Chase Purdy Suffered Rear Gear Failure At Martinsville

Chase Purdy, No. 23 Bama Buggies Chevrolet Silverado

START: 13th

FINISH: 40th

POINTS: 19th

  • Chase Purdy made his second start at Martinsville Speedway, starting in the 13th position after a Top 10 showing in the series’ last race at Talladega. Purdy would slot in line right around where he started, holding his own in the opening laps of the race.
  • Purdy would remark that he smelled smoke inside the cockpit of his No. 23 Bama Buggies Chevrolet with an apparent issue very early on. On lap 33, he would bring his truck down pit road to the attention of the crew, where they diagnosed the issue as a rear gear failure.
  • With no way to fix the issue, the rookie was forced to park his truck early, resulting in a disappointing 40th place finish.

Quote: “Man, what a super frustrating way to end our day. I really thought that we were able to get our truck handling great there, but we just weren’t able to get a chance to show for it there. Looking forward to wrapping up the season next weekend in Phoenix and ending our year on a high note with our No. 23 GMS Racing team.”


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