The car number for Michael Jordan‘s new Nascar team will be — of course — 23, the NBA legend’s retired uniform number. Jordan also named his team 23XI Racing [pronounced twenty-three eleven], in honor of his number and the car number of his partner, Denny Hamlin.
— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) October 22, 2020
The two announced last month that they’d formed a NASCAR team that will debut next season with driver Bubba Wallace, the only Black driver at NASCAR’s top level. Jordan will be the first Black principal owner of a full-time Cup team since 1973.