Al Purkey never made any big announcement that he was retiring from driving race cars. He just quietly faded away from the Dirt Late Model scene following the 2011 season and, after a couple years dabbling in open-wheel modified competition, confirmed the end of his very successful career earlier this year with a short post on his Facebook page.
“Well, it’s official now,” Purkey wrote on April 5 to his Facebook friends and followers. “I am retired from racing. Sold my mod today complete MORE