Jade Buford

Big Machine Records Racing
2023 Fantasy Outlook
Part-time driver with Big Machine Racing last season. Made just nine starts with one Top-10 finish. Buford has been confirmed for the season-opener at Daytona in 2023, but the rest of his schedule is unannounced at the time of this writing. Read Past Outlooks
Daytona Start with Big Machine
February 2, 2023
Big Machine Racing announced that Buford will drive a second car for Big Machine Racing in Daytona for the Beef. It's What's For Dinner. 300.
Buford has been looking for some opportunities to race and Big Machine will give him an important start in the season-opener at Daytona. He will pilot the team's No. 5 Chevrolet, which will be their second entry in the event. Buford made just nine starts last season with Big Machine Racing, and will look to patch together a similar schedule in 2023.
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2022 Fantasy Outlook
Buford's rookie season was a pretty good success in 2021. He raced the full slate, short of one event and grabbed one Top-10 and 16 Top-20 finishes. It would all add up to a respectable 23rd-place effort in the driver standings for this small race team. The effort was very impressive given how brief everyone's experience was with this team. Patrick Donahue returns at crew chief and he'll continue building chemistry with Buford. The team formed an enhanced technical alliance with Richard Childress Racing and that will only help matters. Better, faster cars should be the fruit of that partnership. Buford has a lot of room to grow and good upward momentum after his strong 2021 campaign.