Chase Purdy Struggled All Night At Phoenix

Chase Purdy, No. 23 Bama Buggies Chevrolet Silverado

START: 12th

FINISH: 16th

POINTS: 19th

  • Chase Purdy returned to Phoenix Raceway for the first time since 2018 on Friday night with the No. 23 GMS Racing team. The last time he raced at the 1.0-mile track, he was making only his second ever NCWTS start. Purdy would show solid speed all day, starting from the 12th position for the 150 lap event.
  • Stage 1 would result in a 16th place finish for Purdy, citing a tight condition early on. Adjustments by crew chief Jeff Hensley would help free the No. 23 Bama Buggies Silverado up, gaining Chase one additional spot to finish 15th in Stage 2.
  • Purdy would wrap up his rookie season with a sixteenth place finish at Phoenix Raceway, quietly putting together a solid run to end the year out. In 2021, Chase Purdy’s season was highlighted by two Top 10 finishes including a best-career finish of sixth place at Gateway, along with eight laps led. The Mississippi-born driver would finish in 19th place in the points standings after missing one race at Watkins Glen International due to COVID-19 protocols.

Quote:Man, we just struggled with the balance of the truck all night. My guys and I did everything we could to work on our Silverado, but we just lacked overall speed. It has been an up and down year this season, but I’ve learned a lot. I am thankful to GMS Racing, Chevrolet, Bama Buggies, and all of my crew members for the hard work they put into this season.”

TIL NEXT TIME, I AM STILL WORKING ON MY REDNECK!

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