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August 16, 2019 - Chad Finchum Misses the Cut at Bristol
1Bristol, Tennessee (08/16/19) - Chad Finchum had been eagerly anticipating the NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Bristol Motor Speedway on Friday night.

Unfortunately, struggles in qualifiying left the home-state driver short of qualifying for the Food City 300 starting grid in his MBM Motorsports No. 66 Smithbilt Homes/ The Apple Barn/ Toyota of Kingsport/ Texas Roadhouse of Kingsport/ Service Electric/ Toyota Supra.

"We just got the car to tight in qualifying, and it was a really stacked field. As a result, we fell short of qualifying for the feature. It's just so disappointing for us," Finchum said. "A big shout out to Bristol Motor Speedway and Food City for putting together a great week. There's been a lot of great activities. It's been really awesome up until now. We'll keep our heads high and go to Road America next week. >>READ MORE

August 10, 2019 - Chad Finchum Endures More Mechanical Woes at Mid Ohio
1Lexington, Ohio (08/10/19) - Chad Finchum's recent bad luck with mechanical woes unfortunately followed the Tennessee racer to Ohio over the weekend.

He was sidelined just 13 laps into the BL Transport 170 at Mid Ohio Sports Course on Saturday afternoon. Chad was credited with a disappointing 35th-place finish in his MBM Motorsports No. 13 Toyota Camry.

"This black cloud has been with us for the past few weeks, and it's definitely been a tough stretch for us," Finchum said. "We've put a lot of emphasis into our program for Bristol for this coming week, so hopefully we can show our true potential there. Thanks to my team, my sponsors and everyone who gives us so much great support."

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

August 3, 2019 - Chad Finchum Plagued Again by Brake Issues
1Watkins Glen, New York (08/03/19) - Chad Finchum can't seem to catch a "brake" here lately. Literally.

For the third-straight event, the Tennessee racer was sidelined by brake issues on Saturday during the Zippo 200 with the NASCAR Xfinity Series at Watkins Glen International. Another promising run was derailed by a mechanical failure.

"I don't have a ton of roadcourse experience in my racing career, and I learned a lot in my debut last year at Watkins Glen," Finchum said. "We were making gains today before brake issues struck again and took us out of the race.

We'll take what we learned here this weekend and try to build momentum with it next weekend on the roadcoarse at Mid Ohio." >>READ MORE

July 27, 2019 - Chad Finchum Fights More Mechanical Issues in Abbreviated Iowa Outing
1Newton, Iowa (07/27/19) - Chad Finchum's speed in the U.S. Cellular 250 at Iowa Speedway was thwarted on Saturday afternoon by a broken brake caliper.

The part's failure forced his Heartland Tire & Auto Center/ Raceway TireNo. 42 MBM Motorsports/ DEEI/ Smithbuilt Toyota Supra out of the race on lap 113.

"It's a tough break and it's hard to smile in these situations," Finchum said. "We were 17th fastest in practice and qualified 22nd. We were up to the 19th position and fighting for the lucky dog award and then brake issues struck, sending us behind the wall. It's disappointing to have so much speed and not achieve the results that we knew we were capable of. We'll got get them next week at Watkins Glen for the first road course race of the year." >>READ MORE

July 20, 2019 - Chad Finchum's New Hampshire Hustle Slowed by Brake Issues
1Loudon, New Hampshire (07/21/19) - Chad Finchum's promising outing on Saturday afternoon in the Roxor 200 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in his Liquid I.V./ Smithbilt Homes No. 42 MBM Motorsports/ Cairn Consulting Amana Brand Heating & Air Conditioning Toyota Supra was derailed by brake issues during the race's mid stages.

"We hit the ground running by claiming the 22nd-starting spot via our qualifying effort. Then we were fast during the first stage, and ended it in the 20th position. Unfortunately, shortly after that the gremlins found us again, Finchum said. "The brake pedal just went to the floor, so we had to go behind the wall to the garage. We repaired the issue, but rejoined the field several laps down. It was another tough deal, but hey that's just how racing can go."

After rejoining the field in the 33rd position, Finchum managed to salvage a 30th-place finish.

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

July 12, 2019 - Fuel Issues Late Sideline Chad Finchum's Top-15 Run in Kentucky
1Sparta, Kentucky (07/12/19) - Running as high as the 15th position on Friday night at Kentucky Speedway Chad Finchum's saw his great run derailed late in the going by fuel issues in his Joe Huber's Family Farm & Restaurant No. 42 MBM Motorsports/ Smithbilt Homes/ Amana Brand Heating & Air Conditioning Toyota Supra.

"Our No. 42 Toyota Supra was pretty solid all day. We ran around 20th during the first two stages, but the car really came to life during the final stage," Finchum shared. "We got up to as high as the 15th position, but then we ran out of fuel and the car wouldn't refire. We ended up 28th, which was disappointing because we had so much potential for another great finish for this MBM Motorsports team.

