Chad Finley (born March 17, 1992) is an American professional stock car racing driver and team owner. He currently competes part-time in the NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series, driving the No. 42 Chevrolet Silverado for Chad Finley Racing.

Chad Finley
Born (1992-03-17) March 17, 1992 (age 27)
Dewitt, Michigan
NASCAR Gander RV & Outdoors Truck Series career
9 races run over 3 years
Truck no., teamNo. 42 (Chad Finley Racing)
2019 position52nd
Best finish48th (2018)
First race2015 Careers for Veterans 200 (Michigan)
Last race2019 Buckle Up in Your Truck 225 (Kentucky)
Wins Top tens Poles
0 1 0
Statistics current as of November 18, 2019.

Racing careerEdit

Finley began his racing career at the age of 10. He finished third in the East Lansing Kart Track Championship points his first season and won the championship the following. He won the Great Lakes Sprint Series Championship and finished sixth in the World Karting Association (WKA) in 2005.

In 2006, Finley made his full-sized stock car debut with the ASA Late Model Series. His first full season in the full-sized stock car came in 2007 when at the age of 15 he won the Outlaw Super Late Model Rookie-of-the-Year award at Spartan Speedway (Mich.).

2008 saw many firsts for Finley. He scored his first career Outlaw Super Late Model feature win at Spartan Speedway (Mich.) and then visited victory lane again just a couple months later, this time driving a Template Pro Late Model in the Super Pro Late Model Series.

In 2009 saw Finley make the jump to the ARCA Racing Series driving for NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Brad Keselowski. He won a pole award at Rockingham Speedway (N.C.), scored one top-five finish, and three top-10s in just four starts that season. Finley made seven starts in the ARCA Racing Series in 2010 where he tied his career best finish of third, twice. Those two top-three finishes came at Rockingham Speedway (N.C.) and Pocono Raceway (Pa.). Chad also raced events at major NASCAR venues such as Texas Motor Speedway (Tex.), and Michigan International Speedway (Mich.).

In 2011, Finley competed for JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour Championship, finishing third in the overall points standings with five top-five finishes and eight top-10 finishes. He scored two season-high second-place finishes at Lucas Oil Raceway (Ind.) and Dixie Motor Speedway (Mich.) respectively.

In 2012, Finley scored his first career win in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour at Columbus Motor Speedway (Ohio). He also won the Fast Qualifier Award in both the ARCA/CRA Super Series and JEGS/CRA All-Stars and finished the year with four top-five finishes and seven top-10 finishes.

In 2013, Finley ran events in both the ARCA/CRA Super Series and the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour, winning two races in the JEGS/CRA All-Stars Tour. He collected five-top five finishes as well as eight top-10 finishes that season as well. At South Alabama Speedway, Finley broke the track record during the 37th Running of the Rattler 250.

In 2014, Finley posted many solid finishes in both Pro and Super Late Model races around the country. He also ran select races in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series. At the end of the season, he moved to Mooresville, N.C., where he expanded Chad Finley Development.

In 2015, Finley made his NASCAR Camping World Truck Series debut, driving the No. 30 Ford F-150 for Rette Jones Racing at Michigan and Chicagoland where he finished 21st in both events.

In 2017, he and his race team attempted 6 ARCA Racing Series races over the course of the year, scoring a win at the Nashville Fairgrounds in the early spring.

In 2018, he attempted two Truck Series races with his team at Gateway Motorsports Park and at Bristol Motor Speedway respectively. He finished an impressive 6th place with their first attempt at Gateway after avoiding some of the late race chaos in the end. While they qualified well at Bristol, the team fell out of the race early. He later ran the Martinsville fall race with Reaume Brothers Racing, but a wreck towards the end of stage 1 derailed their chances of a good run, finishing 32nd.

For the 2019 season, Chad Finley Racing increased their Truck Series schedule to a full-time slate, hiring Robby Lyons to share the No. 42 with Finley starting with the NextEra Energy 250 at Daytona International Speedway.[1] After the Ultimate Tailgating 200 at Atlanta Motor Speedway, the team's hauler and trucks inside were damaged in an accident while leaving the track, forcing them to miss the following week's Strat 200 at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.[2]

Motorsports career resultsEdit

NASCAREdit

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

Nationwide SeriesEdit

NASCAR Nationwide 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 NNSC Pts Ref
2011 Team Rensi Motorsports 25 Ford DAY PHO LVS BRI CAL TEX TAL NSH RCH DAR DOV IOW CLT CHI MCH
Wth
ROA DAY KEN NHA NSH IRP IOW GLN CGV BRI ATL RCH CHI DOV KAN CLT TEX PHO HOM N/A [3]

