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August 11, 2018 - Chad Finchum Debuts at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
1Chad Finchum made his debut at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course over the weekend in his MBM Motorsports #40 Smithbilt Homes Toyota Camry.

Despite battling issues during the practice sessions as well as a last-lap spin in the 75-lap affair, Finchum crossed the finish line in the 29th position.

"We went out early in the first practice, and it gave me a chance to get my first laps around the this huge road course. Unfortunately we had some mechanical issues that sidelined us early," Finchum said. "We qualified 36th fastest and had a good run despite getting into a curb late in the race, which sent us into the grass."

Finchum also had to endure extreme heat inside his racecar. >>READ MORE

August 4, 2018 - Chad Finchum Learns at Watkins Glen International
1Watkins Glen, New York (08/05/18) - Chad Finchum spent much of the Zippo 200 on Saturday learning the ropes of Watkins Glen International. After having to overcome brake issues, the pilot of the MBM Motorsports #40 Smithbilt Homes Toyota Camry crossed the finish line in the 29th position.

"This place is so freakin' fun," Finchum said moments after climbing from his racecar after the race. "We had brake issues early and it cost us some laps behind the wall. We were able to bounce back from that. I spent most of the race learning how to run this track. For our first time here I was really pleased, and I can't wait to come back. This is a phenomenal place, and we learned a lot today." >>READ MORE

July 28, 2018 - Chad Finchum's Iowa Outing Ends Early with Brake Fire
1Newton, Iowa (07/28/18) - While the temperatures may have been relatively cool on Saturday at Iowa Speedway, things got extremely hot for Chad Finchum during the U.S. Cellular 250.

The Tennessee racer saw his day come to an early end when a brake caliper broke off and brake fluid started spraying everywhere, which ignited.

"Very disappointing to say the least," Finchum said. "We had the brake issue on the left rear and it ultimately resulted in the car catching fire. Safety crews got there as fast as they could, but the fire quickly did a lot of damage, which ended our day. That's a bummer for sure, but I'm so excited to have this new car that we plan to take to Bristol. This car is really fast and I can't wait." >>READ MORE

July 21, 2018 - Chad Finchum Surges to 21st-Place Finish at New Hampshire
1Loudon, New Hampshire (07/213/18) - Chad Finchum continues to gain momentum in his rookie season with the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Over the weekend he invaded New Hampshire Motor Speedway (Loudon, New Hampshire), where he advanced to a 21st-place finish.

"It was true short track racing. We were fighting for position there late in the race on that last restart, and honestly it took our car 15-20 or so laps to get rolling. We just didn't have the time," Finchum noted. "I had a chance there to make a move in the closing laps to gain a few spots, but the car just didn't stick, and we shot up the track and lost a few spots. It will still a great outing for our team, and I really look forward to heading to Iowa next week." >>READ MORE

July 13, 2018 - Transmission Issues Halt Chad Finchum's Kentucky Charge
1Sparta, Kentucky (07/13/18) - Chad Finchum traveled to the Bluegrass State over the weekend to compete in the Alsco 300 at Kentucky Motor Speedway.

Finchum looked to be on his way to another solid performance before transmission issues struck late in the 200-lap event at the 1.5-mile oval.

"We qualified 35th, but we knew we had a good racecar," Finchum said. "We didn't work on any qualifying trim because we wanted to focus on our race package. I was able to move into the Top 30 and was fighting around 25th all night, but with about 40 laps to we started to lose the clutch. Ten laps later we lost the transmission. Even though we had bad luck equipment wise this team still has a lot of momentum, and I'm going to focus on taking it into New Hampshire next week." >>READ MORE

July 6, 2018 - Chad Finchum Enjoys Stellar Outing at Daytona
1Daytona Beach, Florida (07/06/18) - Chad Finchum had a stellar outing during the Coca-Cola Firecracker 250 on Friday evening at Daytona International Speedway.

The Tennessee racer contended for a win in the NASCAR Xfnity Series event at the famed 2.5-mile oval before ultimately recording a 14th-place finish.

