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Everything You Need to Know About Chase Purdy

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Chase Purdy will return to the same building, but wearing a different logo in 2024. How did Purdy get to Kyle Busch Motorsports, and, eventually, the new Spire Motorsports Truck Series team? Here is everything you need to know about Chase Purdy.

Early Life and Career

Chase Purdy was born on November 11, 1999, in Meridian, Mississippi. According to Chuck Corder of Pensacola News Journal, he began racing in go-karts at an early age. His first win came just across the street from Talladega Superspeedway.

However, he quickly continued to show his racing talent throughout the lower ranks. According to Corder, Purdy became a national champion in Legends Cars before moving to North Carolina to start racing late models.

Purdy had some success in late models becoming the 2016 Whelen All American Series Rookie of the Year. He even made some starts in the CARS Tour throughout 2016 as well. In 2017, he made his first jump into ARCA.

Trucks and ARCA

In 2017, Purdy ran in the ARCA Menards Series Est for David Gilliland. Purdy won 4 straight poles at Memphis, Berlin, Thompson, and New Hampshire. While victory lane eluded him, he still had 5 top-5s and 8 top-10s to finish 4th in the standings.

In 2018, Purdy began running full-time in the ARCA Menards Series for Matt Miller. Again, Purdy failed to find victory lane, but he recorded 10 top-5s and 14 top-10s in 20 races. He finished fourth in the points standings that season and some Truck Series opportunities awaited.

Between 2018 and 2020, Purdy made 9 part-time starts for Matt Miller and Maury Gallagher. In 2020, Purdy had his best run yet with a 10th-place finish at Kansas after winning his first career pole. He finally got an almost full-time opportunity in 2021 with GMS and Gallagher for 21 of 22 races.

However, Purdy could not find his footing that season with only 2 top-10 finishes. In 2022, Purdy improved slightly as he moved on to Hattori Racing Enterprises in the 61 Truck for 22 of 23 races. While he only had 2 top-10s, he had 16 top-20s and 12 top-15s, and he caught the eye of one of the series’ top team owners.

Move to KBM and Spire

In 2023, Chase Purdy got his big break, and he would run full-time for Kyle Busch Motorsports in the 4 truck. He ran well overall, but he barely missed out on the Playoffs. However, there were some highlights.

He finished a career-best second behind Carson Hocevar at Texas Motor Speedway, and he would record a career-high 3 top-5s and 11 top-10s. Purdy also recorded his first career poles at Kansas and Talladega towards the end of the season. However, he failed to win a race.

Still, Purdy impressed enough to be offered a contract with KBM for 2024. When Spire bought out KBM, Purdy stayed with Spire, and that is where he will race in 2024.

Is Chase Purdy primed to have his breakout season this year? He will have a new team, but he will have solid equipment to get the job done.

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