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November 17, 2018 - Late-Race Part's Failure Slows Chad Finchum Late at Homestead-Miami Speedway
1Homestead, Florida (11/17/18) - Chad Finchum brought his 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series rookie campaign to a close on Saturday afternoon at Miami-Homestead Speedway.

Finchum took the Triton Trailer Sales/ Amana Brand Heating & Air Conditioning #66 Smithbilt Homes/ MBM Motorsports/ No. 66 Toyota Camry into battle in the Ford Ecoboost 300.

After being 20th fastest in the final practice Chad registered the 25th-fastest time in qualifications. >>READ MORE

November 10, 2018 - Mechanical Failure Sidelines Chad Finchum at ISM
1Phoenix, Arizona (11/10/18) - With momentum in his corner Chad Finchum had high hopes heading into the Wheelen Drive for Success 200 on Saturday at ISM Raceway.

Finchum hit the ground running with a fast-qualifying effort behind the wheel of his Smithbilt Homes/ MBM Motorsports/No. 40 Toyota Camry. He zoomed to the 22nd-fastest time in qualifications.

"We started the day really fast with another great qualifying effort," Finchum said. "Unfortunately we realized early in the race that we were experiencing rear-end issues. We nursed it the best that we could, but it ultimately let go. It's a really disappointing way to end the day, but we'll hold our heads high and get ready for the finale at Homestead." >>READ MORE

November 3, 2018 - Chad Finchum Records 17th-Place Finish in Texas
1Justin, Texas (11/03/18) - On the heels of his best qualifying effort of the season, Chad Finchum raced his Smithbilt Homes/ MBM Motorsports/No. 40 Toyota Camry to a 17th-place finish on Saturday at Texas Motor Speedway in the O'Reilly Auto Parts 300.

"This was the first time that we've made it to round two of qualifying, and we were able to earn the 19th-starting spot for the race," Finchum noted. "We had a lot of speed when we came here back in the spring but just ran into some real bad luck. This time we were fast all weekend, and were able to come away with a great finish at the checkered flag.

" I thought we might have a chance at a Top-15, but on the long runs we were just a little off with the car. Overall though, it was phenomenal day and I'm really excited about the final two races of the season " >>READ MORE

October 20, 2018 - Chad Finchum Has Career Outing with the NASCAR Xfinity Series in Kansas
1Kansas City, Kansas (10/20/18) - Chad Finchum piloted his Smithbilt Homes/ MBM Motorsports/No. 40 Toyota Camry to the best finish of young NASCAR Xfinity Series career on Saturday afternoon.

The Tennessee racer survived a chaotic event at Kansas Speedway to advance from his 33rd starting spot to a 16th-place finish. The performance marked his best to date with the series.

"I'm almost at a loss for words," an elated Finchum said following his 16th-place run in the Kansas Lottery 300 on Saturday afternoon. "This is the raciest we've been all year. This year has been full of trials with a lot of ups and downs. We ran 11th for almost an entire stage before a lugnut issue on pit road, but we bounced back from that too. I'm really pumped for this whole team, and I can't wait to get down to Texas in two weeks for our next event." >>READ MORE

October 6, 2018 - Suspension Woes Slow Chad Finchum at the Monster Mile
1Dover, Delaware (10/06/18) - Chad Finchum found a promising outing in the Bar Harbor 200 at Dover International Speedway interrupted by a suspension failure early in the 200-lap affair.

The NASCAR Xfinity Series rolled into the Monster Mile, where he qualified 26th fastest in qualifying. His hopes for a career outing in his Smithbilt Homes/ MBM Motorsports/No. 40 Toyota Camry went south from there.

"The MBM Motorsports organization provided one fast race car, and we had our second-best qualifying effort of the year with the 26th-starting position," Finchum said. "We were up in the Top 20 and just before the end of Stage 1 I radioed the crew and told them something was wrong. We entered the next corner and had a shock break. It took us a while to find the parts we needed to make the repairs, and then we had more damage than we thought.". >>READ MORE

September 29, 2018 - Chad Finchum Registers 28th-Place Finish in Charlotte Roval Debut
1Concord, North Carolina (09/29/18) - The NASCAR Xfinity Series made history on Saturday, when it to took to the brand-new Roval at Charlotte for the first time. The unique 2.28-mile course left many drivers scrambling in the Drive For the Cure 200 presented by Blue Cross Blue Shield

Finchum laid down the 37th-fastest time in qualifications in his Smithbilt Homes/ MBM Motorsports/No. 40 CrashClaimsR.Us Dodge Charger.

