KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Chad Finchum of Knoxville, Tenn., will be making his fifth NASCAR Xfinity Series start of the 2017 racing season for MBM Motorsports this weekend in the Use Your Melon, Drive Sober 200 at Dover International Speedway on Saturday, Sept. 30.
The 23-year-old Finchum will chauffeur the Smithbilt Homes, Buddy Gregg RVs & Motor Homes, No. 40 Chevrolet Camaro at the “Monster Mile.” Finchum’s starts for MBM Motorsports this season have come at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Dover International Speedway, Kentucky Speedway and Bristol Motor Speedway.
The thoughts of racing at Dover International Speedway brings a smile to Finchum’s face because it’s concrete, a surface he’s experienced a lot of success racing on.
Finchum won the NASCAR K&N Pro Series Pitt Lite 125 at Bristol Motor Speedway in 2016, and the “World’s Fastest Half-Mile” is – concrete. He captured the Kingsport Speedway NASCAR Whelen All-American Series Late Model Stock Car championship in 2013, and the .375-mile banked track is – concrete. He also added to his resume the Tennessee NASCAR Whelen All-American Series state title in 2013.
“This will be my second NASCAR Xfinity Series race at Dover International Speedway, but I’ve also got a few NASCAR K&N Pro Series starts there,” Finchum said looking ahead to this weekend at Dover Downs. “I really feel comfortable racing around the high banks. I guess you could say Dover is kind of like a big Bristol in a way. Both tracks have concrete racing surfaces and each are fast, high-banked and you really carry a lot of momentum through the corners.
“We had a pretty good run going back in June when we raced at Dover before engine issues sidelined us early. But Carl (Long) and the guys at MBM Motorsports have told me we’re going to have a pretty competitive ride for this weekend, and I’m just ready to give it my best effort behind the wheel.”
Knoxville marketing partners Smithbilt Homes along with Buddy Gregg RVs & Motor Homes are back onboard supporting Finchum for the second time this season. The previous occasion was back in August at Bristol Motor Speedway.
“Competing in NASCAR racing is a costly endeavor and you can’t do it without great sponsors behind you,” Finchum said. “Most definitely I’m very appreciative of the support I get from Smithbilt Homes and Buddy Gregg RVs & Motor Homes. I’m from Knoxville and that’s also where they’re headquartered. I guess you could say hometown driver and local sponsors going NASCAR Xfinity Series racing together, and that’s an awesome combination.”
NASCAR Xfinity Series practice begins Friday, Sept. 29 with two sessions scheduled: 12 p.m. – 12:55 p.m., and from 2:30 p.m. – 3:25 p.m. on NBC Sports Network.
NASCAR Xfinity Series Coors Light Pole Qualifying is set for Saturday, Sept. 30 at 11:35 a.m. on CNBC. Countdown to Green is scheduled at 3 p.m., followed by running of the Use Your Melon, Drive Sober 200 at 3:15 p.m. on NBCSN. Live radio coverage provided by Motor Racing Network and SiriusXM Satellite NASCAR Channel 90. … You can also vist the Dover International Speedway website at www.DoverSpeedway.com.
To learn more about possible sponsor opportunities with Chad Finchum Racing, contact James Finchum at (865) 740-3535. To keep up with Chad Finchum’s racing throughout the season visit the website at www.ChadFinchum.com, on Facebook at Chad Finchum Racing, and Twitter @ChadFinchum.
Chad Finchum Racing marketing partners.
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Buddy Gregg RVs & Motor Homes: Buddy Gregg RVs & Motor Homes is your one stop shop RV Super Center conveniently located just off I-75 / I-40 at Campbell Station Road. Buddy Gregg RVs & Motor Homes is a full line RV dealer affiliated with the top manufacturers in the industry. With over 300 RVs to choose from at the Knoxville location, makes Buddy Gregg’s east Tennessee’s premier dealer. For more information about Buddy Gregg RVs & Motor Homes visit – www.BuddyGregg.com.