NASCAR Hall of Fame to display historic Bubba Wallace Toyota for limited time
Published 10:14 am Wednesday, March 2, 2022
On Wednesday the NASCAR Hall of Fame will publicly unveil its newest exhibit — Bubba Wallace’s 23XI Racing No. 23 Toyota Camry, which he drove to his first premier series victory in the YellaWood 500 at Talladega Superspeedway on Oct. 4, 2021.
In addition to being a career milestone for Wallace, his YellaWood 500 victory also made history for both his team and NASCAR as a whole. The victory marked the first premier series win by 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 and Denny’s Hamlin’s 23XI Racing team.
“In keeping with our mission to honor the history and heritage of NASCAR, we are thrilled by the opportunity to highlight Bubba Wallace’s historic win by displaying the No. 23 car,” said NASCAR Hall of Fame Executive Director Winston Kelley. “We’re grateful for the generosity of our friends at 23XI Racing for loaning us this priceless artifact and allowing us to share its legacy with guests.”
The No. 23 car will be on display until Aug. 1, 2022. The NASCAR Hall also has two of Bubba Wallace’s fire suits currently on display, including the one he wore while driving the No. 23 car to victory in the YellaWood 500 last year. Fans can also view the fire suit from his historic NASCAR Camping World Truck Series win at Martinsville in 2013.
For more information about the No. 23 car display, visit https://www.nascarhall.
What else is new at the NASCAR Hall of Fame?
Wallace’s car is just one of the many new additions fans can find at the NASCAR Hall. Following the induction of the NASCAR Hall of Fame Class of 2021 earlier this year, spires, cars and personal artifacts for Dale Earnhardt Jr., Red Farmer and the late Mike Stefanik have been added to the redesigned Hall of Honor.
Guests can also find a brand new video display as part of Inside NASCAR, which provides a behind-the-scenes look at Next Gen racing to help fans learn all about the latest evolution of the sport. The NASCAR Hall has also resumed its Guided Tours program, which gives guests exclusive behind-the-scenes access to stories, artifacts and more. The private, interactive tours are offered Mondays and Fridays at 1 p.m.
The NASCAR Hall’s award-winning education team recently announced the return of its Summer Camp series, which sold out last year, as well as a slate of newly-added Spring Break Camps. Champ’s Camps are designed for rising K-9 students and feature interactive, racing-themed STREAM learning curricula, 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 Uptown Charlotte, the NASCAR Hall of Fame is an interactive, entertainment attraction honoring the history and heritage of NASCAR. The high-tech venue, designed to educate and entertain race fans and non-fans alike, includes artifacts, hands-on exhibits, a 278-person state-of-the-art theater, Hall of Honor, Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant, NASCAR Hall of Fame Gear Shop and NASCAR Productions-operated broadcast studio. 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.