Chase Purdy

Kyle Busch Motorsports
2023 Fantasy Outlook
For Purdy's third full season in the truck series he makes a pretty tremendous leap in teams. He leaves Hattori Racing Enterprises where he finished 16th in last season's driver standings and moves to the strong KBM No. 4 truck. This is the same team that Chandler Smith piloted to three victories and 16 Top-10 finishes last season. While they will be changing manufacturers from Toyota to Chevrolet for 2023, the change in performance shouldn't be too noticeable. Purdy is just 22-years-old but has over 50 starts in this division of NASCAR. He should take a quantum leap in terms of performance this year. Read Past Outlooks
Runner-up Finish at Texas
Craftsman Truck Series
April 1, 2023
Purdy finished second in the 250 NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series race at Texas Motor Speedway Saturday afternoon.
Purdy started 14th on the grid and quickly raced inside the Top 10. He'd remain there the rest of this 250-mile race. The Kyle Busch Motorsports driver would find himself racing inside the Top 5 late when the leaders wrecked battling for the lead on the last lap. Purdy would get past the trouble and quickly promote to second-place at the checkered flag. It was his first-career Top-5 finish in his 57th career start.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
Hattori Racing Enterprises expands to two race teams in the 2022 season. After successfully anchoring one team in this division of NASCAR, the team has decided to expand. They have tabbed up-and-coming talent Purdy to pilot the new No. 61 Toyota Tundra. Matt Lucas has been retained to perform as crew chief for this new truck. The 22-year-old Purdy showed some flashes of skill last season with GMS Racing. He nabbed two Top-10 and six Top-15 finishes in the No. 23 Chevrolet last season. Purdy still has a lot to learn, but he's headed in the right direction. HRE believes this young driver is the pilot to carry this second team into the future.
Purdy's seven-start 2020 campaign yielded just one Top-10 finish, but the team have deemed him worthy to take on a full schedule in 2021. This No. 23 GMS Racing team is just one season removed from propelling Brett Moffitt to one victory and 16 Top-10 finishes, but they'll take a few steps back this season to help break in this young driver. Purdy will be teamed with crew chief Jeff Hensley and the two will pursue Rookie of the Year honors for this driver. The 58-year-old Hensley has quite a resume with well over 800-starts between the Xfinity and Truck Series and 29-total victories. That experience will help Purdy to settle in and find his groove in 2021. But keep in mind this will be his first full season of action and there will be a lot of lessons learned along the way.
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Going full-time with KBM in 2023
Gander Outdoors Truck
December 20, 2022
Kyle Busch Motorsports announced that Purdy will pilot the No. 4 Chevrolet full-time in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series in 2023.
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Not returning to Hattori Racing
Gander Outdoors Truck
October 18, 2022
Purdy will not return to Hattori Racing Enterprises in 2023, Bob Pockrass of Fox Sports reports.
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Daytona Sponsor
Gander Outdoors Truck
February 12, 2022
Hattori Racing Enterprises announced that rising musician David S. Gray will partner with Purdy in next Friday night's NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season-opener at Daytona International Speedway. Purdy's vibrant yellow No. 61 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro will feature Gray's single, "Found Love".
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New Crew Chief
Gander Outdoors Truck
December 22, 2021
Hattori Racing Enterprises announced that industry veteran Matt Lucas will join the organization to assume the role of Team Manager effective immediately. Lucas will also serve as crew chief for Purdy and the No. 61 team.
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Move to Hattori Racing
Gander Outdoors Truck
December 1, 2021
Hattori Racing Enterprises announced that the team will introduce a new number in 2022, with Purdy taking the wheel of the No. 61 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro beginning with the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway on Fri., Feb. 18, 2022.
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