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September 27, 2017 Posted by ChrisOwens in News

Chad Finley returns to Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville hoping to continue winning ways

NASHVILLE, Tenn September 27, 2017 – Chad Finley (@Chad_Finley) and his Chad Finley Racing (CFR) team are off to Fairgrounds Speedway Nashville this weekend where they hope to continue their winning ways in Sunday afternoon’s 33rd-annual All-American 400.

Finley enters the prestigious Late Model race for the fourth time in his career already a winner at the historic Fairgrounds earning his first career ARCA Racing Series presented by Menards victory in April.
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While the circumstances, competition and event portfolio are the exact opposite of what Finley experienced on Apr. 8, the DeWitt, Mich. native is optimistic that his family-owned team can sing their same tune again on Oct. 1.

“The Fairgrounds at Nashville will always be very meaningful to me now,” offered Finley who enters this weekend’s race on the heels of a fifth-place finish in his most recent ARCA race at Chicagoland Speedway two weeks ago. “Our ARCA win in April solidified a lot for not only me, but my family and team who stood beside me through the thick and thin.

“The All-American 400 is a big deal and it takes a lot to stand in Victory Lane there, but we have the confidence in our car and our capabilities to stand up to any challenges we may face and put our No. 42 Air Lift / XLT Engineering Chevrolet near the front when it matters the most.

“I’m looking forward to going back there this weekend and having fun with our Late Model.”

Despite a vast focus on his ARCA Racing Series program and his Dirt Late Model this season, Finley says he’s ready to get back in his Port City Late Model and do work.

“It has been a long time since I’ve had the opportunity to drive our Port City Late Model,” noted Finley who hopes to secure his fourth straight top-10 in the prominent race.

“I am really looking forward to it though. As I mentioned, I love the racetrack and its history and for me, it’s an honor to be a part of a historic race.”

Although Finley knows he’s going to be facing some stiff challenge from some of the best Late Model teams and drivers in the country, his ammo comes in the form of veteran crew chief Bruce Cook.

Cook, a longtime fixture in the Motorsports industry called the shots for Finley’s ARCA win. His veteran knowledge and experience could be the wild card in a field stacked with ambition and youth that propels Finley back to the winner’s circle.

“We’re bringing Mr. Bruce Cook with us this weekend so he can help get a good balance on the car and call the shots for the race. His craft on the pit box could lead us to another Gibson guitar on Sunday afternoon.”

Of course, Finley says that his return to the All-American 400 wouldn’t be possible without the help of some of his longtime marketing partners.

“I really need to thank Air Lift, XLT Engineering, Horvath Design, Auto Value and Northside Service for stepping up for this race and give us another opportunity to race in circles. I know without them, I would not be in Nashville this weekend.”

In his three previous starts in the All-American 400, Finley owns a career-best fourth place finish in the 2015 race after starting an event best sixth. Additionally, the Michigander earned two additional top-10s with an eighth-place finish in his All-American debut in 2013 and a seventh-place showing the following year in Nov. 2014.
Finley is the son of former ARCA winner and NASCAR driver Jeff Finley.

Follow Chad Finley on Twitter @Chad_Finley.

CONTACT:

Jeff Finley
jeff@chadfinleyracing.com
Cell 517-819-1560

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