NASCAR: Bubba Wallace Debuts New ‘We Remember, Honor’ Paint Scheme for Memorial Day

by Chris Haney

On Wednesday afternoon, NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace unveiled the first look of his new No. 23 race car just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

As Americans across the nation gear up for this weekend’s festivities, NASCAR is rolling out some new rides. Wallace and others will be driving patriotic-themed vehicles in honor of America’s military men and women. His DoorDash sponsored Toyota will feature an all-black paint job with white accents. Although there is no red, white and blue paint scheme, there are other patriotic elements included on the car.

Bubba Wallace’s No. 23 car will also feature stars and stripes taken from the American flag. The bumper has stars between it and the front tires. In addition, stripes run down the lower side panel and rear bumper of the car.

Yet what truly makes the new paint job special is another detail on the vehicle. Staff Sergeant Paul Velazquez, who died while fighting for our country, will be honored with his name on Wallace’s car. “SSG VELAZQUEZ” will feature prominently across the entire upper portion of the race car’s windshield.

Regardless of whether you’re a Bubba Wallace fan or not, you can’t disagree with the Memorial Day weekend gesture. Not only does the Toyota’s new paint job look great, it highlights the sacrifices our military personnel make on a daily basis.

“On Sunday, we remember, and we honor. #MemorialDay2021,” Bubba Wallace tweeted.

Bubba Wallace Shares Paint Scheme For Pocono Race

Coming off his career-high 11th-place finish last week, Bubba Wallace was already looking forward to an upcoming race in the Poconos. Once again, he took to Twitter to share his car’s newest paint job for a future race.

Although not nearly as timely or meaningful as his Memorial Day paint scheme, Wallace revealed another awesome look for his future ride. To commemorate 23XI Racing’s newest partnership, they created a Draft Kings-themed car.

The sports betting site recently became an additional sponsor of Bubba Wallace and his No. 23 car. Therefore they adorned the race car in black, orange, neon green, and white like the DraftKings logo. The NASCAR team will utilize the paint job at the Pocono Raceway on June 27th. The race may be weeks away, but Wallace is clearly excited to get behind the wheel of the DraftKing’s car soon.

In addition, Wallace recently shared his excitement for his team’s newest sponsor. He called himself a “big fan” of DraftKings, and is looking forward to working with the company.

“I’m excited to see what we are capable of creating together as we welcome Draft Kings to the 23XI Racing family,” Wallace said. “As a big fan of the company, this relationship marks a historic moment as we integrate with a leader in sports technology and entertainment to enhance the experience of racing fans across the board.”