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Chad Finchum
Chad Finchum
Chad Finchum Richmond 2018.jpg
Finchum at Richmond Raceway in 2018
BornChad C. Finchum
(1994-09-22) September 22, 1994 (age 27)
Knoxville, Tennessee
Height5'7
Weight160
Achievements2010 NASCAR Weekly Series Tennessee Champion
NASCAR Cup Series career
6 races run over 3 years
2021 position65th
Best finish52nd (2020)
First race2018 Food City 500 (Bristol)
Last race2021 Hollywood Casino 400 (Kansas)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
NASCAR Xfinity Series career
106 races run over 6 years
Car no., teamNo. 13 (MBM Motorsports)
2021 position48th
Best finish26th (2019, 2020)
First race2017 OneMain Financial 200 (Dover)
Last race2022 A-GAME 200 (Dover)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 0 0
Statistics current as of December 26, 2021.

Chad C. Finchum[1] (born September 22, 1994) is an American professional stock car racing driver. He competes part-time in the NASCAR Xfinity Series, driving the No. 13 Toyota Supra for MBM Motorsports. Finchum has also driven several races in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series East, capturing a victory at Bristol Motor Speedway in that series, and in the NASCAR Cup Series.

Racing career

Early years

Finchum began racing at age seven,[2] starting his career racing go-karts at Dumplin Valley Raceway in Tennessee.[3] By age 13 he had logged 200 go-kart wins on dirt and asphalt.[2] He then moved to full-bodied cars, often racing late models at Kingsport Speedway in Tennessee,[4][5] and also competed in Bandolero and Legends cars in Charlotte Motor Speedway's Summer Shootout.[6] He would win the Tennessee NASCAR Whelen All-American Series championship in 2010.[7]

Finchum graduated from Halls High School (Knox County, Tennessee)[8]

K&N Pro Series East

Finchum drove his first four K&N Pro Series East races in 2011 with Lori Williams, who had given Daniel Suárez and Jesus Hernandez rides previously. Finchum scored two top-ten finishes that first year, finishing seventh at Bowman Gray Stadium and Gresham Motorsports Park.[9] He joined Spraker Racing in 2012, finishing seventh again at Bristol Motor Speedway but not finding success in his other three starts.[10] One start with Spraker in 2013 yielded a DNF at Bristol.[11] Finchum then started 2015 driving for his own team but then associated with Martin-McClure Racing later in the year.[12] In only his third start with the team, and his first in 2016, Finchum won the K&N race at Bristol.[13] Starting from the fourth position, Finchum passed polesitter and leader Harrison Burton thirteen laps into the race and never looked back.[14] In a late restart Finchum held off future NASCAR national series drivers Kyle Benjamin, Justin Haley, Kaz Grala and Todd Gilliland.[15] Focusing on the Xfinity Series in 2017, Finchum ran one K&N race, recording a fifth at Bristol.[16]

Xfinity Series

Finchum racing the No. 40 in 2018 at Road America

Finchum, in conjunction with his K&N Pro Series East team Team McClure Inc., signed on for two races with MBM Motorsports including a debut race at Dover International Speedway.[17] Despite falling out with engine problems at Dover, Finchum was approved for 1.5-mile tracks, yielding another start at Kentucky Speedway.[18] Finchum made five more starts in 2017 ranging from 1-mile Dover to 2.5-mile Indianapolis Motor Speedway, cracking the top thirty three times.[19]

In late November 2017, Finchum was announced as the full-time driver of MBM's No. 40 entry for the 2018 NASCAR Xfinity Series season.[20][21] He led second practice at Daytona International Speedway in July.[22] He finished the year 30th in final point standings.

In 2019, Finchum surprisingly qualified 2nd for both the Rinnai 250 and the Boyd Gaming 300 after rain cancelled qualifying. That season he ran nearly full time, only missing Daytona being run by Johnny Jackson.

Cup Series

On March 27, 2018, Finchum announced in a Bristol Motor Speedway promotional video that he would make his Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series debut at that track in April 2018.[23][24] The run came in the No. 66 car for MBM Motorsports, whom he also drives for in the NASCAR Xfinity Series.[25] Bristol was a track that Finchum was especially excited to make his debut at, as he considers it a "home track".[26] After starting 38th, he finished 33rd when he retired from the race on lap 335.[27]

Finchum failed to qualify for the 2020 Daytona 500 after finishing 20th in Duel 1 of the 2020 Bluegreen Vacations Duels.[28] In September, he ran the South Point 400 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, finishing last when overheating ended his day after 19 laps.[29] He also competed at Kansas and Texas, where he respectively finished 39th and 35th.[30]

He was due to return to the Daytona 500 the following year in the No. 13 for MBM (previously the No. 49),[31][32] but was replaced by Garrett Smithley.[33] He's due to running the Ally 400 with the 66, his debut number in 2018.

Motorsports career results

NASCAR

(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * - Most laps led.)

