Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fast Facts: Chase Purdy

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NASCAR Next member Chase Purdy added another Rookie of the Year award to his resume a few weeks ago at Dover International Speedway – find out about this award and his others in this week’s Fast Facts.
  • Chase Purdy was born Nov. 1, 1999 in Tuscaloosa, AL. His racing career began in go-karts at age 9, where he won multiple times before moving up to Bandolero cars at age 12 and Legends cars at age 15.
  • Purdy won the U.S. Legends Young Lions Division National Championship in 2015 before making his full-sized stock car debut in Late Models in 2016. In his first season in NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Models, Purdy earned 10 wins and 20 top 10 finishes in 21 starts in 2016. For his efforts, Purdy was named the All-American Series Rookie of the Year, as well as the South Carolina Rookie of the Year and state champion. Purdy was also the runner-up in the Pro Division in the Bojangle’s Summer Shootout Series for U.S. Legends cars at Charlotte Motor Speedway that year.
  • Purdy joined David Gilliland Racing in Super Late Models in 2016, and in 2017 competed in the K&N Pro Series East for DGR. In his first season in the K&N Series, Purdy finished fourth in points with eight top 10s and four poles in 14 races, and took home the Rookie of the Year award. Purdy also competed in three ARCA Racing Series events, earning two top 10 finishes.
  • Learn more about Purdy at chasepurdyracing.com.



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