Danny Bohn will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut for Big Machine Racing at Daytona Int'l Speedway.
Danny Bohn will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut for Big Machine Racing at Daytona Int'l Speedway.

Bohn Set For Xfinity Debut With Big Machine Racing

MOORESVILLE, N.C. – Big Machine Racing announced Monday that the newly-formed NASCAR Xfinity Series team has signed Danny Bohn to pilot the No. 48 during the Feb. 13 season opener at Daytona Int’l Speedway.

North American Motor Car will serve as the primary sponsor of the No. 48 Chevrolet Camaro with a patriotic paint scheme that also features Big Machine Vodka, a sister brand to Big Machine Racing owned by Scott Borchetta, the president and CEO of the Big Machine Label Group.

The race will also serve as Bohn’s NASCAR Xfinity Series debut. Bohn is set to drive for On Point Motorsports in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series this year.

“Scott Borchetta and North American Motor Car have been instrumental in supporting me in my journey rising up through the stock car racing ranks,” said the 32-year-old Bohn. “This is just another step and to have them both on the car for Scott’s debut as a team owner and my Xfinity series debut makes it all the more special to me, especially being at Daytona.”

Bohn will also be driving the On Point Motorsports No. 30 truck in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Daytona Int’l Speedway on the same weekend with North American Motor Car also as his primary sponsor

“It’s great to be working with Danny again,” said Borchetta. “He’s a born racer and he knows how to be around at the end of these very challenging races. Daytona is the great equalizer and it takes skill, patience and staying out of trouble until it’s time to go. If he can do that, and we get a little Lady Luck on our side, we stand to have a very strong debut.”

As previously announced by Big Machine Racing, Jade Buford will serve as the primary driver of the No. 48 Big Machine Racing Chevrolet Camaro for the upcoming season. Buford will take over full-time driver duties the following week on the road course at Daytona, which will qualify him for all the remaining races this year.

“North American Motor Car is extremely excited to be teamed up with Danny Bohn and Scott Borchetta’s Big Machine Racing No. 48 car for Daytona,” said North American Motor Car Chief Operating Officer Andy Hill. “We believe it is going to be a breakout year for Danny and we are extremely proud to be a part of it.”