ESPN notes that lost in the excitement of 23XI Racing’s reveal is an alliance that assures that Jordan’s team will be provided the best opportunity to compete.

From ESPN:

Joe Gibbs Racing is the flagship organization of Toyota Racing Development and the team Hamlin has driven for throughout his 16-plus-year Cup Series career. The TRD relationship includes an agreement with JGR that allows 23XI Racing to purchase equipment and share technical information.

“My main goal for 23XI Racing is to be competitive for a championship as soon as possible,” Jordan said in a statement. “Our partnership with Toyota and Joe Gibbs Racing gives us the equipment, resources and expertise to do it.”


Apparently, Wallace didn’t always have access to the best equipment while racing with Richard Petty Motorsports, but that will no longer be a problem.

“There’s no doubt that Bubba has outperformed the equipment he’s had, week in and week out,” Hamlin said Friday on CBS This Morning while sitting next to Wallace.


And yes, they both were rocking Jordans.

Hamlin then noted that unlike the Chevys of Richard Petty Motorsports, Wallace will be returning to Toyota for the first time since Wallace’s 2013-14 seasons in the Truck series—back when he was still driving for Kyle Busch.


“This is a great opportunity for him to return to the Toyota family, a family he was with early in his career,” Hamlin said. “It’s an exciting partnership for everyone.”

Wallace echoed those sentiments.

“I’m still processing it every day,” he said. “I’ve just got to make sure I do my part and deliver each and every time out next year.”


Jordan’s disdain for losing is well-documented, so hopefully, his union with Hamlin and Wallace is a fruitful one.