I know what car I’m rooting for this weekend.
The Coca-Cola 600, one of the most prestigious (and the outright longest) races on the NASCAR circuit, takes place this Sunday in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Shoutout to the Queen City!)
Michael Jordan‘s 23XI Racing will have two cars in the race — No. 23 driven by Bubba Wallace and Tyler Reddick will be in the No. 45 car.
Well, as we all know, Jordan‘s home state is North Carolina, and the 600 also happens to be in the same city as the Charlotte Hornets, which he’s the owner of. On top of that, the G.O.A.T. went to the University of North Carolina (UNC), which is only a few hours away from the Queen City.
It’s a pretty cool setup for the legendary Michael Jordan heading into the iconic Coca-Cola 600, right?
In fact, it’s so cool that one of Jordan’s cars will have a special design to honor their boss, as Reddick’s No. 45 car will feature a Carolina blue paint scheme, as well as the swagged out Jordan Jumpman logo on a few different parts.
Just check out this pure drip:
The @Jumpman23 returns home. pic.twitter.com/Ho1hQ2FxjN
— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) May 24, 2023
Man, what a gorgeous car.
Also, smart move by Michael Jordan and 23XI Racing to not pick Bubba Wallace to be the one with this beauty, because I’m sure it was tempting with him having the No. 23 car. But you know him being hated and all of the drama that he causes would just ruin the swag of that car, and that can’t be happening. This car is way too fresh for that.
I mean, seriously, this guy doesn’t deserve to drive the Jumpman:
Real professional there @BubbaWallace @23XIRacing flipping the bird at the start of his post race interview. No class man. #NASCAR @NASCAR @NASCARONFOX pic.twitter.com/bg7fiIrHol
— Charlie Waffles (@CWaffles) May 22, 2023
Bubba Wallace being all class again. NOT! What a jack leg. He knew he was on camera with Fox too. #AllStarRace pic.twitter.com/YnKYxiKjtB
— Ronnie Greene (@GreeneRonnie) May 22, 2023
But as far as Tyler Reddick, I’m all in. I don’t have a favorite driver (but I always tune in to the Coca-Cola 600), so I’ll be rooting for him and that outright swagoo that he’ll be driving. (RELATED: Legendary Kentucky Derby Champion Fusaichi Pegasus Dies At 26)
And you better believe I’ll be bumping this pre-race too:
JUMPMAN! JUMPMAN! JUMPMAN! JUMPMAN! JUMPMAN! JUMPMAN!