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July 19, 2017 - Finchum Excited to Compete at 'The Brickyard' in NASCAR Xfinity Series with MBM Motorsports
1 To say that Chad Finchum of Knoxville, Tenn., is excited having the opportunity to compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Lilly Diabetes 250 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Saturday, July 22 would be an understatement. The 22-year-old Finchum will be making his third NASCAR Xfinity Series start of the 2017 racing season for MBM Motorsports driving the Amana Heating & Cooling - America's Brand For Comfort No. 40 Dodge Challenger.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway officially opened in 1909 and the "Yard of Bricks" at the historic 2.5-mile facility is some of the most hallowed ground in worldwide motorsports. NASCAR racing made its first appearance at the Brickyard in 1994.

Finchum captured the 2013 Tennessee NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state championship, and competing for Martin-McClure Racing in 2016 he won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Pitt Lite 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway. But racing at the famed Indianapolis Motor Speedway will be on the biggest stage yet in his career.

"I'm not sure quite yet that it's truly registered with me that come this weekend I'll be racing at such a historic place as Indianapolis Motor Speedway," said Finchum earlier this afternoon while taking a break helping the team at MBM Motorsports in Statesville, N.C., prepare to make the haul to Indiana for running of the Lilly Diabetes 250. "Like any other motorsports fan I've watched many Indianapolis 500 and Brickyard 400 races on television, and now getting to race at Indy is going to be a very special deal. I'm just really looking forward to the experience. I know I'll be wide-eyed the first time leaving the garage area and rolling down pit road and out onto the track, just glancing around taking a look at the facility and thinking about Indy Car, Formula One and NASCAR races over the years. >>READ MORE


July 8, 2017 - Finchum Enjoys Strong Run in NASCAR XFINITY Action
1Chad Finchum returned to the driver's seat of the Overstock Mercantile #40 MBM Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro over the weekend as he entered his second-career NASCAR XFINITY Series event.

The Alsco 300 was held at Kentucky Speedway (Sparta, Kentucky). Finchum enjoyed strong performances in practice and had high hopes for qualifying.

Unfortunately he would all manage the 38th fastest time and that's where he would start on the grid for the 200-lap affair at the 1.5-mile oval.

The race was originally slated for Friday evening, but Mother Nature had other ideas and pushed the program to Saturday at noon.

Chad would run strong early in the event as he continued to gain valuable seat time. It seemed like he would have a great car for late in the event, but engine troubles struck during the last segment. As a result he would slip to a 29th-place finish.

"The engine problems were disappointing but all-in-all we had a great outing and it was an awesome experience," Finchum said. "I can't thank Carl Long and the whole MBM Motorsports team for the hard work and efforts that they put into this car this weekend.

"Last but not least it really meant a lot to me to have so many friends, family and fans drive all the way from Knoxville to watch me race. We will be making an announcement very soon about more races!"

Full results are available at www.NASCAR.com.


June 3, 2017 - Early Engine Issues End Chad Finchum's NASCAR XFINITY Debut
1Chad Finchum made his NASCAR XFINITY Series debut over the weekend at Dover International Speedway (Dover, Delaware) in an entry fielded by Team McClure Inc and MBM Motorsports.

After making his first-ever laps in the Overstock Mercantile #40 MBM Motorsports Chevrolet Camaro on Friday, Chad qualified in the 31st-starting position on the grid for the OneMain Financial 200 on Saturday morning.

During the first half of the 200-lap affair at the track known as the "Monster Mile," Finchum slowly worked his way through the field. He looked to be headed for a solid run in his debut in the series, but bad luck struck just past the halfway mark, when the engine expired.

The mechanical issue ended his dream outing in the 34th position, but it definitely didn't dampen his spirits nor his hopes for the future.

