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Chase Purdy Tests Positive for COVID-19, AJ Allmendinger Piloting No. 23 Chevrolet Silverado at Watkins Glen

NASCAR Camping World Truck Series competitor Chase Purdy, has tested positive for COVID-19 and will have to sit out Saturday’s United Rentals 176 at Watkins Glen International, according to a statement from GMS Racing released on Thursday.

AJ Allmendinger – full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series driver for Kaulig Racing and a road course veteran — will pilot the No. 23 Bama Buggies Chevrolet Silverado in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at the 2.45-mile road course.

“Late yesterday afternoon, GMS Racing driver Chase Purdy tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms. In accordance with NASCAR protocol and the CDC guidelines, Purdy will not compete in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series event at Watkins Glen International. AJ Allmendinger has agreed to substitute as the replacement driver of the No. 23 Bama Buggies Chevrolet. We wish Chase a steady recovery and hope to see him compete at the series’ next event at World Wide Technology Raceway in Gateway.”

— GMS Racing

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