Cup Series

NASCAR Cup Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 NCSC Pts Ref
2018 MBM Motorsports 66 Toyota DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL MAR TEX BRI
33
RCH TAL DOV KAN CLT POC MCH SON CHI DAY KEN NHA POC GLN MCH BRI DAR IND LVS RCH CLT DOV TAL KAN MAR TEX PHO HOM 68th 01 [34]
2020 49 DAY
DNQ
LVS CAL PHO DAR DAR CLT CLT BRI ATL MAR HOM TAL POC POC IND KEN TEX KAN NHA MCH MCH DAY DOV DOV DAY DAR RCH BRI LVS
39
TAL CLT KAN
39
TEX
35
MAR PHO 52nd 01 [30]
2021 66 DAY DAY HOM LVS PHO ATL BRI MAR RCH TAL KAN DAR DOV COA CLT SON NSH
33
POC POC ROA ATL NHA GLN IND MCH DAY DAR RCH BRI LVS TAL CLT TEX KAN
40
MAR PHO 65th 01 [35]
Daytona 500
Year Team Manufacturer Start Finish
2020 MBM Motorsports Toyota DNQ

Xfinity Series

NASCAR Xfinity Series results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 NXSC Pts Ref
2017 MBM Motorsports 40 Chevy DAY ATL LVS PHO CAL TEX BRI RCH TAL CLT DOV
34
POC MCH IOW DAY KEN
29
NHA BRI
28
ROA DAR RCH CHI KEN DOV
36
49th 41 [36]
Dodge IND
32
IOW GLN MOH
Toyota CLT
29
KAN TEX PHO HOM
30
2018 DAY
28
ATL
35
LVS
32
PHO
36
CAL
36
TEX
34
BRI
36
RCH
34
TAL
39
DOV
25
CLT
DNQ
POC
30
MCH
29
IOW
26
CHI
38
DAY
14
KEN
31
NHA
21
IOW
37
GLN
29
MOH
29
BRI
30
ROA
22
IND
21
LVS
25
RCH
26
DOV
34
KAN
16
TEX
17
PHO
37
30th 253 [37]
Chevy DAR
32
Dodge CLT
28
66 Toyota HOM
31
2019 42 DAY ATL
26
LVS
21
PHO
19
CAL
32
TEX
23
BRI
20
RCH
34
DOV
30
CLT
38
POC
37
MCH
22
IOW
21
CHI
24
DAY
27
KEN
28
NHA
30
IOW
32
26th 250 [38]
13 TAL
36
GLN
32
MOH
35
ROA
35
IND
33
CLT
36
PHO
32
66 BRI
DNQ
LVS
34
61 DAR
30
RCH
26
DOV
31
KAN
26
TEX
15
HOM
35
2020 13 DAY
20
LVS
21
CAL
20
PHO
24
DAR
24
CLT
22
BRI
24
ATL
34
HOM
30
HOM
21
TAL
22
POC
26
KEN
16
KEN
33
TEX
24
KAN
29
DOV
29
DOV
24
DAY
25
DAR
20
TAL
11
CLT KAN 26th 322 [39]
66 IND
27
ROA
36
DAY LVS
35
TEX
34
61 RCH
37
RCH
28
BRI
20
MAR
37
PHO
2021 13 Ford DAY
30
DAY 48th 57 [40]
61 Toyota HOM
23
LVS
28
PHO BRI
33
LVS TAL CLT TEX KAN MAR PHO
13 ATL
39
MAR TAL DAR DOV COA CLT
15
MOH TEX NHA
DNQ
GLN IND MCH DAY DAR
DNQ
RCH
42 NSH
DNQ
POC ROA ATL
2022 13 DAY CAL LVS PHO ATL
DNQ
COA RCH MAR
DNQ
TAL DOV
32
DAR TEX CLT PIR NSH ROA ATL NHA POC IND MCH GLN DAY BRI
DNQ
TEX TAL CLT LVS HOM MAR PHO -* -* [41]
Ford DAR
DNQ
KAN

K&N Pro Series East

NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSEC Pts Ref
2011 Lori Williams 12 Dodge GRE
18
SBO RCH IOW BGS
7
JFC
7
LGY NHA COL GRE
26
NHA DOV 31st 486 [42]
2012 Spraker Racing 37 Toyota BRI
7
GRE
12
RCH
36
IOW BGS JFC
25
LGY CNB COL IOW NHA DOV GRE CAR 32nd 96 [43]
2013 Chevy BRI
34
GRE FIF RCH BGS IOW LGY COL IOW VIR GRE NHA DOV RAL 76th 10 [44]
2015 James Finchum 17 Toyota NSM GRE BRI
17
IOW BGS LGY COL NHA 34th 74 [45]
Martin-McClure Racing 39 Chevy IOW
18
GLN MOT VIR RCH DOV
23
2016 Toyota NSM MOB GRE BRI
1*
VIR DOM STA COL NHA
14
DOV
14
24th 135 [46]
33 IOW
17
GLN GRE NJM
2017 39 NSM GRE BRI
5
SBO SBO MEM BLN TMP NHA IOW GLN LGY NJM DOV 44th 39 [47]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

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