"Man what a race. We had an absolute rocket ship. We raced into the Top 10 and then we raced into the Top 5, and honestly we were in a position to win the race there late," Finchum said. "With about 12 to go we were setup to wn the race, but then we got collected in a wreck that caused a tire rub and ultimately cut a tire down. We came to the pits, but still got a 14th-place finish, which was 11 spots better than our previous best finish. >>READ MORE

June 30, 2018 - Oil Pump Belt Issues Sideline Finchum at Chicagoland
1Chad Finchum's venture in the Overton 300 at Chicagoland Speedway (Joliet, Illinois) came to a disappointing, early end on Saturday afternoon. The culprit of his premature departure on the steamy afternoon was oil pump belt failure.

"We worked hard all weekend to get to where we needed to be on like lap 20 or so we lost power and pulled to the pits," Finchum recollected. "We discovered we had lost an oil pump belt, and that eneded our day. We're really disappointed, but I'm super stoked to get back to Daytona next week."

Chad qualified 34th fastest on the grid for the event, which was held in sweltering heat on Saturday afternoon. Finchum found his day end quickly with the mechanical malfunction lap 23. He was credited with a 38th-place finish in the final rundown.

For full results from the event, please visit www.NASCAR.com.

June 17, 2018 - Chad Finchum Competes at Iowa Speedway
1Newton, Iowa (06/17/18) - Chad Finchum returned to action over the weekend at Iowa Speedway in his MB Motorsports No. 40 Smithbilt Homes Toyota Camry.

The Tennessee racer continued his recent momentum with a 26th-place finish in the American Ethanol 250 at Iowa Speedway.

Finchum qualified 29th on the grid for the 250-lap affair on a hot Sunday afternoon in Iowa.

Chad ran in the Top 30 throughout the event and looked to be on his way to a 24th-place finish before a right-front flat tire with 40 laps sent him into the turn one wall. Finchum would be able to continue, but with a broken sway-bar arm heim joint he didn't have drive off the corners.

He would still manage a 26th place finish, which marked his fourth Top-30 finish in the last four races.

"We keep making small gains on this car, and even with the blown tire we had a great outing at Iowa," Finchum said. "We'll enjoy the upcoming weekend off before heading to Chicagoland Speedway on June 30."

For full results from the event, please visit www.NASCAR.com.

June 9, 2018 - Chad Finchum Battles Adversity to a 29th-Place Finish in Michigan
1Chad Finchum competed in the LTi Printing 250 at Michigan International Speedway over the weekend in his MB Motorsports No. 40 Smithbilt Homes Toyota Camry.

It was a tumultous start to Finchum's debut weekend at the facility with the team losing an engine in practice and then qualifying being rained out.

With a new crew chief Chad started 36th on the grid for the event. Throughout the race Finchum made gains and raced to as high as the 24th position before ultimately being credited with a 29th-place finish in the event, which was shortened by rain on lap 91.

It marked the first time in Xfinity competition that he has ever finished on the lead lap.

"Wow, what a weekend for our team," Finchum exclaimed. " With qualifying being rained out, engine issues, a new crew chief, and a new track for me, we had no shortage of challenges in front of us this weekend. We gambled on a pit stop trying to beat the rain while running 24th, and it bit us a bit, but it was still a really good event or us."

For full results from the event, please visit www.NASCAR.com.

June 2, 2018 - Chad Finchum Returns to Competition at Pocono's Tricky Triangle
1After a few weeks removed from the driver's seat Chad Finchum took the MB Motorsports No. 40 Smithbilt Homes Toyota Camry into battle on Saturday in the Pocono Green 250 at Pocono Raceway (Long Pond, Pennsylvania).

The weekend started on a challenging note as the team only managed the 39th fastest time in both practices.

However, everyone dug deep to prepare for qualifying.

Finchum's qualifying effort positioned him 35th on the starting grid for the 100-lap oval at the tricky, triangle-shaped oval.

Chad kept his nose clean throughout the race. He would go on to register a 30th-place finish.

"We had a lot of challenged and adjustments in front of us. We had to learn the new track, and we were working with a new crew chief," Finchum said. "Despite everything that we faced we steadily made improvements all weekend. Overall it was a great first time at the Tricky Trinagle, and I can't wait to come back and do it again. I'm really proud of all of my guys and my whole team for their hard work. I'm looking forward to seeing what the #40 Smithbilt Homes Toyota Camry can do in Michigan."

For full results from the event, please visit www.NASCAR.com.

