Back in 2020, Bubba Wallace was the first driver to be signed on to the brand new team 23XI Racing, which is owned by fellow driver Denny Hamlin and NBA legend Michael Jordan. Recently, Wallace revealed that back then, he received a call from the former Chicago Bulls star who had something important to tell him. Let's take a look at what Jordan had to say to Wallace.
Explaining the situation, Wallace said, “Denny calls me and says, ‘What are you doing? I said, ‘Just sitting here on the couch.’ He said, ‘Here’s somebody who wants to talk to you.’ [in a deeper voice] ‘Hey, man. If we do this deal, there is no more running in the back.”
Reflecting on that message today, even this season, Wallace has struggled a lot. But everything seems to be slowly and steadily falling into place as time goes on especially after pit crew swap with Joe Gibbs Racing’s Christopher Bell.