NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace Details Impact Michael Jordan Had on His Career (Exclusive)


Bubba Wallace is the face of 23XI Racing, owned by fellow NASCAR driver Denny Hamlin and NBA legend Michael Jordan. And with Jordan helping Wallace become a better driver, it’s likely to lead to bigger things on the road. PopCulture.com recently caught up with Wallace who spoke about the impact Jordan has had on his career.

“I think just seeing your competitive edge, competitive nature and personality totally motivates you and pushes you to greater heights, to be the best you can be,” Wallace told PopCulture. “So it was a lot of fun. It’s been one hell of a year, that first year with 23XI, it was super special for him to make history as the first black majority owner in NASCAR. And bringing your team, being able to attract sponsors, such as Wheaties, has been really cool, so it’s just coming full circle. Wheaties and people like MJ. I must continue.  »

While Jordan helped Wallace in his NASCAR career, Wallace did the same for Jordan this week. Wheaties is celebrating its 100th anniversary and Jordan is on the cover of the box again. Wallace was spreading the word in Charlotte, North Carolina, a place Jordan is familiar with because he’s the owner of the NBA’s Charlotte Hornets.

“MJ is obviously on the box, the boss, the big boss is on the box,” Wallace said. “I had the gold foil edition so they got big and there’s no better way to do that than to be able to talk about it, raise awareness about it and tell everyone that you can go ahead and get your box now at your grocery stores. « 

Wallace was in Charlotte driving a Wheaties-branded Toyota 23XI car on Tuesday, and some of the places Wallace attended were Charlotte Motor Speedway and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. As it is the holiday season, Wallace aims to give back to the community and make people happy.

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“We’ve done a lot with my foundation in the past few weeks, especially around Thanksgiving, giving back to families for Thanksgiving and having our toy drive,” Wallace said. “So everyone at Live To Be Different does a good job with it, but it all has to do with doing the same, giving back, and that’s what it’s about. When you reach a certain level in your career, and to me, it’s like the great thing and the right thing to do, to be able to have that opportunity. So again yell at Wheaties for presenting us with this opportunity, and we’re going to have some fun and be able to show some gold, a little 100th birthday, talk about MJ.  »



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