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Big Machine Records Starting New Xfinity Team in 2021

Update 2: On SiriusXM NASCAR, Patrick Donahue, crew chief of Big Machine Racing, confirmed Jade Buford is not approved to run the season opening Xfinity race at Daytona.

Buford is approved to run in the second race of the season at the Daytona road course, where he finished 16th last season with SS Green Light Racing.

Update: Scott Borchetta confirms he will start an Xfinity team with Jade Buford as the driver.

The No. 48 Chevrolet will be sponsored by Big Machine Vodka. Patrick Donahue, who departed from SS Green Light Racing prior to the new year, will oversee the team.

According to Adam Stern from Sports Business Journal, Big Machine Records will start its own Xfinity team during the 2021 season. Jade Buford will pilot the No. 48 car.

In four road course starts last season, Buford earned a best finish of eighth at the Charlotte Motor Speedway ROVAL. He was sponsored by Big Machine Records in all four races.