May 5, 2018 - Finchum Scores Career-Best Xfinity Finish at the Monster Mile
1When the checkered flag dropped on Saturday's OneMain Financial 200 at Dover International Speedway Chad Finchum had recorded the best NASCAR Xfinity finish of his young career.

The Tennessee racer flashed across the finish line in the 25th position.

The weekend started with Finchum earning his best-starting spot with the 30th fastest time in qualifying.

Rolling off the starting grid for the 200-lap affair from the 30th-starting spot, Finchum kept his nose clean throughout the grueling event at the track that is known as "The Monster Mile."

Chad went on to record a 25th-place finish in his Smithbilt Homes No, 40 MB Motorsports Toyota Camry.

"This whole MB Motorsports team has been working so hard this season, and it feels great to finally get some luck on our side so that I could give them the kind of finish that they deserve," Finchum said. "We are going to carry this momentum into Charlotte in a few weeks and look to get another career-best outing."

For full results from the event, please visit www.NASCAR.com.

April 20, 2018 - Chad Finchum Learns at Richmond
1 Chad Finchum continued his education in the NASCAR Xfinity Series over the weekend as he took his MB Motorsports #40 Smithbilt Homes Toyota into battle in the ToyotaCare 250 at Richmond International Raceway.

The weekend started with a snag as the clutch in their entry wasn't working, so Chad barely got any track time during the first practice.

In the second practice he was 30th fastest and went on to qualify 33rd on the grid for the 250-lap affair.

Chad kept his nose clean throughout the event before finishing 34th in the final rundown.

"The adjustments that we made to the car all day were in the right direction, but we just never could get it where we needed it," Finchum said. "All in all we are ready for some super speedway racing next week at Talladega!"

For full results from the event, please visit www.NASCAR.com.

April 16, 2018 - Chad Finchum Competes in First-Career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Event
1 Chad Finchum made history over the weekend as he entered his first-career Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series event in his MB Motorsports No. 66 SmithBilt Homes/ Concrete North Toyota Camry at Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, Tennessee).

Chad qualified 38th on the grid for Sunday's race. He would race into the top 30 during the race's early stages. Before the race could reach the halfway mark Mother Nature intervened as rain forced the remainder of the event to be postponed to Monday afternoon.

When the race returned to green flag conditions, Chad battled around the 30th spot until lap 332 when a broken track bar cut the oil line, ending his day. He was credited with a 31st-place finish.

"It was definitely a long-and-challenging weekend, but despite all of the bad luck we battled, I still had a total blast," Finchum said. "This entire event was a dream come true, and I can't wait until next time. Thanks so much to everyone who supports my racing career."

For full results from the event, please visit www.NASCAR.com.


April 14, 2018 - NASCAR Xfinity Career-Run for Finchum Ends with Engine Failure
1 Chad Finchum was extremely excited for Saturday's Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 in his MB Motorsports No. 40 SmithBilt Homes/ Toyota Camry.

Not only was it a homecoming for the Tennessee racer, but he had a fast car in practice and qualifying. All of these factors made had Finchum fired up.

After qualifying 29th fastest on the grid Chad quickly worked his way forward in the event.

By lap 30 of the 300 lapper he was up into the 15th-starting spot and on the move. Unfortunately the all-too-familiar bad luck found Finchum 18 laps later when he lost his oil belt, which resulted in a blown engine.

Chad was credited with a 36th-place finish. >>READ MORE

April 7, 2018 - Hard Crash Ends Chad Finchum's TMS Outing
1 A great start to the weekend for Chad Finchum at Texas Motor Speedway took a disappointing turn for the worst, when he was turned into the wall halfway through the event.

He was thankfully uninjured after the hard hit, but the same couldn't be said for his MB Motorsports No. 40 SmithBilt Homes/ Toyota Camry.

"We had a great car - no doubt the best I've had so far in NASCAR Xfinity competition," Finchum said. "However, things took a bad turn when we got turned into the fence. It was the hardest hit I've ever taken, but thankfully I'm ok. I really appreciate everyone who called, e-mailed, and texted to make sure that I was ok. It really meant a lot."

In practice for the My Bariatric Solutions 300 Finchum posted the 27th fast time on the board, which gave the team high hopes.

Moving onto qualifying Chad registered the 26th-fastest time to lock into the 26th-starting spot for the 200-lap affair. It marked his best-career starting spot thus far into his NASCAR Xfinity career.

