23XI Racing and Jordan Brand Give Kurt Busch's #45 Car An Elephant Print Wrap
NASCAR driver Kurt Busch is one half of the 23XI racing team alongside Bubba Wallace, and he'll be taking to the track in something special for this weekend's running of the AdventHealth 400 at Kansas Speedway, namely an elephant-print wrapped, Air Jordan 3 'Black Cement'-inspired iteration of his #45 car. Founded by Michael Jordan and three-time Daytona 500 winner Denny Hamlin back in 2020, 23XI Racing is a relative newcomer to the NASCAR world but with cars like this one, they've wasted no time in making a statement!
Busch was known for his aggressive, confrontational racing style in the beginning of his career, but he might not be looking to trade paint (the racing version of getting your kicks scuffed, we suppose) in this beautifully embellished #45 Toyota Camry. Its doors and trunk are covered in elephant print, and the hood features a large red Jumpman on a grey base, which is bordered by even more elephant print. There are also plenty of other smaller-sized Jordan Brand graphics worked in with the logos of Busch's other sponsors like McDonald's, Monster Energy and Goodyear. His #45 on the doors and hood rounds off the look – a serendipitous detail, as Jordan himself briefly wore #45 upon his return from his first retirement.
If you want to catch Busch's car in action, be sure to tune into the AdventHealth 400 this Sunday, May 15.