Chase Purdy will have a new home for his second season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series, announcing on Tuesday that he’ll pilot a second entry for Hattori Racing Enterprises.
“I couldn’t be more excited to join the HRE team,” Purdy said. “They have consistently won races and been a weekly contender for the last several years. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to race with this group in 2022.”
The 22-year-old will drive the No. 61 BamaBuggies.com Toyota Tundra full-time next season, marking the first time the organization has fielded multiple full-season entries in the series.
“This is a humbling, yet a big chance for me to elevate my performance with such a family-oriented team,” Purdy said. “It is also great to have the continued support of BAMA Buggies and rejoin the Toyota Racing family. Hopefully, we can contribute towards another manufacturer title in the new Tundra TRD Pro and make a strong run at the playoffs.”
After a turbulent rookie season with GMS Racing last season, which saw the Meridian, Mississippi-native collect a pair of top-10 results, Purdy will look to establish himself as a contender for victories, with an organization that has done just that in recent years.
“Chase has shown a lot of potential and we’re happy to have him join HRE,” Hattori said. “He has won some big races in his career and has the ability to be successful with our team. We’re looking forward to putting the right people around him and having Chase up front on a weekly basis.”
Additional details, including Purdy’s crew chief on the No. 61 Toyota Tundra will be announced at a later date.