"Not the end result we intended, but the car was definitely good and we were making up ground," Finchum commented. "Thanks to MB Motorsports for preparing a good car and thanks to Overstock Mercantile for being apart of my first NASCAR XFINITY race. I couldn't be any happier to finally get my shot in this series and I'm super excited to see what the rest of this season and the future holds for me!

Full results are available at www.NASCAR.com.


May 30, 2017 - Chad Finchum to Enter NASCAR XFINITY Races for Team McClure
1Team McClure Inc announced today a program that will enter Chad Finchum into NASCAR XFINITY Series competition for a pair of 2017 events, beginning with One Main Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway. Finchum will make his NASCAR Xfinity Series debut driving the No.40 entry for the event through a partnership with MBM Motorsports.

Overstock Mercantile, a discount retail store based in Chilhowie, VA, will serve as primary sponsor for the Dover event.  

Finchum, from Knoxville, TN, has earned over 1,000 wins across multiple racing series and disciplines including INEX Bandalero Series, Legends Car Series, the NASCAR Whelen All American Series, and the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. Finchum has 17 starts in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East with five top-10 finishes to his credit. Most notably, Finchum secured his first victory in the series at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016 while competing for Martin-McClure Racing. Finchum also held the title of Tennessee Whelen All American Series Champion in 2013. >>READ MORE


May 26, 2017 - Finchum records crowd-pleasing first Kingsport Speedway NASCAR victory in 2017
1 It’s not that Chad Finchum hadn’t been running out front at any point this season in contention for a win, because he’s led several laps in the three races he’s ran in the Model City. Finchum, from Knoxville, finally sealed the deal and impressively captured his first NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car victory Friday at Kingsport Speedway on Patriot Mining Night at the Races.

“The biggest win I’ve had to this point in my racing career was the NASCAR K&N Pro Series victory in April 2016 at Bristol Motor Speedway,” said Finchum while standing at back of his hauler in the pits following the night of racing at Kingsport Speedway. “With all the adversity and just pure disappointment we’ve faced from issues we’ve had racing here at ‘The Concrete Jungle’ this season, I’m going to say this is probably the most emotional victory lane celebration I’ve ever experienced. To get the win in such impressive fashion as we did tonight, especially considering how badly damaged our car was after getting wrecked by a fellow competitor the last race, this is just an awesome feeling. >>READ MORE


April 22, 2017 - Chad Finchum Finishes 5th in Rain-Shortened Bristol Affair
1Chad Finchum returned to Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, Tennessee) on Saturday to defend his title in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East sanctioned, Zombie Auto 125.

After qualifying was canceled on Friday due to rain, Chad was positioned in the 11th starting spot behind the wheel of the Emory Henry College #39 Martin-McClure Racing Toyota.

Finchum's entry began to get better and better as the race progressed. In fact he was turning some of the fastest laps of the race before the event was prematurely ended on lap 70 after rain began to fall at the high-banked, 1/2-mile oval. He was credited with a 5th-place finish behind Harrison Burton, Ruben Garcia, Jr., Spencer Davis, and Hunter Baize.

"I really hated to see the race end early because they came on the radio about six laps before the rain began and told me I was the fastest car on the track," noted Finchum. "I really want to thank Emory Henry College, Martin-McClure Racing and Toyota for making this car an absolute beast."

Full results from the event are available at www.Hometracks.nascar.com/nkpnps-east/.

April 14, 2017 - Rough and Tumble Night in the Concrete Jungle
1Chad Finchum went into battle in the NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing program at Kingsport Speedway (Kingsport, Tennessee) on Friday night, which was highlighted by twin 35-lap features at the "The Concrete Jungle."

It would prove to be a rough night for the pilot of the #19.

Qualifications found Finichum setting fast time in the 19-car field with a 15.065 second lap to earn the pole position for the first feature. He was joined on the front row by Kres VanDyke.

Chad led the first 31 circuits of the feature, before a caution set up a dash to the checkers. He would hold the top spot until contact from VanDkye sent Finchum spinning in turn 2. Chad was credited with a 12th-place finish.

