Nick Sanchez has joined Big Machine Racing Team in the NASCAR Xfinity Series for four races, Sanchez tweeted July 20.
His schedule starts with the Sept. 16 race at Bristol Motor Speedway.
“Excited to announce that I’ll be running several races for Big Machine Racing later this year,” Sanchez tweeted. “Thank you, Team Chevy and [team owner] Scott Borchetta, for giving me this opportunity to run up front and compete in the Xfinity Series. Huge career step, ready for Bristol!”
Sanchez will also run the No. 48 at Texas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway.
The news comes after Sanchez announced last week he would not be running his remaining five scheduled races with BJ McLeod Motorsports in the series. In his two Xfinity starts in 2022 with the team, Sanchez finished 26th at Phoenix Raceway and posted a 28th-place finish in May at Charlotte Motor Speedway.
Sanchez competes full time in the ARCA Menards Series for Rev Racing. Heading into Pocono Raceway this weekend, Sanchez trails points leader and teammate Rajah Caruth by six points, having posted two wins, two top fives and six top 10s.
Big Machine’s No. 48 started the season with Jade Buford as its full-time driver but has since rotated a variety of competitors into the car, mostly full-time NASCAR Cup Series drivers, with Tyler Reddick garnering the team its first win at Texas. Ricky Stenhouse Jr. is piloting the No. 48 at Pocono this weekend.
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