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Chad Finchum Battles Adversity to a 29th-Place Finish at Michigan

Brooklyn, Michigan (06/09/18) - Chad 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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