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"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."

After qualifying 31st fastest on the grid, Chad wasted no time in racing his way forward in the 100-lap, Circle K Firecracker 250. By the end of the first stage he had driven his No. 42 Toyota Supra into the 14th position. He resided 17th at the end of the second stage, and in the third stage he began making some serious noise.

Finchum was up to the ninth position and was marching forward, when he was collected in a multi-car wreck on lap 86. Thankfully, he was uninjured, but the damage brought his day to an early end in the 27th position.

Full results from the event are available at