Finchum Aims for Repeat in Bristol

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Last season, Chad Finchum finally found his way to victory lane for his first victory in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East. What made that victory special was the fact that it came at the Knoxville native’s home track in Bristol Tennessee. On Saturday, Finchum is aiming to repeat his fairy tale from 2016 in the Zombie Auto 125.

“With last years race basically being a fairy tale for me, the race team, and my family, it’s definitely going to be hard to top but I think it can be done Especially with the amount of effort put in by everyone in this organization,” Finchum told

Finchum returns to Martin-McClure Racing for his 17th start in K&N East competition. It will be his seventh race driving for NASCAR veteran Eric McClure and Hal Martin, the same team he won with last season.

“I’m so looking forward to the race this Saturday and getting another opportunity with MMR at Bristol. I think another win for this team would be incredible!”

Last season was a record year for MMR gaining three victories. Austin Cindric sent MMR to victory lane at Virginia International Raceway and Watkins Glen International, and as noted above, Chad Finchum scored MMR’s first career victory at Bristol Motor Speedway.

“To get another shot at defending our win from last season is awesome!”

With impending rain it makes things a little more interesting for teams and makes an already unpredictable race even more unpredictable. Finchum’s experience should help him on Saturday, or whenever the race happens in a field full of inexperience.

“I don’t know how the race will play out due to all the many variables in racing but I feel we will have a fast and competitive car and will have a car competing for the victory.”

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An Ooltewah, TN native, Christian has been writing since July of 2015. In 2017, Christian transitioned from his own blog to a few different websites, joining OnPitRoad in February. In 2005 Christian attended his first race as a fan at the Atlanta Motor Speedway. He’s been around racing his entire life and enjoys being at the track more than anything. He made his media debut at Bristol in 2015. His favorite tracks are Iowa Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway and Phoenix. He enjoys talking about racing with just about anyone and makes occasional appearances on numerous radio shows across the country. In his time attending races he’s attended almost ninety races among the six racing series. Along with NASCAR, He loves Minor and Major League Baseball. He’s a Minnesota Twins and Chattanooga Lookouts. He also enjoys watching Iowa State Cyclones college football.