Early in the race Finchum's day was looking great as he advanced to mid-pack. Unfortunately, things changed quickly just before the end of stage 2. Chad was turned into the turn one fence by another competitor. The vicious wreck destroyed the car and ended the team's outing in the 34th position.

"It was a bad deal for sure, but it happens in racing," Finchum noted. "I'm really excited to move onto Bristol Motor Speedway, where i'll compete in both the NASCAR Xfinity Series and Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. This is a dream come true and I'm very thankful for the opportunity."

For full results, please visit www.NASCAR.com.

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March 27, 2018 - Chad Finchum's Set for NASCAR Cup Debut at Bristol
1 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — They say if you dream, to dream big - because someday your dreams might come true.

To say that Chad Finchum of Knoxville is excited would be an understatement, because after all, the 23-year-old is scheduled to make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at Bristol Motor Speedway in the Food City 500 on Sunday, April 15.

As a boy growing up in East Tennessee and attending NASCAR races with his family at Bristol Motor Speedway, Finchum dreamed of someday being a NASCAR race car driver and getting to race at the "World's Fastest Half-Mile."

Finchum will be pulling double-duty, competing in both the Food City 500 and the NASCAR Xfinity Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300 the day before on Saturday, April 14.

"I've been blessed with opportunities to run NASCAR Xfinity Series and NASCAR K&N Pro Series races at Bristol Motor Speedway over the past few years, but I'm very excited at getting to fulfill a childhood dream of being able to run a Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at BMS," Finchum said today at a Bristol Motor Speedway promotional event at Calhoun’s on the River in Knoxville. "To be quite honest, at this early in my NASCAR career I wasn't really expecting to be able run a Cup Series race. I'm just very thankful to Carl Long and MBM Motorsports for having the confidence and faith in me to drive their race cars." >>READ MORE


March 17, 2018 - Chad Finchum's High Hopes Go Up in Smoke in California
1Chad Finchum's high hopes for the NASCAR Xfinity Series event on Saturday at Auto Club Speedway in Sonoma, California sadly went up in smoke.

"We started the day with me qualifying 26th fastest, which is the best of my young career in NASCAR. We we're really excited about the potential for the race, but I guess it just wasn't meant to be," Finchum noted.

After qualifying in the 28th-starting spot on the grid for the Roseanne 300 in his SmithBilt Homes No. 40 Toyota Camry Finchum experienced a rocker arm failure on lap 45 of the 150-lap affair. The mechanical issue sidelined him to a very disappointing 36th-place finish.

"I want to again send a special thanks to MBM Motorsports and SmithBilt Homes for supporting my efforts. We'll look to bounce back in a few weeks at Texas Motor Speedway," Finchum concluded.

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


March 10, 2018 - Chad Finchum Competes at ISM Raceway
1The NASCAR Xfinity Series and the DC Solar 200 brought Chad Finchum to ISM Raceway (Phoenix, Arizona) on Saturday in the SmithBilt Homes No. 40 Toyota Camry.

Struggles in qualifying positioned Chad 36th on the grid for the 200-lap event. The team continued to battle tight conditions throughout the race before engine issues sidelined them with 50 laps remaining in the event.

He was credited with a 36th-place finish.

"We did not have the finish that we wanted this weekend at ISM Raceway," Finchum noted. "We went from battling tight conditions to facing engine issues. While we are disappointed with our finish, we know that it's no reflection on how hard and how much effort our team is putting this car each and every week. We will keep our head up and move onto Auto Club Speedway."

Finchum concluded by saying, "Thanks to my team, my crew guys as well as all of my great sponsors, including Angry Crab Shack and SmithBilt Homes."

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


March 3, 2018 - Mechanical Gremlins Bite Finchum in Vegas
1Chad Finchum went into battle with the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday in the Boyd Gaming 300 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (Las Vegas, Nevada).

Chad was again behind the wheel of the Smithbilt Homes No. 40 MB Motorsports Toyota. After enjoying a successful practice session, Chad qualified 30th on the grid for the 200-lap event.

Early in the race Finchum worked his way into the Top 25 and ran there for much of the event.

Unfortuantely bad luck found the team with just 50 laps remaining when a right-front ball joint broke, which forced Finchum to take his entry behind the wall. He was credited with a 32nd-place finish.

