STATESVILLE, N.C. – GMS Racing officials confirmed Thursday morning that NASCAR Camping World Truck Series driver Chase Purdy has been sidelined after testing positive for COVID-19.
As a result, Purdy will not compete in Saturday’s NASCAR Camping World Truck Series race at Watkins Glen (N.Y.) Int’l. The team has named NASCAR Xfinity Series driver A.J. Allmendinger as Purdy’s replacement for Saturday’s race.
“Late yesterday afternoon, GMS Racing driver Chase Purdy tested positive for COVID-19 with mild symptoms,” the team said in a statement. “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 Int’l. A.J. 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.”