TC Daily Pit Stop: Purdy Joins Spire Motorsports for 2024 Truck Season; Young's Motorsports Going Xfinity Racing with Honeyman; Alpha Prime Running No. 45 Part-Time
TC Daily Pit Stop: Thursday, January 4th, 2024
24-year-old Chase Purdy will return for his second consecutive full-time season in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series and he’ll pilot the No. 77 Chevrolet Silverado for Spire Motorsports. Last season, Purdy drove the No. 4 entry for Kyle Busch Motorsports.
“I’m really excited to get going on 2024 with Spire Motorsports,” Purdy said in the release. “Seeing what they’ve done in the last few years and the drivers they’ve had come through being in that system makes me excited for the future. I’m more determined than ever. There are a few new people, Jason Trinchere, obviously being one of them, but, for the most part, we still have our same core group of guys so we’re looking to keep up that momentum from last year. I’m just really eager to get the new season started. I can’t wait to get to work.”
Late in 2023, Spire Motorsports acquired KBM and the shop that the championship-winning Truck Series team has been housed in.
Young’s Motorsports, a team that has been a fixture in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series for years, will field a full-time NASCAR Xfinity Series entry — No. 42 — in 2024. On Wednesday, the team announced that they have tapped 18-year-old Leland Honeyman as the driver for the Chevrolet Camaro.
Honeyman competed in eight NASCAR Xfinity Series races combined between Alpha Prime Racing and MBM Motorsports last season.
Alpha Prime Racing will officially drop its No. 45 team to a part-time effort during the 2024 NASCAR Xfinity Series season. The organization fielded three full-time cars (No. 43, No. 44, and No. 45) in 2023.
Team co-owner Caesar Bacarella was the first driver announced to the roster for the No. 45 team on Wednesday. Bacarella will pilot the machine in the four Superspeedway events beginning with the season-opener at Daytona International Speedway.
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