"I can't thank the guys enough over at MB Motorsports enough, and I also want to thank SmithBilt homes for being on board with us again this weekend," Finchum said. "We'll head onto Phoenix and hope for better luck."

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


February 24, 2018 - Rough-and-Tumble Day for Finchum at Atlanta
1Chad Finchum continued his rookie season on the NASCAR Xfinity Series on Saturday as he went into battle in the Rinnai 250 at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

Piloting his SmithBilt Homes No. 40 MB Motorsports Toyota, Finchum overcame flat tires and various other adversities to cross the finish line in the 35th position.

"Chalk Saturday's race up to another learning experience for our team," Finchum said. We survived blown tires, contact with the wall, and more. Most importantly we never gave up. Thanks to this team and all of our great marketing partners. We'll pick up and move on to the next event in Vegas as we look for better results."

Finchum's qualifying effort positioned him in the 34th-starting position for the event at the 1.5-mile oval.

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


February 17, 2018 - Chad Finchum Starts Season Fast at Daytona
1Chad Finchum achieved a life-long dream on Saturday by entering his first-ever event at the famed Daytona International Speedway (Daytona Beach, Florida).

Finchum competed with the NASCAR Xfinity Series in the PowerShares QQQ 300 behind the wheel of the SmithBilt Homes No. 40 MB Motorsports Toyota.

The team began the weekend behind the eight ball as they battled mechanical issues throughout practice and qualifying, which resulted in Finchum starting 36th on the grid at the 2.5-mile oval.

As the race went green Chad quickly realized that he had a great car under him, and he would drive to the outskirts of the Top 10 before a flat tire, under green flag conditions, forced him pitside.

After losing two laps to change the tire, Finchum battled tooth and nail the rest of the day but was unable to make up his laps. He would go on to record a 26th-place finish.

"All in all, it was a great first-time experience at Daytona International Speedway," Finchum said. "I'm looking forward to next week at Atlanta Motor Speedway. Thanks to MBM Motorsports and the crew for working so hard throughout the weekend. Also, a special thanks goes out to SmithBilt Homes and all of my sponsors for helping to make this special weekend possible."

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


February 3, 2018 - Finchum Prepares to Launch 2018 Season at Daytona
1The NASCAR racing season kicks off with Speedweeks each February at Daytona International Speedway. Chad Finchum of Knoxville, Tennessee, can’t wait to arrive at the “World Center of Racing” in the Sunshine State because he will be competing in the NASCAR Xfinity Series PowerShares QQQ 300 on Saturday, Feb. 17 driving the No. 40 Toyota for MBM Motorsports.

The dream of someday racing at Daytona International Speedway for Finchum began as a young boy attending NASCAR races at Bristol Motor Speedway with his family.

The Road to Daytona for Finchum started in racing go-karts before moving along to Bandolero, INEX Legend, NASCAR Whelen All-American Series, and NASCAR K&N Pro Series competition – winning not only races, but also championships.

He won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Pitt Lite 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016, plus captured the Kingsport Speedway NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car championship in 2013. He also added to his resume the Tennessee NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state title in 2013. >>Read More


January 23, 2018 - Finchum Bags One Win During the 2017 Season
The 2017 season saw Chad Finchum compete in a total of 12 events while visiting victory lane one time at Kingsport Speedway (Kingsport, Tennessee) in late May. Losing three of his scheduled dates to Mother Nature, Finchum registered two Top-5 finishes.

November 18, 2017 - Chad Finchum Finishes 30th in NASCAR Xfinity Series 2017 Finale
1 The 2017 NASCAR Xfinity Series drew to a close on Saturday afternoon at Homestead-Miami Speedway (Homestead, Florida) with the Ford Ecoboost 300

Via his qualifying performance Chad Finchum positioned his Carl Long's MBM Motorsports driving the Buddy Gregg RVs & Motor Homes No. 40 Toyota Camry 36th on the starting grid for the 200-lap affair.

"We started 36th in the field, and we spent pretty much the whole race tuning on this #40 Toyota Camry," Finchum notes. "We fought tooth and nail for the entire race and made definite gainso n the car. We were able to cross the finish line in 30th. It wasn't a bad day at all for us, and I'm really proud of how hard the whole team worked."

Finchum concluded by saying, "Thanks to everyone at MBM Motorsports for an awesome year and giving me a chance to compete in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. I can't wait for next year and to see what we can do!"

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