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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