Chad Finchum | |||||||
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Born | Chad C. Finchum September 22, 1994 Knoxville, Tennessee | ||||||
Height | 5'7 | ||||||
Weight | 160 | ||||||
Achievements | 2010 NASCAR Weekly Series Tennessee Champion | ||||||
NASCAR Cup Series career | |||||||
6 races run over 3 years | |||||||
2021 position | 65th | ||||||
Best finish | 52nd (2020) | ||||||
First race | 2018 Food City 500 (Bristol) | ||||||
Last race | 2021 Hollywood Casino 400 (Kansas) | ||||||
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NASCAR Xfinity Series career | |||||||
106 races run over 6 years | |||||||
Car no., team | No. 13 (MBM Motorsports) | ||||||
2021 position | 48th | ||||||
Best finish | 26th (2019, 2020) | ||||||
First race | 2017 OneMain Financial 200 (Dover) | ||||||
Last race | 2022 A-GAME 200 (Dover) | ||||||
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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.
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]}
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]}
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.
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.
(key) (Bold - Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics - Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * - Most laps led.)
NASCAR Cup Series results | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
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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 | 0^{1} | ^{[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 | 0^{1} | ^{[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 | 0^{1} | ^{[35]} |
Year | Team | Manufacturer | Start | Finish |
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2020 | MBM Motorsports | Toyota | DNQ |
NASCAR Xfinity Series results | |||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
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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 |
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Dodge | CLT 28 |
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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 |
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66 | BRI DNQ |
LVS 34 |
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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 |
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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 |
NASCAR K&N Pro Series East results | ||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||
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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