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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