"I do want to thank Joe Huber's Family Farm and Restaurant for coming on board to sponsor us for the event. It was an honor to carry Jo-Jo Huber's name on his car the entire weekend."
"It was great to have some new partners on board for this event. I think we got them some great exposure. We'll now look ahead to putting another good run together at Kentucky."
>>READ MORE

July 5, 2019 - "The Big One" Ends Chad Finchum's Top-10 Run at Daytona
1Daytona Beach, Florida (07/05/19) - There's only a few guarantees in life. The "Big One" at Daytona International Speedway is unfortunately one of them, and on Saturday night it ended Chad Finchum's chances at a Top-10 finish in his Smithbilt Homes No. 42 MBM Motorsports/ Amana Brand Heating & Air Conditioning Toyota Supra.

"We were up to ninth, and I think we easily had a shot at a Top-5 finish," Finchum recollected. "We were running the high line late in the race with our teammate and were rolling forward when the big one started in front of us. It's Daytona and it happens. There was just nowhere for us to go and we got collected.

"It was great to have some new partners on board for this event. I think we got them some great exposure. We'll now look ahead to putting another good run together at Kentucky."
>>READ MORE

July 2, 2019 - Chad Finchum Charges to 24th-Place Finish at Chicagoland
1Joliet, Illinois (06/29/19) - Chad Finchum trekked to the Land of Lincoln over the weekend, where he took his NLB Heating & Air No. 42 MBM Motorsports/ Ryan's Collision Service Toyota Supra into battle at Chicagoland Speedway.

Chad started 26th on the grid for the Camping World 300, but severe handling issues during the first stage pushed him as far back as the 35th position.

Despite the handling difficulties, the MBM Motorsports team dug deep to get the car tuned to Chad's liking.

He advanced to the 30th spot by the end of Stage 2, and during the final stage he initially raced to a 25th-place finish. However, with another driver being disqualified in post race, technical inspection, Finchum was advanced to a 24th-place finish. >>READ MORE

June 16, 2019 - Chad Finchum Finishes 21st at Iowa Speedway on Father's Day
1 Newton, Iowa (06/16/19) - Chad Finchum celebrated Father's Day on Sunday with his family, while chasing glory at Iowa Speedway in his No. 42 MBM Motorsports/ Smithbilt Homes Toyota Supra.

Finchum enjoyed another great run. He battled in the Top-20 for the majority of the day before crossing the finish line in the 21st position in the CircusCity.com 250.

"Wow, things got crazy late in the race, but that's short track racing, and you have to love it," Finchum said. "We were running in the Top 20 all day and got as high as the 14th position, and then made some late race adjustments that just didn't work.

"Overall, it was a great day for our team, and I look forward to coming back here in a month. This is a fun track with some of the best fans in the sport." >>READ MORE


June 8, 2019 - Chad Finchum Motors to 22nd-Place Finish at Michigan
1Brooklyn, Michigan (06/08/19) - After battling adversity and bad luck the past few weeks, Chad Finchum was finally able to get back to good again on Saturday in his Irish Hills Collision & Service No. 42 MBM Motorsports/ Smithbilt Homes Toyota Supra.

The Tennessee racer started 28th on the grid before advancing to a 22nd-place finish. It marked his best-career finish at Michigan and his best finish since early April.

"We started the weekend with some adversity once again, but it shows just how tough and great everyone at MBM Motorsports truly is. We took basically off the suspension parts off the car after Friday's practice and rebuilt the setup for the whole package," Finchum commented. "Brian Keselowski made some great calls all weekend, and I want to thank him and the whole team for their great work.

"I definitely want to thank Irish Hills Collision & Service for coming on board this week. They are located just five minutes down the road from the track, and it was awesome to have them on board today. We'll take this momentum and head to Iowa next week." >>READ MORE

June 1, 2019 - Chad Finchum Gets KO'd Early at Pocono
1Long Pond, Pennsylvania (06/01/19) - Chad Finchum was eager to get back to Pocono Raceway on Saturday for the Pocono Green 250. While a lot of drivers aren't big fans of the track, known as the "Tricky Triangle," the pilot of the A-1 Finchum Heating & Cooling No. 42 MBM Motorsports/ Smithbilt Homes Toyota Supra enjoys racing there.

Unfortunately, Finchum's love for the track was thwarted early in the 100-lapper when contact from another driver knocked him from contention.

"Pocono is a tricky place but I was looking forward to getting back there this season," Finchum said. "We qualified 26th and picked up seven spots fairly quick in the race. Unfortunately, we got turned into the inside wall on lap-10 and that was all she wrote for us. It was definitely a tough and disappointing end to our day."

Following his lap-10 departure, Finchum was credited with a 37th-place finish in the final rundown.

