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Scott Borchetta, Big Machine Racing Team Owner, in Stable Condition After Road Atlanta Crash

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Scott Borchetta (right) has been transported to a hospital following a vicious crash in a Trans Am race at Road Atlanta on Sunday. Borchetta is the owner of the Big Machine Racing team. Photo Credit: Craig White /

UPDATE: Monday, March 27, 2023 at 2:50 PM ET —

Big Machine Label Group has issued an update on its Chairman and CEO Scott Borchetta, who was involved in an accident on Sunday in a Trans Am Racing Series event at Road Atlanta.

The Label Group statement reads, “Big Machine Label Group Chairman and CEO Scott Borchetta was involved in an accident yesterday, Sunday, March 26 while racing in the Trans Am Series. He was taken to the hospital to assess his injuries and is currently in stable condition.

“We ask everyone to please respect the Borchetta family’s privacy during this time.

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While no specifics have been given on what is ailing Borchetta, the Trans Am Series released a statement on Monday wishing Borchetta a quick recovery from injuries sustained in the Lap 24 crash on Sunday.

“On behalf of the entire Trans Am staff and management, we want to wish Scott Borchetta a speedy recovery.

“Scott is a passionate and talented competitor, and his dedication to Trans Am is evidenced by his participation as a team owner, driver and partner.

“The safety of our drivers, teams and at-track personnel is our number one priority. We are deeply thankful to the safety and medical crews at the racetrack, as well as those at the local hospital who have provided excellent care.”

ORIGINAL STORY: Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 3:28 PM ET

Scott Borchetta, the team owner for the Big Machine Racing team in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, has been transported to a local hospital after suffering a massive crash on lap 24 of Sunday’s Trans Am Series event at Road Atlanta.

While a video of the crash, as it happened, has not been provided by the Trans Am broadcast team, Borchetta went off course in the high-braking Turn 1 of the 12-turn course.

Borchetta was extracted from his No. 48 race car, and after a lengthy clean up the race resumed. The Trans Am broadcast team gave an update on Borchetta’s condition saying, “I can tell you [Scott] is okay. He is conscious, and he’s been talking to his team, but he is on his way to the hospital. It was a big hit, but I am glad to say he is now in good care and being taken to the hospital. That’s the latest.”

At this time, no further update has been given on Borchetta’s medical condition, although has reached out to the Trans Am Series and the Big Machine Racing team for an update on Borchetta’s condition. If an update is provided, this story will be updated.

Borchetta, 60, in addition to being a race car driver, is an American record executive and founder of the Big Machine Label Group. The California native has competed in 34 Trans Am Series events since the 2020 season. Borchetta has one podium finish in that span.

Parker Kligerman pilots the No. 48 Big Machine Racing entry in the NASCAR Xfinity Series and sits 11th in the championship standings after the opening six events of the 2023 season.

Toby Christie
Toby Christie
Toby is the Founder, and Editor-in-Chief of Toby is also the co-host of The Final Lap Weekly Podcast. Additionally, he is a NMPA (National Motorsports Press Association) award-winning writer, and has followed the sport as a fan since 1993.

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