Jeff Purvis

Racing Driver
Born Feb 19, 1959

Jeffery Purvis is a former race car driver in NASCAR's Nationwide Series. He is a 15-year veteran with four wins and 25 top-five finishes. Purvis is still recovering from a massive brain injury suffered in 2002. He races "Late Model Crates" at Golden Isles Speedway.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Jeff Purvis.


1959 Birth Born on February 19, 1959.


1989 30 Years Old In 1989, Purvis made his debut at Charlotte driving the #49 Phoenix Racing Buick. … Read More
Purvis made his NASCAR debut in 1990. … Read More
1991 - 1993 3 More Events
1994 35 Years Old 1 More Event
In 1994, Finch picked up sponsorship for the #51 from Country Time, and Purvis raced in the Chevy for 6 races, replacing original driver Neil Bonnett, who was killed in a practice accident for the Daytona 500.
1995 36 Years Old Purvis raced 6 races again for Finch in 1995. … Read More
In the 1996 Daytona 500, Purvis increased his best career finish to 12th place, where it stands today.
1997 38 Years Old Purvis and Finch looked toward 1997 with high hopes, but Finch informed Purvis that the team could not run a full season without solid sponsorship. … Read More
1998 39 Years Old 1 More Event
Lance Snacks was on board with Purvis and Finch for a full 1998, and the season started off well. … Read More


1999 40 Years Old 1 More Event
A 3rd place at Talladega was his best finish of 1999, but the consistency allowed for Purvis to finish 6th in points, bettering his 1996 standing.
After a 3-year absence from the elite division of NASCAR, Purvis returned for his final season in 2001. … Read More
2002 43 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He suffered massive brain injury after a 2002 crash and has not run a NASCAR-sanctioned race since 2004. … Read More
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