One of the most talented short track racers in America is hanging up his helmet—at least as far as full-time racing goes.
Lee Pulliam, a four-time NASCAR Whelen All-American champion, announced Friday his intention to temporarily step away from full-time racing while he focuses on family life.
“I want to be able to put some focus back on my family,” Pulliam said in a video posted to YouTube. “My little girl is growing up fast. I’ve accomplished a lot of cool stuff in racing and I don’t really have anything else to prove on this level. Believe it or not, there are more things in life too, so I don’t want to miss out on that stuff.”
Pulliam, who actively races in both Virginia and the Carolinas, still intends on running the occasional race in 2018. He also said he wants to continue to develop young talent through his driver development program.
“I want to take care of my business and make sure my customers are getting 100 per cent because, when we’re focusing on me trying to run 50 races a year plus them, it takes away from their program too,” Pulliam said. “I want to make sure everyone running out of our shop gets all the detail and focus they can have.”