On Wednesday, the NASCAR Hall of Fame will publicly unveil its newest exhibit — Bubba Wallace’s No. 23 Toyota Camry 23XI Racing, which it drove to its first Series One victory in the YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 4, 2021.
Besides being a milestone in Wallace’s career, his victory in the YellaWood 500 also went down in history for his team and NASCAR as a whole. The victory marked the first first-series victory for a black driver since NASCAR Hall of Famer Wendell Scott’s (2015) first-place finish at Jacksonville Speedway in 1963, and served as the inaugural win for Michael Jordan’s 23XI Racing team. and Denny’s Hamlin.
“In keeping with our mission to honor the history and legacy of NASCAR, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to recognize Bubba Wallace’s historic victory by displaying car #23,” said the executive director of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Winston Kelley. “We are grateful to the generosity of our friends at 23XI Racing for loaning us this priceless artefact and allowing us to share its legacy with guests.”
The #23 car will be on display through August 1, 2022. NASCAR Hall is also featuring two of Bubba Wallace’s fire suits currently on display, including the one he wore while driving the #23 car to victory in the last YellaWood 500 years. Fans can also view the fire suit from his historic NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win at Martinsville in 2013.
For more information on the display of car #23, visit https://www.nascarhall.
What else is new at the NASCAR Hall of Fame?
Wallace’s car is just one of the many novelties fans can find at NASCAR Hall. Following the induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021 earlier this year, arrows, cars and personal artifacts for Dale Earnhardt Jr., Red Farmer and the late Mike Stefanik have been added to the hall of honor redesigned.
Guests can also find an all-new video display as part of Inside NASCAR, which offers behind-the-scenes insight into Next Gen racing to help fans learn all about the sport’s latest evolution. NASCAR Hall also resumed operations Guided tours program, which gives guests exclusive behind-the-scenes access to stories, artifacts and more. Private and interactive tours are offered on Mondays and Fridays at 1 p.m.
NASCAR Hall’s award-winning education team recently announced the return of its summer camp series, which sold out last year, along with a slate of new spring break camps. champion camps are designed for K-9 students and feature interactive running-themed STREAM learning programs, hands-on activities, experiments, and physical challenges.
To learn more about the NASCAR Hall of Fame, visit NASCARHall.com.
About the NASCAR Hall of Fame
Located in downtown Charlotte, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive entertainment attraction that honors NASCAR’s history and heritage. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain racing fans and non-fans alike, features artifacts, interactive exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings Restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and broadcast studio operated by NASCAR Productions. Opened on May 11, 2010, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is owned by the City of Charlotte, licensed by NASCAR and operated by the Charlotte Regional Visitors Authority. For more information, visit nascarhall.com.