Only in spirit and heavy advertising, however.
Big Machine label group, which is home to Carly Pearce and several other artists, is a sponsor for Sam Mayer. He drives the No. 8 Chevy. As it turns out, what better way to mark the first race of the 12 rounds of the playoff season with Pearce’s face whipping around the Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
Sam Mayer and Carly Pearce Paint Scheme
Sam Mayer was racing in Vegas, but he is not technically a part of the Xfinity playoffs. He failed to qualify, given the fact that he is in 34th place as of now. You have to be in the top 12 in order to qualify for a position in the playoffs.
The paint scheme pays homage to Pearce’s recent album, “29: Written In Stone.” JR Motorsports shared a close-up look at the impressive paint scheme.
The car was painted a dark, forest green. Right on the hood is a large picture of Pearce. Her name is plastered in white lettering right next to her face, as well as the name of her new album. The car also has accents of yellow and red throughout. On the back of the car is Pearce’s name once again with “New Music” written above it.
For Carly Pearce, it’s some undeniably good exposure she got during the NASCAR race. Scott Borchetta is the CEO of Big Machine Records and is also a former race car driver. He owns Jade Buford’s No. 48 car that is driving in the series also.
He spoke out about the sponsorship and is hoping for the best from all of his ties to the NASCAR event. “Carly’s album has already hit No. 1 on iTunes so I expect the boys to step up and reach the top spot as well!” he said regarding his team ownership and Pearce.
Jade Buford is driving the Big Machine Vodka Spiked Coolers Camaro. In addition to Big Machine’s connection to racers, a few artists also showed up for a stellar performance after the race. Lady A and Carly Pearce both played at The Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas.
Big Machine and NASCAR certainly have a loving relationship.
Current NASCAR Xfinity Standings
As for the Las Vegas race on Saturday, Josh Berry and JR Motorsports secured the win. He was actually filling in for Michael Annett who is injured. This is Berry’s second win so far for the season.
Berry won the race, but he is not eligible for the playoffs because he has not raced in each race so far. JR Motorsports had an overall widely successful night. Justin Allgaier and Noah Gragson, also with the team, finished in second and third. Fourth place went to Austin Cindric and fifth was Daniel Hemric.
The next race in the playoffs is the Sparks 300 at Talladega Superspeedway on October 2.