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Chad Finchum Endures Brake Issues and Late-Race Accident at Bristol

Bristol, Tennessee (08/17/18) - Bristol 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."

After having successful practice sessions Chad battled the handle in qualifying, which left him starting 30th on the grid for Friday night's 300-lap affair in his 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.

He made progress through the field during the race's opening laps before a brake failure sent him behind the wall. Finchum was able to return to the track and showed considerable speed before contact with the wall late in the race ended his outing in the 30th position.

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