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

May 25, 2019 - Chad Finchum's Charlotte Outing Ends Early with Mechanical Failure
1Concord, North Carolina (05/25/19) - Chad Finchum's outing on Saturday afternoon in the Alsco 300 at Charlotte Motor Speedway came to an end before it ever really got started.

A mechanical failure on lap-5 brought Finchum's day to a screeching halt in his A-1 Finchum Heating & Cooling No. 42 MBM Motorsports/ Smithbilt Homes Toyota.

"We thought we had a Top-15 car for Charlotte, but circumstances just went against us," Finchum said. "It was very disappointing, but was just something totally out of our control.

"The bigger picture is that we wouldn't have had this opportunity without the incredibly brave men and women, who defend our freedom around the globe. This Memorial Day weekend is about them, and I just want to thank them all for everything that they do." >>READ MORE

May 4, 2019 - Finchum Battles Challenges to 30th-Place Finish at the Monster Mile
1Dover, Delaware (05/04/19) - Chad Finchum battled past track-bar issues and an untimely caution to finish 30th at Dover International Speedway in his Garrison Homes No. 42 MBM Motorsports/ Smithbilt Homes Toyota.

"This mile is definitely a monster, and he's definitely tough to tame," Finchum said. "The Garrison Homes Toyota was awesome today, but we had a track bar break late in the race and then changed everything.

" I think we had a 22nd-place car or so before we broke the part, but that's just how it goes sometimes. We'll take these next two off weeks and prepare for Charlotte, where we'll be back in the Toyota Supra."

Chad qualified 27th on the grid for the Allied Steel Buildings 200 at the tricky, one-mile confines of Dover International Speedway. At the end of the first stage he resided in the 24th position. >>READ MORE

April 26, 2019 - Mechanical Gremlins Strike Again; Sideline Finchum Early at 'Dega
1 Talladega, Alabama (04/26/19) - Chad Finchum was in new digs for Saturday's MoneyLion 300 at Talladega Superspeedway. He was behind the wheel of the Crash Claims R Us No. 13 MBM Motorsports/ James Carter Attorney at Law Toyota Supra. With a new look for the event at the 2.5-mile oval, Chad was hoping he would find better luck than he had a week earlier at Richmond.

As fate would have it, mechanical gremlins would again strike, ending Finchum's day early.

"We didn't have the day that we planned. Our car was pretty good and we were drafting up through the field early with our teammate, Max Tullman. Then, it all went south when we had a mechanical failure just before the end of the first round that sent us behind the wall, ending our day," Finchum recounted. "Next week I'll be back in the No. 42 at Dover, and I'm really looking forward to that. We'll see what we can do there and look for better luck."

Finchum was credited with a 36th-place finish after seeing his day come to an end on lap 36.

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


April 13, 2019 - Chad Finchum KO'd By Mechanical Failure at Richmond
1Richmond, Virginia (04/15/19) - With momentum in his corner, Chad Finchum was eager to get to Richmond International Raceway for the weekend's NASCAR Xfinity Series event. Unfortunately, luck would not be in the corner of the driver of the MBM Motorsports No. 40 Smithbilt Homes Toyota Supra. The culprit was a master cylinder failure that ended his day before the end of Stage 2.

"This MBM Motorsports Toyota Supra has been running just great the past few weeks, and we really thought we had a chance for a great run at Richmond, but I guess it just wasn't meant to be," Finchum said. "We were just outside the Top 20 at the end of Stage 1, and then we were running real good in Stage 2, when we lost the master cylinder. It's disappointing, but we won't let it get us down, and we'll focus on the next one.

"Thanks so much to each and every person, who supports our program."

Chad qualified 25th on the grid for Saturday's Toyota Care 250. By the end of Stage 1, he sat on the lead lap in the 21st position. Before the end of Stage 2, brake problems forced the team to take their No. 40 behind the wall. It was discovered that there was a master cylinder failure, forcing the team to retire to a 34th-place finish.

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

April 6, 2019 - Chad Finchum Races to Top-20 Performance in NASCAR Xfinity Series "Home Game"
1Bristol, Tennessee (04/06/19) - There's not a track on the NASCAR Xfinity Series schedule that is closer to home for Chad Finchum than Bristol Motor Speedway. In fact, it's the track that Finchum considers to be a home game.

On Saturday afternoon he capitalized on racing in familiary territory to take his Amana Brand Heating & Air Conditiong MBM Motorsports/ Kingsport Speedway No. 40 Smithbilt Homes Toyota Supra to a 20th-place.

"We were so fast in qualifying, and ended up 18th, which is our best qualifying effort of the season. I thought at one point we might be as high as 14th or so but we just missed it barely," Finchum said. "In the race we were good the whole day, and I thought we were going to end up with a Top-15 finish. I'm not disappointed with this finish by any means, but the flat tire late definitely cost us some spots. I couldn't be more proud to have such a great run with this great team at my home track." >>READ MORE