The Charlotte Hornets are set to host the first-ever 23XI Racing Crossover Night when the NBA team hosts the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday, Jan. 21 at the Spectrum Center. The event will include appearances by 23XI Racing drivers Bubba Wallace, driver of the No. 23 Toyota Camry team in the NASCAR Cup Series and Kurt Busch, driver of the newly formed No. 45 Toyota Camry team. Denny Hamlin, co-owner of 23XI Racing, driver of the No. 11 Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota and longtime season-ticket holder will also be on hand.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized more than 1,300 fake championship rings worth nearly $1 million through an operation conducted during the fall months at the Port of Cincinnati. Some of the items recovered included counterfeit Milwaukee Bucks championship rings and a Lombardi Trophy. Officers intercepted 56 shipments of counterfeit championship rings from October to December. A total of 1,382 rings and trophies were seized. “The cheaply made rings, which lack detail and quality, included Boston Red Sox World Series, LA Dodgers, Milwaukee Bucks, University of Kentucky Championship, and NASCAR Championship rings to name a few,” the agency said in a statement.
As the co-owner of the 23XI Racing Team, Michael Jordan earned his first NASCAR Cup Series victory when Bubba Wallace won Monday’s rain-soaked playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway. “I’m so happy for Bubba and our entire 23XI Racing team,” Michael Jordan said. “This is a huge milestone and a historic win for us. From the day we signed him, I knew Bubba had the talent to win, and Denny and I could not be more proud of him. Let’s go!”
NBA legend Michael Jordan made the trip to Watkins Glen to watch Bubba Wallace drive the number 23 car for Jordan’s 23XI Racing team during Go Bowling at The Glen. Jordan sat above pit road in Wallace’s #23 with fans gathering behind to get a glimpse of the GOAT.
NBA legend Michael Jordan and NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin announced the name and number for their new Cup team Thursday, which joins the series next season with Bubba Wallace as its driver. The team will be named 23XI Racing (pronounced “twenty-three eleven”) and will field the No. 23 car.