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NASCAR Hall Hosts Bubba Wallace’s Car

For a limited time, Bubba Wallace’s Talladega-winning Toyota will be on display at the NASCAR Hall of Fame

Bubba Wallace won his first premier series race at Talladega Superspeedway. Photo courtesy of NASCAR Research & Archives Center via Getty Images

Entertaining and educating our guests about the history and heritage of NASCAR is a critical part of our mission at the NASCAR Hall of Fame. In fact, it’s central to most everything we do here.

But just because we talk about history, doesn’t mean all we talk about is ancient – at least by NASCAR standards – history. Sure, we delve deep into the old stories, but that doesn’t limit us.

In fact, the newest artifact on display at the NASCAR Hall of Fame is a very recent one: Bubba Wallace’s 23XI Racing No. 23 Toyota Camry that he drove to victory in the YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 4, 2021.

Wallace’s victory at Talladega was indeed historic as it was the first premier series win by a Black driver since the late Wendell Scott (2015) won at Jacksonville (Florida) Speedway in 1963.

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"we delve deep into the old stories, but that doesn’t limit us."

— Tom Jensen

Photo by Cassie Townsend

Not only was the YellaWood 500 Wallace’s first premier series victory, it was also the inaugural win for the first-year 23XI Racing team, which is co-owned by six-time National Basketball Association champion Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin, who drives for Joe Gibbs Racing.

The race-winning Toyota Camry will be on display across from the Hall of Honor for a limited time. The NASCAR Hall of Fame would like to thank 23XI Racing for their generous loan of this historic vehicle.

Tom Jensen

Tom Jensen

Tom is the Curatorial Affairs Manager of the NASCAR Hall of Fame and a veteran of more than 20 years in the NASCAR media industry.

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