Prior to the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix on Sunday (Aug. 7), Big Machine Racing (BMR) owner Scott Borchetta announced that Andretti Autosport’s Marco Andretti will drive the Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for the Roval in Charlotte, North Carolina on Oct. 8.
“I am so excited that Marco Andretti will be driving our Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers No. 48 Camaro in the NASCAR Xfinity Series at the Roval in Charlotte,” Borchetta shares. “He’s done such a great job in SRX and I think his skills will shine brightly in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.”
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Andretti has been driving in IndyCar for 17 years and has raced in 250 races. In 2006, he was named IndyCar Series Rookie of the Year and Indianapolis 500 Rookie of the Year. This pas year, Andretti won the SRX Series Championship which raced late model cars at short tracks throughout the country, including the Nashville Fairgrounds Speedway.
“I’m grateful to Scott Borchetta for giving me this cool opportunity to try my hand at an Xfinity road course,” Andretti adds. “I have really taken a liking to the stock car experience and look forward to having some fun driving the Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers No. 48 Camaro in Charlotte.”
During the 2022 NASCAR Xfinity Series season, Jade Buford, Kaz Garla and Tyler Reddick have all jumped behind the wheel of the Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro. No decision has been made of who will be the full-time driver for the Big Machine Racing car in 2022, Borchetta noted.
On Saturday (Aug. 6), Borchetta took third place in the Trans Am Series at the Big Machine Music City Grand Prix. It was his best finish and best qualifying so far in the Trans Am Series.
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