Bubba Wallace and 23XI Racing Unveil Unique New Paint Scheme for NASCAR Race at Las Vegas

Published 03/03/2021, 5:30 AM EST
Feb 21, 2021; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace (23) and NASCAR Cup Series driver Daniel Suarez (99) during the O’Reilly Auto Parts 253 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


For this weekend’s NASCAR Cup race, the paddock heads to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. In light of that, 23XI Racing and Bubba Wallace are rolling out a special paint scheme. In partnership with Columbia, the African-American driver is running in a black and sky blue livery.

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Of course, the Columbia logo will be present on the car’s hood. Meanwhile, other sponsor logos like Doordash, McDonald’s, and Root Insurance will be present, but not as prominent.

Wallace has some pretty high hopes this Sunday because he has performed well at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

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What happens in Vegas…doesn’t stay for long.

Introducing @BubbaWallace’s No. 23 @Columbia1938 Camry for the #Pennzoil400 this Sunday at @LVMotorSpeedway!

Let us know what you think! pic.twitter.com/ft50JZn3h4

— 23XI Racing (@23XIRacing) March 2, 2021

In fact, Wallace boasts of a sixth place finish in the 2020 season. However, that was the only time he ever broke into the Top 10 at the track. Now, he will be keen to go a step further with his new team, 23XI Racing.

 

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What lies ahead for Bubba Wallace?

This season, Wallace has a lot to prove to his new team. His team owners are an ambitious bunch and will have high expectations of him.

Known as a driver who can bring out the best in his machine, the outfit is confident that Wallace can lead them to glory. Unfortunately, luck often deserted him in the 2020 season.

Feb 14, 2021; Daytona Beach, Florida, USA; NASCAR Cup Series driver Bubba Wallace (23) gets ready for the restart of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Whether it is getting caught up in crashes or technical issues, it has done him no favors. The good side is that it is still early days in the 2021 Cup Series season. So, there is plenty of time for Bubba Wallace to get his act together and perform well for the team.

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Admittedly, nobody knows how the drivers will line up for next weekend’s race. However, the officials will likely publish the grid very soon.

Without a doubt, Bubba Wallace is certainly capable of winning a race, it is just a matter of time until he reaches Victory lane.

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