Jordan told Fox Sports. “I’m so ecstatic for obviously the fans that support this sport itself. We’ve been working hard to try to get ourselves up to where we can compete against all the top guys in this sport, but we’ve done heck of a job to just be where we are …

Look, I am all in. I’m all in. I love it. It replaces a lot of the competitiveness I had in basketball, but this is even worse because I have no control. If I was playing basketball, I would have total control. But I have no control. I live vicariously through the drivers, and all the crew chiefs and everybody. So I’m very happy for 23XI.

As the white No. 45 Toyota – with a big fat Air Jordan logo on it – passed the finish line, the GOAT acted like he won his seventh ring. Sports Business Journal shared a video of the ecstatic MJ, which features plenty of hugs, high-fives, and jumping around.

Check out the moment:

Of course, the celebration didn’t stop there. A video quickly went viral of Jordan picking up Reddick’s son Beau and telling the kid that his father did a great job.

If you haven’t seen the adorable clip yet, do yourself a favor and watch:

My favorite moment, however, probably came when the cameras caught Jordan exiting the racetrack. Talking with some presumed colleagues, Jordan made sure they knew he was ready to keep the party going: “We’re gonna be wasted on the plane, just so you know!”

The video came via Simon Williams of Fox 54 News:

Seeing a happy Michael Jordan never gets old, and I can’t help but think we’ll see plenty more of it on the asphalt in the future. Whether it’s on the court or asphalt, winning just tends to follow this guy.

Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls
(Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

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