After a year where Big Machine Racing ran with numerous drivers in their No. 48 Chevrolet, only one driver will handle the car next season as the team announced Parker Kligerman as their man for 2023 on Saturday.
The current NBC Sports analyst and part-time driver will make his return to full-time racing for the first time since 2013 when he ran the No. 77 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
Kligerman has made 16 starts across NASCAR’s three national series this season, collecting a win at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in the Camping World Truck Series, four top fives and nine top 10’s.
Big Machine entered the Xfinity Series in 2021 with Jade Buford piloting the car on a regular basis. This season, they’ve fielded drivers like Kligerman, Buford, Marco Andretti and a handful of Cup Series drivers. Tyler Reddick scored the team’s first win at Texas Motor Speedway in May.