Monday morning, 23XI racing announced their founding five partners for Bubba Wallace and the No. 23 team for the 2021 season. DoorDash, Columbia Sportswear, and McDonald’s will continue to sponsor Wallace after sponsoring him at Richard Petty Motorsports. McDonald’s will also sponsor Chip Ganassi Racing cars in 2021.
In addition to the three returning sponsors, Dr Pepper and Root Insurance will join the No. 23 team, making the car fully funded for their inaugural season.
Wallace and team owner Denny Hamlin put out the following statements
â€œIâ€™m pumped to get the season started. I wish Daytona was tomorrow. Weâ€™re heading in the right direction and weâ€™ll be ready when we get to Daytona. As Iâ€™ve said before, this is an opportunity of a lifetime for me and thereâ€™s no more excuses. We want to go out and win and I know weâ€™ll have everything we need each week to make that happen. To have great partners in DoorDash, McDonaldâ€™s, Columbia Sportswear, Dr Pepper and Root Insurance come on board and show their support of me and this team is really cool. Iâ€™m excited for what we can do on the track, but at the end of the day, these partnerships and relationships are so much more than that. Itâ€™s about how we use our platforms to be better humans and help create a positive change. Itâ€™s about what we do Monday through Friday outside of the firesuit and thatâ€™s a really special thing for me. Knowing I have their support and this team behind me makes me really excited for this season to see what we can accomplish together.â€ — Bubba Wallace
â€œToday is a big day for us at 23XI Racing. To be able to announce the addition of five founding partners who are willing to join us in our first year and who share in our beliefs and values is such a great feeling. Weâ€™ve certainly had to make things happen fast to build this new team, and Iâ€™m excited to welcome each one of these partners and to get to know them better. Iâ€™m fortunate that during my time at Joe Gibbs Racing Iâ€™ve been able to have a great mentor and see how Coach, as an owner, is able to service each partner. Thatâ€™s new for me – learning the owner side while still on the driver side, but Iâ€™m in for the long haul and will continue this far beyond my driving years. Iâ€™m passionate about this sport and Iâ€™m excited to bring new partners to the table and bring back others who have been in our sport in the past.â€ — Denny Hamlin