Date: March 25, 2023
Event: XPEL 225 (Race 4 of 23)
Series: NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series
Location: Circuit of the Americas (3.426-mile, 20-turn road course)
Format: Three Stages; 12/14/16
Start/Finish: 21st/27th (Running, completed 42 of 42 laps)
Winner: Zane Smith of Front Row Motorsports (Ford)
After starting at the rear of the field, Chase Purdy and the No. 4 Bama Buggies team were battling for a top-10 finish in the Final Stage of Saturday’s XPEL 225 when he got spun with just over 10 laps remaining. After getting his truck going in the right direction, he would later be penalized for short cutting the esses and would have to make a pass-thru penalty. When all was said and done, Purdy crossed the finish line in the 27th position.
Chase Purdy, Driver of the No. 4 Bama Buggies Chevrolet:
Talk about your race.
“Really long day. Thought at the end with strategy we put ourselves in a position to run eighth to 10th until we got spun out. Kind of struggled all day – more so on my end, just had a hard time find speed and keeping speed. Frustrating day but we’ll go back and learn from it and take what we can from today and move on to Texas next week. KBM has had really fast trucks there and it’s been a pretty good track for me so looking to forward to getting there.”
XPEL 225 Recap:
- Zane Smith won Saturday’s XPEL 225. It was his second victory of 2023 and the ninth victory of his NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series career. Kyle Busch finished second, while Ty Majeski, Tyler Ankrum and Ross Chastain rounded out the top five.
- There were three cautions for five laps and nine lead changes among five drivers.
NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series Point Standings:
Purdy leaves the fourth race of the season 11th in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series driver point standings, 61 tallies behind Zane Smith.