On Friday morning, the 23XI Racing team announced the long-awaited news of its manufacturer and technical partners Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing.
But when driver Bubba Wallace and team co-owner Denny Hamlin unveiled their car, the most noticeable thing was the car with Hamm printed on it. Lin’s ownership partner Michael Jordan (Michael Jordan) is famous for the colors and colors.
The Chicago Bulls-style red, white and black Toyota Camry has Jordan 23 printed on the door and 23XI Racing team logo printed on the hood and quarter panel, hoping to be sponsored before the team debuts in the NASCAR Cup series Replaced. More than four months in Tona Speedweeks in 2021.
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-23XI Racing (@23XIRacing) October 30, 2020
It is a true story to see Michael Jordan’s car and Michael Jordan’s number. This kind of technical alliance provides an opportunity for MJ’s team and its drivers to compete.
Joe Gibbs Racing (Joe Gibbs Racing) is the flagship organization of Toyota Motorsport Development, and Hamlin has been fighting for it during his more than 1
Jordan said in a statement: “My main goal for 23XI Racing is to win the championship as soon as possible.” “Our cooperation with Toyota and Joe Gibbs has provided us with equipment, resources and expertise.”
Joe Gibbs Racing has fielded the most five cup series teams, so 23XI cars must prove to NASCAR that this is not just an attempt to circumvent the rules by forming a fifth team. 23XI will operate in a store owned by the closed Germain Racing.
Mike Wheeler (Mike Wheeler) led Hamlin to five victories in three seasons, including Hamlin in the first of three Daytona 500 victories, he will be the head of the No. 23 team. Last season, Wheeler was the race director of Leavine Family Racing, which is about to close in line with Gibbs.
Hamlin told reporters on Friday afternoon: “The interpretation of the rule is not its fifth JGR car, so they will not provide us with services for free. They will not provide us with cars for free, everything is independent. We None of their employees are used. This is our own organization, we have our own payroll, we have to pay suppliers, so this organization exists independently.”
Although Jordan expressed his desire to compete for the championship as soon as possible, Hamlin knew that expectations should remain reasonable at the start of the 2021 season.
Hamlin talked about Jordan and Jordan said: “He knows this will be the process of building. Winning Jordan is Chicago’s six championships. Your chances of losing are far greater than your chances of winning. He expects to win in the first half of the season. I don’t think this is a realistic expectation. But I do believe that he thinks we can win in the first year.”
Hamlin likened the start-up to 2009, when Tony Stewart became the co-owner of an invincible team that won four races as a driver in Stewart’s first season victory. In the third season, the Stewart Haas Racing Team won the Cup Championship.
“It’s very much like what Tony did,” Hamlin said. “When he came there, he brought success and relevance, and all of a sudden, very good people wanted to work for them. They started to build and start Establish, next you know they have a championship organization.”
Hamlin said that when he has better equipment, Wallace has the ability to achieve greater success than the Cup so far.
Hamlin said on “CBS This Morning”: “There is no doubt that Bubba’s performance is better than the equipment he uses every week.” When he talked about Wallace’s four seasons, he sat with his driver Together, they both wore Air Jordan sneakers. In the Chevy of Richard Petty Motorsports.
Then, referring to the 2013-14 season in the truck series that Wallace drove for Kyle Busch, Hamlin added: “This is a great way for him to return to the Toyota family. Opportunity, this is a family early in his career, it’s exciting. Everyone’s partnership.”
Wallace added: “I’m still dealing with it every day….I just need to make sure that I do my best and make every delivery next year.”
This report uses information from the Associated Press.