Date: July 22, 2023
Event: CRC Brakleen 150 (Race 15 of 23)
Series: NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
Location: Pocono Raceway (2.5-mile tri-oval)
Format: Three Stages; 15/15/30
Start/Finish: 10th/18th (Running, completed 60 of 60 laps)
Winner: Kyle Busch of Kyle Busch Motorsports (Chevrolet)
After qualifying 10th, Chase Purdy finished 18th in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Pocono Raceway. With one race remaining in the regular season, he sits 54 points below the cutoff line for making the playoffs and will be in a must-win situation next Saturday at Richmond Raceway.
Chase Purdy, driver of the No. 4 Bama Buggies Chevrolet for KBM:
Talk about your race.
“I felt like we had a really fast Bama Buggies Silverado today we just weren’t able to get the track position we needed. It seemed like every restart I was in the wrong lane and the other lane would get going and we would lose a bunch of spots. We’ve got one more shot next weekend at Richmond to go out and earn a spot in the playoffs and we’re going to give it all we got.”
CRC Brakleen 150 Race Recap:
- Purdy’s KBM teammate Kyle Busch won Saturday’s CRC Brakleen 150. It was his second victory of 2023 and his record-extending 64th victory of his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series career. Corey Heim finished second, while Taylor Gray, Christopher Bell and Grant Enfinger rounded out the top five.
- There were five cautions for 20 laps and five lead changes among four drivers.
Craftsman Truck Series Driver Standings:
After 15 races, Purdy sits 13th in the Craftsman Truck Series driver point standings.