Denny Hamlin said that the plan for 23XI Racing is to build a place for young as well as veteran drivers alike.
After the formation of the team, the owners decided to go for Bubba Wallace as the driver of the one-car team. While Wallace is not a newbie by any means, but he is yet to win a Cup race.
Surely, the team might want to extend their one-car team to multiple cars in the future. Speaking about which and the drivers that they might sign, Hamlin said:
“We’re trying our best to be the team that Toyota feels like they have a place for their young guys to go.
“Or maybe, we go for an established veteran who’s got a great resume.”
— 23XI Racing (@23XIRacing) February 23, 2021
Hamlin also laid out plans for possible expansion in the future. He said that he would like to expand earlier than later for his team.
“I’d like to expand as soon as possible. The quicker we expand, the more resources we will have as a race team to get better. The better people that we can hire.
“Everything gets better, the more information that you can throw into the pot.
“So, when it makes sense for us, is when it financially makes sense for us. It’s about getting a sponsor, and a driver, and a crew chief first. Those three things have all got to line up. Then you’ve got to try and find a charter.”
“There are a lot of obstacles in the way of it happening, but certainly, we feel like we’re active in the space.”
If the team wishes to add young drivers in the future, it will be from the Toyota development department as the team has an alliance with Toyota.
Furthermore, the team expects Wallace to grow into a more accomplished driver along the way.