MOORESVILLE, N.C. – McDonald’s will have an increased presence amongst 23XI Racing throughout the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season, the organizations revealed Tuesday morning.
Bubba Wallace will carry McDonald’s on his No. 23 Toyota Camry TRD as a primary sponsor during multiple races next year, starting with the 2022 Daytona 500 on Feb. 20 at Daytona (Fla.) Int’l Speedway.
In October, Wallace took McDonald’s to victory lane in the NASCAR Cup Series at Talladega (Ala.) Superspeedway for the first time since 1994. It was also Wallace’s first Cup Series win.
“McDonald’s has really stepped up over the years and played a large part in my career,” Wallace said. “Getting McDonald’s back to victory lane for the first time since 1994 and having them on our Camry for my first win in the Cup Series this year was really special.
“To be a part of the McDonald’s family and be involved in programs like Black and Positively Golden and work toward similar goals both on and off the track also means a lot to me,” Wallace added. “I’m excited to continue to build on our relationship and get the 2022 season started with McDonald’s on our Camry TRD for the Daytona 500 – hopefully with another trip to victory lane.”
McDonald’s will also be a primary partner of 2004 NASCAR Cup Series champion Kurt Busch and the No. 45 Toyota Camry TRD for multiple races during the 2022 season.
“Racing with Monster Energy over the last decade together has been an incredible ride,” said Kurt Busch. “We win, we have fun, we promote together, and I am very grateful for their partnership. It feels like family racing for them, and I believe McDonald’s will have the same feel. The power of these brands elevates the No. 45 Camry TRD to a top tier level before we even take the green flag.”
“We’re looking forward to another great season with the 23XI Racing team,” said Vicki Chancellor, owner, operator and chair of McDonald’s USA Franchisee Marketing Committee. “We remain proud of Bubba’s history-making season and success, and are excited to welcome Kurt to the team as we plan to celebrate another year of racing and our fans.”
The 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season gets underway with the Busch Light Clash at the Los Angeles Coliseum on Sunday, Feb. 6/