Spire Motorsports Long John Silver’s 200 Race Advance – Chase Purdy

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  • Chase Purdy will Pilot Spire Motorsports’ No.77 Bama Buggies Chevrolet Silveradoin Friday night’s Long John Silver’s 200 at Martinsville Speedway.  
  • In four NCTS starts at Martinsville Speedway, Purdy has earned a 16.3 average start and a 25th-place average finish. He has completed 554 of 728 laps contested over those four races.  
  • Purdy started eighth and finished 10th in last year’s Long John Silver’s 200.
  • Friday night’s 200-lap affair will mark Purdy’s 81st career NCTS start and sixth behind the wheel of the No.77 Spire Motorsports Chevy Silverado.
  • Two weeks ago at Circuit of the Americas, the Meridian, Miss., native qualified 16th and raced inside the top-15 for most of the race and ultimately came home 22nd. Purdy is currently 20th in the NCTS championship point standings.
  • On top of the box, Purdy’s crew chief Jason Trinchere has six starts in the NXS at Martinsville Speedway with Kaulig Racing. In his six starts he has five top-10s including one top-five finish. In 2022, he called a runner-up finish with driver Landon Cassil.  

Chase Purdy Quotes 
What does it take to run well at Martinsville?  
“Martinsville just happens to be another one of those track-position tracks. We need to have a good day from the start and qualify well. When you qualify well, you have a better chance of staying up front all night. We have a strong notebook from last year and are looking to maintain that success from our last time there.” 
How much does the off week benefit you and allow you to reset for this two-week stint starting at Martinsville?  
“The off-weekend was definitely beneficial. It gave us a chance to reset and come back stronger to a track where we know we’re good. I was able to go home and see some family for Easter and I know my guys enjoyed being able to spend time with their families, too. As a group we’re coming back with a clear mind to get back to running where I know our Bama Buggies group is capable of.”  
Where does Martinsville fall in terms of one of your favorite tracks?  
“Well, Martinsville finds itself in the top two of my favorite tracks. I grew up racing late models on short tracks similar to Martinsville, so I’m comfortable every time I’m out there. Every time we show up to Martinsville, I’m confident knowing I can go out and win.” 

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