JD Motorsports with Gary Keller (JDM) is proud to announce that 11-time IMSA/SRO World Challenge winner Jade Buford will make his second-career NASCAR Xfinity Series (NXS) start driving the No. 6 Big Machine Hand Sanitizer Chevrolet at Road America on August 8th.
Buford, who calls Nashville, TN his home, made his NXS debut at Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course earlier in the month with SS-Greenlight Racing. On the July 4th race date, Jade drove the No. 07 Chevrolet to a respectable 14th place finish in just his first ever stock car race.
With a sports car racing background that spans over a decade, Buford looked to NASCAR for his next challenge. Buford’s GT4 record includes race wins at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, Barber Motorsports Park, and Sebring. Along with the race wins, Buford has amassed several pole positions as well, including one at Road America in Pirelli World Challenge competition. He looks to translate that valuable experience into his efforts this weekend at the historic Wisconsin track.
Backing Buford’s second NASCAR-sanctioned start will be Big Machine Hand Sanitizer, owned by Big Machine Label Group President/CEO Scott Borchetta. Borchetta, a road course racer in his own right, co-drives with Jade on various road racing divisions in SVRA competition.
Heading into Road America, Buford looks to build on his finish in his last outing at Indianapolis. Now more familiarized with the heavier stock cars, he believes he can improve in multiple ways. With plenty of laps around the 4.048-mile road course, a Top 10 finish should not be out of the question.
The NASCAR Xfinity Series heads to Road America this Saturday for the second road course race of the year. Be sure to tune in live on NBC Sports Network or MRN radio at Noon Eastern Time for coverage of the Henry 180. For all things JDM, follow along on our social media pages @JDMotorsports01. #TeamJDM
About Big Machine Hand Sanitizer:
Located in Nashville and Lynnville, TN, Big Machine Distillery produces premium, hand-crafted spirits led by its Platinum Filtered Premium Big Machine Vodka, which the company hales as “The Smoothest Tasting Vodka, Period.” The brand has an association with Nashville-based Big Machine Label Group, which has been called “the number one independent record label in the world” (Billboard Magazine). Big Machine hand sanitizer is available in the distillery’s Nashville-based tasting rooms and nationwide via their website https://www.bigmachinevodka.com/shop.
About Jade Buford:
Jade’s start in motorsport began at the age of 18 at PTX, which kickstarted a rapid growth from Porsche Club Racing to professional road racing in IMSA competition and Pirelli World Challenge. He competed in Porsche Club Racing until he made his debut in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge in 2009. He went on to drive for various teams, competing in Rolex GT and driving in the prestigious 24 Hours of Daytona in the GT category three times.
Jade has raced full time since 2009 in Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and in Pirelli World Challenge with several wins and podiums to his name. Other career highlights include setting a record number of poles in a single season, obtaining six poles out of nine qualifying attempts during his 2013 season with Multimatic/Aston Martin Racing and working as a development driver on projects such as the Ford Mustang GT350R and 2017 Ford GT. He is currently competing in the IMSA Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge driving for Multimatic/Ford Performance, PF Racing, and in Pirelli World Challenge for Racer’s Edge Motorsports.