Bubba Wallace signed a multiyear contract extension with 23X1 Racing as he is getting “more competitive each week,”

Find out about Bubba Wallace’s new contract extension with the 23X1 Racing team for multiple years putting an end to the speculation of him getting replaced by Tyler Reddick in 2024.

Bubba Wallace
Bubba Wallace
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Bubba Wallace is one of the drivers who has put NASCAR as a sport and as an industry in the headlines in the motorsports world in both positive and negative ways. The No:23 Toyota Camry driver has been the poster boy of NASCAR in their efforts to bring in a new set of fans to the sport that is seeing a drop in the number of followers.

When Joe Gibbs Racing driver Denny Hamlin and NBA legend Michael Jordan came forward with their plan to introduce their own NASCAR team they choose Bubba Wallace to be their flag bearer a decision that had both racing and cultural significance. The team gave Bubba Wallace the opportunity to compete at the highest level and fight for wins which he repaid by securing the team their first win at Talledega after rain washed away the race and first pole last weekend a first pole win at Michigan.  

The future of two times Daytona 500 P2 finisher was in limbo after 23X1 Racing announced the signing of RCR driver Tyler Reddick, who is set to join the team in 2024 after his contract with RCR rubs out. The agreement 23X1 had with Kurt Busch assured the veteran the chance to race with the team until he chooses not to also put Bubba’s future in doubt.

But the 23X1 racing team is not yet ready to part ways with the sole African American driver on the grid as they have announced a multiyear contract extension which will surely see him stay with the team beyond 2023. Wallace going into the coming cup race at Richmond will be hoping to ride on the newly found confidence to secure his first win of the season that can assure him the playoff entry.

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Find out what Bubba Wallace and Denny Hamlin said about the contract extension

Bubba Wallace
Bubba Wallace and Denny Hamlin

Bubba Wallace Acknowledged that he feels great about the contract renewal as he is happy to have a home at 23X1 Racing and went on to thank team owner NBA legend Michael Jordan and co-owner Denny Hamlin for extending the opportunity for him. He pointed out that he and the team have come a long way in two years including the team’s first win and pole.

It feels great to get this renewal done and to know I have a home at 23XI Racing. Thanks to M.J. [ Michael Jordan] and Denny for continuing to believe in me. We’ve come a long way together in less than two years and we’ve checked off some major goals along the way – including the team’s first win and first pole,” Bubba Wallace said.

Bubba Wallace went on to point out the team had a lot of work ahead of them on and off the track and added that he is happy about the direction they are heading right now saying “We know we still have work to do, both on and off the racetrack, but I feel good about our team and the direction we’re heading”.

Talking about the contract extension Bubba Wallace’s boss Denny Hamlin came forth expressing his thoughts on the contract extension saying the No:23 car driver has been a major part of the team since its origin so he is thrilled to see him stay with them. He pointed out that the 23X1 team has been able to get Bubba Wallace’s career to the next level as he has earned the team its first win and pole in the Camry.

Bubba was a key part of the early stages of 23XI, and I am thrilled that he will continue with the team. When we announced Bubba as our first driver the goal was to help him take his career to a higher level, and we have done just that. Bubba and the No. 23 team earned the organization our first win and first pole award,” Denny Hamlin said.

Denny Hamlin went on to add that with the career-best four consecutive top-10 finishes going into the Richmond cup race Next-week Bubba is getting more competitive each and every week. He acknowledged that the 23X1 Racing team is happy about the growth Wallace has had with the team and the teamwork that was put in to get there.

And with a career-best four consecutive top-10 finishes heading into Richmond, Bubba is continuing to get more competitive each week. We’re excited to see his growth as he and the team work toward achieving our goals,” Denny Hamlin added.

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