LOUDON, NH - Porter-Cable NASCAR Busch Series driver Jeff Purvis is set to record a milestone in Saturday's BUSCH 200 race. In his 133rd career Busch Series start, Purvis will pass the $2 million dollar mark in career earnings in the series.
LOUDON, NH - Porter-Cable NASCAR Busch Series driver Jeff Purvis is set to record a milestone in Saturday's BUSCH 200 race. In his 133rd career Busch Series start, Purvis will pass the $2 million dollar mark in career earnings in the series. Purvis currently stands at the $1,996,468 mark in earnings.
The Clarksville, TN native made his first Busch Series start in 1989 at the Lowe's Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC and finished 40th, bringing home a check for $1,030. Over the next six years, Purvis made 28 starts in the Busch Series before entering the series full-time in 1996.
"It seems like only yesterday that we entered the Charlotte race," Purvis said. "This series has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade, it's amazing to look back at how the tracks and cars have changed over the years."
Along with the tracks and cars the other big change Purvis has noticed is the amount of money the teams are racing for these days.
"To look back and see how much the purse was for winning a race ten years ago and what the winner brings home today is amazing," Purvis said. "It's a real tribute to NASCAR and Anheuser-Busch for providing the support to allow the sport to grow."
Purvis and the Porter-Cable Racing Team will take the green flag at New Hampshire International Speedway on Saturday at 12:30pm EDT.
Jeff Purvis will be looking to improve his finishing position by two spots from last year. Purvis finished third last season after starting 26th. In 1998, Purvis scored another top-five finish, with a fourth place run on the 1-mile speedway.
The Porter-Cable Racing team will unveil a brand new Pontiac Grand Prix for this weekend's race.
Jeff Purvis and the Porter-Cable Racing Team spent Monday and Tuesday at The Lowe's Motor Speedway testing for the May 27th race.