He raced inside of the Top 30 throughout the finale before coming across the finish line in the 28th position. >>READ MORE

September 21, 2018 - Finchum Finishes 26th in 250 at Richmond
1Richmond, Virginia (09/21/18) - On a hot and steamy Friday evening Chad Finchum's invaded Richmond Raceway (Richmond, Virginia) for the GoBowling 250 with the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Finchum qualified 34th fastest on the starting grid at the 3/4-mile, paved oval in his Smithbilt Homes/ MBM Motorsports/No. 40 Toyota Camry.

Early in the race Finchum battled a loose condition. Throughout the event the crew teaked on the car during pit stops to improve the conditions. By late in the race he actually began to fight a tight racecar. He would keep his nose clean and went on to cross the finish line in the 26th position. >>READ MORE

September 15, 2018 - Finchum Dodges Carnage for 25th-Place Finish in Vegas
1Chad Finchum's rookie campaign with the NASCAR Xfinity Series took him to Las Vegas Motor Speedway over the weekend, where he was once again behind the wheel of his Smithbilt Homes/ MBM Motorsports/No. 40 Toyota Camry.

The team overcame transmission issues - which caused Fincum to miss the first practice session - to qualify 29th fastest in the 40-car field for the DC Solar 300.

The event would see multiple incidents, but Finchum would be able to keep his nose clean thorughout the event. Despite an engine issue, he raced his way to a 25th-place finish.

September 10, 2018 - Chad Finchum Has Great Run at Indy with 21st-Place Finish
1 Chad Finchum took his Smithbilt Homes/ MBM Motorsports/No. 40 Toyota Camry to the legendary Indianapolis Motor Speedway over the weekend to compete with the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Mother Nature would not be a fan of the "Brickyard" as persistent rain forced the event to be postponed from Saturday to Monday morning. Not only was the race affected by rain, but all of the practices and qualifying were nixed.

As a result, the starting grid for the 100-lap affair was determined by points, which positioned Finchum 36th. >>READ MORE

September 1, 2018 - Lady in Black Cuts Chad Finchum No Slack
1Chad Finchum had a daunting task in front of him on Saturday as he followed the NASCAR Xfinity Series to Darlington Speedway for the Sport Clips Haircuts 200.

It would prove to be a trying day for the driver of the Smithbilt Homes/ Allstate /MBM Motorsports/No. 40 Toyota Camry as he took his best shot as the track known as "The Lady in Black."

"It was just a tough day from the get-go," Finchum said. "We started 37th on the grid via qualifying had to use the back-up car because our primary car wasn't available. We had a vibration that progressively got worse. The team discovered a corded tire, but went to the garage to diagnose the issue. They initially said we were done, so I left the garage. The team eneded up going back out with Timmy Hill in the car to see if they had the issues resolved.>>READ MORE

August 25, 2018 - Chad Finchum Battles to 22nd-Place Finish at Road America
1Chad Finchum battling a very-challenging track at Road America on Saturday afternoon to cross the finish line in the 22nd position with the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

"Man this is a challenging place," Finchum exclaimed moments after climbing out of his No. 40 entry following the Johnsonville 180. "It's tough just to stay on this track when nobody else is out there, much less when you throw 40 cars together. Survival is key here, because this place is a monster. We made it through with no damage and bad luck. >>READ MORE

August 17, 2018 - Chad Finchum Endures Brake Issues and Late-Race Accident at Bristol
1Bristol Motor Speedway is Chad Finchum's favorite track. He absolutely loves the place, but unfortunately on Friday night it did not show him love during the Food City 300 with the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

"Bristol is my favorite track in the world, and we've enjoyed success here in the past, but Friday night just wasn't our night," Finchum said. "We started the weekend fast in practice, but then we struggled in qualifying. I was able to pass some cars early in the race, but then we had a brake failure that sent us behind the wall. The team made repairs and we rejoined the race, and were amazingly running lap times the same as some guys in the Top 5.

"Unfortunately with about 30 laps to go we got into the wall, ending our night. Bristol is a tough track, and I just hate it for everybody involved. We'll turn our focus to the next one and look for better luck." >>READ MORE

August 16, 2018 - Finchum looking forward to Bristol Motor Speedway 'homecoming'
1 KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — It's Bristol, Baby!

Chad Finchum of Knoxville is looking forward to racing at Bristol Motor Speedway this weekend, after all it's his home-track where he grew up attending NASCAR racing with his family. These days he's no longer a spectator, the 23-year-old now competes full-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.

Finchum will be running in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Food City 300 on Friday, Aug. 17 driving the Smithbilt Homes/The Preserve at Oak Ridge/Electrical Service Co./Truan Equipment/Knoxville Unique/SESCO Lighting/A-1 Finchum, Inc. Heating & Cooling/MBM Motorsports/No. 40 Toyota Camry.

Back in the spring at the "World's Fastest Half-Mile," Finchum pulled double-duty as he made his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut in the Food City 500, and also competed in the NASCAR Xfinity Series Fitzgerald Glider Kits 300. >>READ MORE

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.

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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."

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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."

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