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August 31, 2019 - Chad Finchum Challenges the "Lady in Black" at Darlington
1Darlington, South Carolina (08/31/19) - Chad Finchum went head-to-head with the "Lady in Black" on Saturday as he took his MBM Motorsports No. 61 Great Southern Homes/ The Apple Barn/ Toyota Supra into battle at Darlington Raceway

"We started 31st on the grid and drove this hot rod to 19th, and honestly we were likely better than the four or five cars in front of us. But then late in the race the 'Lady in Black' got us with a 'Darlington stripe' when we got into the wall. I fought the handle on the car for the next several laps, but with about 10 to go something let go, so I had to take it behind the wall," Finchum revealed. "Obviously, it wasn't the finish that we wanted, but after several weeks of mechanical issues, our team showed some serious speed today, and that's got me excited for the upcoming events.

"It was awesome to have some great sponsors on board, including Toyota of Kingsport, The Apple Barn, Great Southern Homes, American Standard Heating & Air Conditioning, Texas Roadhouse of Kingsport and Electrical Service Company. We gave it everything we had for about 200 miles, and now we'll head onto the next race." >>READ MORE

August 23, 2019 - Transmission Failure Sidelines Chad Finchum at Road America
1Plymouth, Wisconsin (08/24/19) - Chad Finchum tackled the legendary Road America over the weekend with the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The Tennessee racer was eager to get back to action and put his recent mechanical woes in the rearview mirror.

Unfortunately, his bad luck continued as a transmission failure sidelined him on lap 15 of the C-Tech Manufacturing 180 at the sprawling road course.

"We just can't seem to get this monkey off our back," Finchum shared. "The past few weeks we battled brake issues, and this week we faced a different adversary, which came in the form of a transmission failure. We just don't seem to have any luck right now, but we'll focus on forging ahead and getting ready for Darlington."

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

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