After starting 12th in the second feature Finchum catapulted through the field to challenge for the top spot with just six laps remaining. Unfortunately, he and Van Dyke would make contact again with Finchum's night ending after hard contact with the backstretch wall. He was again credited with a disappointing 12th-place finish.

Full results from the event are available at www.NewKingsportSpeedway.com.

April 13, 2017 - Finchum Gears Up for the Twin 35's at the Concrete Jungle
1Lights, camera, action. No, Chad Finchum of Knoxville hasn't gone to Hollywood. Instead Team Finchum Racing is gearing-up for the first night race of the season on Friday, April 14 at Kingsport (Tenn.) Speedway.

Headlining the Autism Awareness Night five division NASCAR Whelen All-American Series racing program at "The Concrete Jungle" will be twin 35-lap features for the Late Model Stock Cars, along with Modified Street (30 laps), Pure 4 (30 laps), Mod 4 (30 laps) and Pure Street (25 laps) racing.

"We had a really good car back at the season-opener and led first 40 laps of the race, and I truly feel like I had the car to beat," Finchum said this week while taking a break at the shop from preparing the No. 19 Ford Fusion. "Following the restart after a caution flag, contact from the car inside of me back under green flag racing conditions between turns one and two forced my car to get out of shape and slide up the banking and I lost the lead. I guess some will say it was just hard short-track racing, and maybe it was. But nonetheless as a driver you will remember situations like what happened and file it away in your memory bank, and possibly race the driver who rubbed you in same manner at some point in time. I felt like I could have battled back to reclaim the lead, but the contact on left side of my car caused a tire to slowly begin leaking (air pressure) down. Unfortunately when something like that happens, the car just doesn't drive the same as it did with proper air pressure in all four tires. >>Read More

March 25, 2017 - Chad Finchum Launches New Website; Opens 2017 Season
1Chad Finchum and Finchum Racing have launched a brand-new website at www.ChadFinchum.com.

With over 1,000 career wins - spanning multiple divisions - Chad is now embarking on the 2017 season, which marks his 16th year of racing. He will be competing in both NASCAR Whelen All American Series action as well as NASCAR K&N Filter Series competition.

Chad kicked off his 2017 season on Saturday afternoon at Kingsport Speedway (Kingsport, Tennessee) in his Texas Roadhouse #19 Overstock Mercantile Ford in the Food City 175. The outing started with Chad qualifying 3rd fastest, and the inversion positioned him in the 2nd-starting spot for the NASCAR Whelen All American Series Late Model Stock Car feature.

Finchum grabbed the lead from the drop of the green flag in his familiar #19. He paced the field for the first 40 laps before a left-rear flat tire forced him pitside. He would go on to rebound to a 5th-place finish.

Full results from the event are available at www.NewKingsportSpeedway.com.

March 22, 2017 - Chad Finchum Prepares for 2017
1Chad Finchum of Knoxville is hoping to jump-start his 2017 racing season in the same fashion as he has the past two years – parked in victory lane at Kingsport Speedway celebrating a NASCAR Whelen All-American Series win. The season-opener at the .375-mile banked concrete oval in the Model City is scheduled for Saturday, March 25.

“Oh yeah, I can’t wait to get back behind the wheel again to start this new racing season,” Finchum said from his race shop earlier today. “We’ve done some preseason testing at Kingsport Speedway with our Late Model Stock Car and I believe we should be one of the top contenders if everything falls into place. It sure would be awesome to win the season-opener for the third consecutive year.”

Finchum is also very excited about returning to Bristol Motor Speedway on Saturday, April 22, where he hopes to defend his victory in last year’s NASCAR K&N Pro Series Pitt Lite 125. Finchum will chauffeur the Emory & Henry College sponsored No. 39 Toyota Camry for Martin-McClure Racing. >>READ MORE