BUSCH: Talladega Jeff Purvis; have excitement, looking for victory

TALLADEGA, AL --- Porter-Cable NASCAR Busch Series driver Jeff Purvis heads to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend full of excitement. Purvis will be looking for his first victory of the season in the Touchstone Energy 300. The Clarksville,...

TALLADEGA, AL --- Porter-Cable NASCAR Busch Series driver Jeff Purvis heads to Talladega Superspeedway this weekend full of excitement. Purvis will be looking for his first victory of the season in the Touchstone Energy 300. The Clarksville, TN native will be driving the same #4 Pontiac Grand Prix that was leading the season opening race in Daytona Beach when a piece of debris hit the grill of his car and cut into the radiator, ending his day and chances for victory.

"We have a great car for this weekend's race, it's should be a real good weekend for our team," Purvis said. "We have made some minor adjustments to the car and I really believe it will be even better than it was in Daytona."

Purvis will be looking to improve last year's Talladega finish by two positions. Last season, Purvis finished the Touchstone Energy 300 in 3rd place after leading the race on three occasions for 18 laps.

Everything is in place for Purvis to have an exciting weekend behind the wheel of the Porter-Cable Pontiac. With a little racing luck, Purvis and the Joe Gibbs owned team could be celebrating in Victory Lane on Saturday afternoon.

FAST FACTS

Ø Purvis has recorded two straight top-ten finishes and three straight top-fifteen finishes. In doing so, he has climbed from 35th in the Busch Series point standings to 17th over the last three races.

Ø Purvis won the first ever ARCA superseedway race he entered at The Talladega Superspeedway in 1990.

Ø Should Purvis win the Bud Pole on Thursday afternoon it would be his third career Busch Series pole award at Talladega Superspeedway. Purvis led the field to the green flag for two straight years, 1994 and 1995.

Ø Purvis is tied for second in the ARCA Series with 8 career superspeedway victories.

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