NASCAR Daytona 500: Bubba Wallace Says ‘Time to Race’ in New Pic with Michael Jordan, Denny Hamlin

by Quentin Blount

The time is now for NASCAR star Bubba Wallace. He took to social media on Saturday afternoon to post an update to his fans and followers ahead of Sunday’s Daytona 500.

Bubba Wallace parted ways with his former racing team last October to team up with a pair of legends. NBA legend Michael Jordan and NASCAR legend Denny Hamlin joined forces to create the 23XI racing team.

Jordan and Hamlin selected Wallace as their first driver and revealed the brand new No. 23 Toyota soon after. Wallace will drive his new car while rocking with Michael Jordan’s previous NBA number on the side.

And on Sunday, Wallace will finally make his debut in his brand new car on his new team. He will be racing from the fourth spot on the grid.

The popular NASCAR driver has taken to Twitter over the past couple of weeks to show he and his team preparing for the big race. And if his most recent tweet is any indication, there’s not much prep work left to do. All that’s left now is tomorrow’s race. Wallace updated his fans on Twitter on Saturday afternoon saying that he had just met with Jordan and Hamlin.

“The meeting has happened.. Now it’s time to race!” Wallace wrote on Twitter.

Bubba Wallace Posts Update from Daytona

Bubba Wallace posted an update from Daytona for his fans earlier this week. The 23XI signee and his fellow drivers have been preparing for the big race on Sunday.

And Wallace’s boss has made it clear that he expects to win at Daytona. Michael Jordan will be in attendance at the race and told NBC Sports back in September that he expects to celebrate a victory with Wallace.

“My biggest conversation to Denny was, ‘Look, I don’t want to get in there just to go around the races and just go around and around and around and finish up 18th, 19th, 20th, 30th,'” Jordan said. “I want to win. I want to be put in a position for the best chance for us to win. That’s my competitive nature. That’s always been who I am.”

There’s no question that Bubba Wallace shares that same attitude. He made it known what he is aiming for back in the preseason.

“Looking at this year and moving forward with what we have, with Toyota, with the partnership with (Joe Gibbs Racing) and with everything going on at 23XI Racing, there’s no reason why we can’t go out and be good and compete for wins and put ourselves in the playoffs this year,” Wallace said. “I have written down in a text message two wins this year. That’s solid. That’s doable.”

It would most certainly appear that he and his team are more ready than ever. Wallace shared a photo with his Twitter followers from Daytona showing him decked out in racing gear and ready to go. It also shows his car and his team preparing for their debut.

“Today was a good day 🤟🏽”