Gander Outdoors Truck SeriesEdit

NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck 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 NGOTC Pts Ref
2015 Rette Jones Racing 30 Ford DAY ATL MAR KAN CLT DOV TEX GTW IOW KEN ELD POC MCH
21
BRI MSP CHI
21
NHA LVS TAL MAR TEX PHO HOM 54th 46 [4]
2018 Chad Finley Racing 42 Chevy DAY ATL LVS MAR DOV KAN CLT TEX IOW GTW
6
CHI KEN ELD POC MCH BRI
30
MSP LVS TAL 48th 43 [5]
Reaume Brothers Racing 33 Chevy MAR
32
TEX PHO HOM
2019 Chad Finley Racing 42 Chevy DAY ATL
28
LVS MAR TEX DOV KAN CLT
18
TEX IOW
28
GTW CHI KEN
26
POC ELD MCH BRI MSP LVS TAL MAR PHO HOM 52nd 48 [6]

K&N Pro Series EastEdit

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 15 16 NKNPSEC Pts Ref
2014 Chad Finley Racing 29 Ford NSM DAY BRI GRE RCH
12
IOW BGS FFL LGY NHA
5
COL IOW
DNQ
GLN VIR GRE DOV
30
29th 101 [7]
2016 Michael Calabrese 43 Ford NSM MOB GRE BRI VIR DOM STA COL NHA IOW GLN GRE NJE DOV
10
51st 34 [8]

K&N Pro Series WestEdit

NASCAR K&N Pro Series West results
Year Team No. Make 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 NKNPSWC Pts Ref
2014 Chad Finley Racing 29 Ford PHO IRW S99 IOW KCR SON SLS CNS IOW
DNQ
EVG KCR MMP AAS PHO N/A [9]

* Season still in progress
1 Ineligible for series points

ARCA Racing SeriesEdit

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

ARCA Racing 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 ARSC Pts Ref
2009 K Automotive Racing 29 Chevy DAY SLM CAR TAL KEN TOL
6
POC MCH MFD IOW
9
KEN BLN
3
POC ISF CHI TOL DSF NJE SLM KAN CAR
15
32nd 1035 [10]
2010 DAY PBE SLM TEX
11
TAL TOL POC
3
MCH
7
IOW MFD POC BLN NJE ISF CHI
23
DSF TOL SLM KAN
30
CAR
3
27th 1010 [11]
2016 Chad Finley Racing 51 Toyota DAY NSH SLM TAL TOL NJE POC MCH
13
MAD WIN IOW IRP
5
POC BLN ISF DSF SLM 50th 485 [12]
Chevy CHI
23
KEN KAN
2017 DAY NSH
1
SLM TAL TOL
3
ELK POC MCH
12
MAD IOW IRP
3*
POC WIN ISF ROA DSF SLM CHI
5
KEN KAN
11
21st 1240 [13]
2018 DAY NSH SLM TAL TOL CLT POC MCH
23
MAD GTW CHI IOW ELK POC ISF BLN DSF SLM IRP KAN 100th 115 [14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Brooks, Amanda (December 5, 2018). "Chad Finley Racing set to increase Truck Series schedule". Jayski's Silly Season Site. ESPN. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  2. ^ Utter, Jim (February 25, 2019). "Chad Finley Racing to skip Vegas Truck race after hauler accident". Motorsport.com. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  3. ^ "Chad Finley – 2011 NASCAR Nationwide Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  4. ^ "Chad Finley – 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  5. ^ "Chad Finley – 2018 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved June 28, 2018.
  6. ^ "Chad Finley – 2019 NASCAR Gander Outdoors Truck Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved November 18, 2019.
  7. ^ "Chad Finley – 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  8. ^ "Chad Finley – 2016 NASCAR K&N Pro Series East Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  9. ^ "Chad Finley – 2014 NASCAR K&N Pro Series West Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  10. ^ "Chad Finley – 2009 ARCA Re/Max Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  11. ^ "Chad Finley – 2010 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  12. ^ "Chad Finley – 2016 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  13. ^ "Chad Finley – 2017 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 8, 2018.
  14. ^ "Chad Finley – 2018 ARCA Racing Series Results". Racing-Reference. Retrieved December 8, 2018.

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