The No. 23 is popping out of retirement, however this time it will not be on a Wizards jersey.
Bubba Wallace will drive the No. 23 automotive for 23XI Racing, the NASCAR Cup Sequence workforce co-owned by Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin. Pronounced “twenty-three eleven,” the workforce title combines Jordan’s legendary jersey quantity with the automotive quantity Hamlin has used all through his profession.
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“A brand new chapter in Motorsports,” Hamlin tweeted Thursday after the official announcement. “The norm does not match for us. That is solely the start.”
Wallace additionally shared his pleasure on Twitter: “That is the beginning of the brand new journey! So prepared!”
It’s unclear who the producer can be for 23XI Racing, however Hamlin drives for Joe Gibbs Racing in a Toyota. Gibbs mentioned earlier this month that he believes Wallace will even find yourself in a Toyota.
Joe Gibbs says his workforce remains to be working with Denny Hamlin and Michael Jordan on an alliance deal however thinks Bubba Wallace will wind up driving a Toyota subsequent season. #NASCAR pic.twitter.com/uy89CLLq51
— Matt Mayer (@MatthewMayerCBS) October 7, 2020
Wallace will make his debut with 23XI racing on the Daytona 500 in February 2021.