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KANSAS CITY, KANSAS - OCTOBER 23: Jade Buford, driver of the #48 Big Machine Spiked Coolers Chevrolet, drives during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway on October 23, 2021 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images) | Getty Images
KANSAS CITY, KANSAS - OCTOBER 23: Jade Buford, driver of the #48 Big Machine Spiked Coolers Chevrolet, drives during the NASCAR Xfinity Series Kansas Lottery 300 at Kansas Speedway on October 23, 2021 in Kansas City, Kansas. (Photo by Meg Oliphant/Getty Images) | Getty Images

Keith Barnwell Moves to Big Machine Racing to Help Manage Team

According to Bob Pockrass of Fox Sports, Keith Barnwell, who is a longtime motorsports team executive and spotter has joined Big Machine Racing to help manage the No. 48 team for the 2022 season.

Most recently, Barnwell had worked with GMS Racing and helped with its driver development programs.

Over the offseason, Big Machine Racing relocated to Richard Childress Racing’s campus in Welcome, N.C. The No. 48 team finished 24th in the Xfinity Series’ owner standings last year, with Jade Buford as the team’s primary driver.